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10 Ways to Plan Your Blessingway

10 Ways to Plan Your Blessingway

The blessingway ceremony is the perfect opportunity for the pregnant woman to connect with their community as they prepare for birth. It is so important to honor each family as they embark on this incredible life-changing journey through pregnancy, birth, and parenthood. I encourage you to take some of these ideas and get creative to come up with your own ways to plan your blessingway.

Our Soothing Herb Bath and our Postpartum Herb Bath are perfect gifts for an expectant mother.

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How to Enjoy Your Period

How to Enjoy Your Period

Throughout time women have been and will be the time keepers. Each and every month women reveal their connection to the greater cycles of nature. Our internal clock is synchronized with the cycles of the moon. We wax and wane, we are full and still. Whether you see your cycle as a problem that needs to be solved or as something to be honored, you can enjoy your menstrual cycle!  Our Cycle Relief Herbal Tincture supports you physically, emotionally, and hormonally as you cycle through your month.

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Best Baby Carriers for Breastfeeding

Best Baby Carriers for Breastfeeding

When you have the basics of breastfeeding down, you will be able to start exploring the option of nursing your baby in a baby carrier hands-free! Learning how to do this may take some time and patience. It is important to find the right kind of carrier for you and your baby, one that fits you both well. But once you have, it can be really wonderful.

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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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The Difference Between a Doula and a Midwife

The Difference Between a Doula and a Midwife

You may have heard that a doula is a huge help when delivering your baby. This is completely true, and there are even different kinds of doulas to assist you in the birth of your baby. You may also be considering a midwife for your delivery and care, which is a wonderful choice for low-risk women. However, do you know the difference between midwives and doulas? Midwives and doulas often have very similar philosophies of care, but the care they give is very different.

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How to Nurture a New Mother

How to Nurture a New Mother

After giving birth, a new mother goes through tremendous changes physically, emotionally, and hormonally. She changes more during the first 72 hours postpartum than she does during her entire pregnancy! Her body is no longer dominated by progesterone and estrogen. Now, she is under the influence of lactogen and prolactin, two wonderful feel-good hormones that make it possible for her to nurse her newborn.

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Journey into Motherhood

Journey into Motherhood

When you are pregnant you need lots of support so you can have a happy fit pregnancy.  The thing is, when I say "you need support", I’m not only talking about how another person can help you. I want to show you how other supportive measures, like meditation and herbs, can comfort you during pregnancy and guide you as you journey into motherhood.

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Healing or Helping After Miscarriage

Healing or Helping After Miscarriage

Miscarriage is intense for your body and can leave you feeling fragile physically and emotionally. Taking care of your body, or knowing how to help someone who is trying to heal after miscarriage, can ease some of the physical symptoms.

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