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How to Enjoy Your Period

How to Enjoy Your Period

What messages are in your menstrual cycles?  

Today, let's connect with our wombs and practice listening, observing, and learning from our bodies. There is so much information stored in our blood, breast, bones, and breath. It takes patience, curiosity, and compassion to be a good listener.

Often we feel vulnerable, and our periods are private personal experiences. I think we feel that way because our blood comes from deep inside us. It comes from the most amazingly creative and productive space in our bodies: that space that no one can feel but us. I mean, so many things come from there. From mucus to blood, clots, amniotic fluid, and babies to art, businesses, healing practices, to everything in between.  

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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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Overcoming Mom Guilt When Having Another Baby

Overcoming Mom Guilt When Having Another Baby

The second time around, mentally preparing to have a baby can be especially worrying, since you’ve never loved two children before. If you can’t focus on her now, how much worse will it be when she is out and demands so much more of your time? We are here with wonderful ways to help you trust the process and take good care of your self during your second pregnancy.

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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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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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How to Heal from Mom Burnout

How to Heal from Mom Burnout

The trap is so easy to fall into. As moms, it feels like we do everything. Gestate the baby, deliver the baby, feed the baby, wear the baby…mom burnout makes sense in the early years, because our children are basically an extension of our own bodies. As the years go on, even when other family members can chip in more and more, the child’s needs change but the demand stays the same. In fact, it probably increases, just in different ways.

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What You Need to Know About Mastitis

What You Need to Know About Mastitis

The early postpartum discomfort of nipple soreness and engorged breasts can be challenging to work through, and most moms see relief after getting a good latch established, learning their baby and their baby learning them, and simply waiting a month or two for everything to level off. But sometimes – around 10%, the WHO estimates – breast soreness returns and then turns into mastitis.

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