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Sacred Tulsi: A Natural Ally for Menopausal Women

Sacred Tulsi: A Natural Ally for Menopausal Women

Menopause deserves to be honored and celebrated just as much as starting our menstruation and having babies, but the associated symptoms, such as hot flashes, mood swings, and sleep disturbances, can make it challenging for many women to celebrate this season of their lives. 

 

So we search for herbs, wellness practices, and mediations to help us stay grounded in the truth of this experience as one that opens us up to even more profound wisdom and grace than ever before.

 

In the pursuit of holistic well-being during menopause, you may find Tulsi, also known as Holy Basil, emerges as a valuable herbal ally. This sacred herb, revered in Ayurveda for its myriad health benefits, holds particular promise for menopausal women.

 

I sincerely hope this is supportive of your transition.

 

Hugs,
Maria

 

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Craft Your Personal Placenta Rituals

Craft Your Personal Placenta Rituals

The moments after birth, no matter how the birth progressed, are sacred. From home births to c-sections, there is a certain feel to the air that comes with the emergence of new life. The smells, sounds, and sensations will be fresh in mama’s mind for years to come, even when all other details become blurry and begin to fade.

 

The delivery of the placenta—the afterbirth—is often overlooked as a side note in birthing preparations. It might be considered a matter of course, another thing to tidy up after the baby is born, but not a significant moment. In countless births every day, it’s simply wrapped up and thrown away with the rest of the mess that comes with birth.

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Cesarean Sections: Risks, Prevention, and Herbs for Recovery

Cesarean Sections: Risks, Prevention, and Herbs for Recovery
The high rates of cesarean sections (C-sections) worldwide stem from various factors, including medical indications such as fetal distress or maternal health conditions, technological advances making C-sections safer and more accessible, cultural and litigation concerns, financial incentives, and maternal choice. These factors contribute to overuse or unnecessary use of C-sections, leading to increased healthcare costs and potential risks for mothers and babies. Preventing unnecessary C-sections involves attending regular prenatal check-ups, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, educating oneself about childbirth, discussing birth preferences and concerns, staying flexible during labor, considering labor support, and discussing VBAC options if applicable. Doulas can also play a crucial role in preventing C-sections by providing continuous support, advocacy, and guidance during labor and childbirth. Additionally, natural remedies and herbs like St. John's Wort, arnica, and calendula may aid in C-section recovery by promoting healing and reducing discomfort, but it's essential to consult with a healthcare provider before use. Continue reading

5 Ways Doula's Help Prevent C-Sections

5 Ways Doula's Help Prevent C-Sections
Doulas can play a valuable role in preventing cesarean sections (C-sections) by providing continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to women during labor and childbirth. While doulas do not have medical training or the authority to make medical decisions, their presence and support have been associated with several factors that may help reduce the likelihood of C-sections. Continue reading

Menstrual Cycle Syncing with Moon Phases, Herbs and Qigong

Menstrual Cycle Syncing with Moon Phases, Herbs and Qigong
In a world where technology reigns supreme, reconnecting with nature's rhythms is vital to our health and wellbeing. One ancient practice now becoming a trend and gaining popularity is cycle syncing - aligning your menstrual cycle with the moon's phases. In this blog, we'll explore the connection between your body's natural rhythms and the lunar cycle and how working with herbs, food, and Qigong supports this ancient practice for your modern-day life that is balanced and harmonious.  Continue reading

The Heart-Opening Magic of Hawthorn

The Heart-Opening Magic of Hawthorn

The Heart-Opening Magic of Hawthorn Berry, Leaf, and Flower: A Holistic Approach to Spiritual, Emotional, and Physical Well-Being

 

In the realm of herbal medicine, few plants hold the same revered status as the Hawthorn tree (Crataegus monogyna), which is a flowering plant in the rose family, Rosaceae. The Latin word Crataegus means "hardness" or "strength". With its rich history dating back centuries, this mystical and medicinal plant has been celebrated for its heart-opening qualities, impacting not only physical health but also spiritual and emotional well-being. The trifecta of Hawthorn berry, leaf, and flower is believed to be a potent elixir that harmonizes the heart on multiple levels, offering a holistic approach to health.

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Natural Remedies for Bacterial Vaginosis BV

Natural Remedies for Bacterial Vaginosis BV

Traditional treatment for BV typically involves antibiotics. However, such treatment often leads to frequent recurrences and poses some medical risks. Antibiotics serve as a temporary fix for BV symptoms, albeit sometimes necessary in the short run. Yet, they fail to address the underlying issue: vaginal dysbiosis, which signifies an imbalance in the vaginal microbiome.

The discourse within the medical community surrounding bacterial vaginosis is misplaced. Instead of recognizing BV as a manifestation of vaginal microbiome disruption, it is often viewed in isolation as a gynecological concern. Yet, BV stems from a broader imbalance within a woman's overall ecosystem. But BV is annoying, sometimes uncomfortable, and also carries some risks. 

 

So, what steps can women take to avoid and eliminate BV?

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Home Birth Supplies List

Home Birth Supplies List

For the laboring mother, the work of birth is internal. You’re focusing on breathing and your baby as you move toward that moment when her velvet skin will be on your chest. Meanwhile, the birth team is busy with their own tasks, which aren’t so self-contained. They'll use tools and supplies from beginning to end to help you move through birth as comfortably as possible. Though birth will happen no matter what, some important supplies can help your team support you in safe and comforting ways.

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Breastfeeding After a Cesarean Section

Breastfeeding After a Cesarean Section

Breastfeeding after a caesarean birth, in many ways, is the same as breastfeeding after a vaginal birth. However, there are a few things you will want to be aware of, and perhaps a few things you may be concerned about. It is always best to prepare ahead of time, make sure you have the support that you need, and get all your resources in place so that you can be successful breastfeeding.


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