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Earaches: Causes, Evaluating Symptoms, & Herbal Care

Earaches: Causes, Evaluating Symptoms, & Herbal Care

On this episode of Apothecary Wisdom we'll be further discussing earaches; the causes, different types, symptoms, and herbal care.

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Passion Flower: A Herb For Relaxation And Sleep

Passion Flower: A Herb For Relaxation And Sleep

When searching for ways to calm our bodies for rest and relaxation, Passion Flower often comes to the forefront of most people's minds. We dive deeper into the medicinal offerings of Passion Flower, as well as how we blend Passion Flower into our practice here at Birth Song Botanicals.

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Birth Song Can Help You Get More Sleep

Birth Song Can Help You Get More Sleep

Each of our days are filled to the brim with so many tasks and obligations, we sometimes forget how this can impact us later when we are finally able to tune out and rest at the end of a long day. Birth Song Botanicals is here to help you achieve that deep relaxation and sleep our bodies need.

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Hypnotic Herbs for Deep Healing Sleep

Hypnotic Herbs for Deep Healing Sleep

On this episode of Apothecary Wisdom, we explore a class of herbs called Hypnotics. Hypnotic herbs offer a plethora of support when looking to remedy insomnia and achieve a deep, satisfying sleep.

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How Can We Achieve Deeply Restorative Sleep?

How Can We Achieve Deeply Restorative Sleep?

What can we do to really achieve a good night's rest? Maria discusses the importance of a restorative nights sleep for our body, mind, and overall well being. 

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After Birth Recovery Products New Moms Need

After Birth Recovery Products New Moms Need

The Sudden Shift from Pregnancy to Postpartum

After you’ve done the work and have pushed a new little human out of your body and into the world, your body knows it’s done something incredible. Every muscle screams it. Your organs seem to fall back into place with every step, every inch of your bottom aches, feeling bruised, swollen, heavy, and in shock.

 

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7 Tips for Breastfeeding Success

7 Tips for Breastfeeding Success

In some ways, breastfeeding is an instinctual art, but in other ways, it is a learned skill that takes time and space to master. Have you ever looked in a breastfeeding book and the images looked blissful? Well those women have mastered breastfeeding. It takes time and lots of practice to master something. Let me give you an example of what I mean. Have you ever looked at a yoga book and thought that the poses looked easy? What happened when you tried the poses for the first time? Did you wobble and topple over? Right! We all do. The woman doing yoga has mastered the poses. She practiced and practiced for months and maybe years before she got the confidence up to have someone photograph her for the book.

It’s the same with breastfeeding. It looks natural and easy, but it is a learned skill that requires perfect practice to master. This type of mastery requires patience and persistence.

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Self Care Must Haves for New Moms

Self Care Must Haves for New Moms

Your postpartum time with your new baby can be a magical time of bonding, snuggles, sweet baby sounds, breastfeeding, healing, and rest. It can also be exhausting, frustrating, physically uncomfortable, and challenging. Focusing on your own care means you will more easily be able to care for your newborn. For many of us, it is hard to put our own needs first - as women we often focus on what is best for the whole group, and put our individual needs behind others. However, when you have just given birth and are caring for a newborn, your needs and the baby’s needs work together in a special way. When you are taken care of, it is easier for you to take care of your baby. Now is the time to focus on what is best for you and your newborn.

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Self Care Must Haves for Labor

Self Care Must Haves for Labor

...taking care of yourself during your labor and delivery and immediate postpartum period is so vitally important. Birth calls upon your strength in ways you may not have experienced before. Providing the environment for that strength to fully emerge is what self care is all about.

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