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How to Include Your Partner in Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum

How to Include Your Partner in Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum

With Fathers Day coming up, I want to take time out and acknowledge all the awesome dads out there. One of the unexpected gifts of my midwifery career is finding a newfound respect for men. Prior to being a midwife, I'll admit that I had very little actual respect for men. Having the honor of attending births and serving hundreds of families, I've had the unique experience of being invited into one of the most powerful and transformative experiences in both men and women's lives.  

 

Today's post is dedicated to the beautiful men in our lives. We will explore loving ways to communicate and how you can include and involve your partner in meaningful ways during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

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Perineal Care After Childbirth

Perineal Care After Childbirth

One of the most common fears associated with childbirth is having a vaginal tear. Let me start by powerfully and honestly reminding you that your body is fully capable of giving birth and recovering completely. Your pelvic floor and vagina are made to give birth. Even if the muscles of your pelvic floor stretch and tear, they are woven together like a basket.  They are meant to expand, stretch and bounce back to its previous size. Your brilliant body is great at opening up completely and closing right back again.  However, having realistic expectations and some basic supplies will help you have a smooth postpartum recovery even if you have a perineal tear.

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Yoni Steaming: The Sacred Origin, How to Steam, & Choosing Your Herbs

Yoni Steaming: The Sacred Origin, How to Steam, & Choosing Your Herbs

Hello Beautiful! Have you experienced a yoni steam?

On today’s episode of Apothecary Wisdom, we’ll explore the restorative practice of yoni steams. There is a lot you need to know about them. Yoni steams offer us the to restore the disconnect from our female body, yoni/uterus, whether that be from birth, unsatisfying intimate experiences, trauma, abuse, surgeries, or just cultural disconnect.

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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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3 Pervasive Problems Pregnant & Postpartum Women Experience

3 Pervasive Problems Pregnant & Postpartum Women Experience

Organic Herbal pregnancy tea provides vital hydration, vitamins and minerals for your growing and changing body. In this post, you'll learn 3 benefits of drinking herbal tea while you grow your baby and prepare your body to give birth. 

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