Tag: herbs

Nausea in Pregnancy: Boon and Bane?

Nausea in Pregnancy: Boon and Bane?

   Plus 8 Tips For Managing Morning Sickness

No one would argue that morning sickness, or nausea in pregnancy (referred to medically as nausea and vomiting of pregnancy or NVP), is a miserable experience, and one that impacts over half of pregnant women. But interestingly, research suggests that there may be some meaning to the misery. There are a fascinating array of benefits […]

Herbal Tea and Pregnancy

Herbal Tea and Pregnancy

   Is it Safe? Beneficial?

There is a lot of advice about whether or not it is safe to drink herbal tea in pregnancy. Unfortunately, much of the advice about tea and pregnancy is conflicting. My own short answer…

Breastfeeding Pain Remedies

Breastfeeding Pain Remedies

Breastfeeding may cause nipples to become super sensitive in the early days, but there should not be breastfeeding pain. The first priority if nipples are painful is to correct the baby’s latch to the breast. The following aids are not a replacement for establishing a pain-free effective latch. Contact your doula, doctor, midwife, or a […]

Postpartum Herbs, Oils, & More

Postpartum Herbs, Oils, & More

   Supports After Birth

The use of postpartum herbs is an ancient practice with varied applications across regions and cultures. Today postpartum herbs are used in birth centers and by midwives to offer care to new mothers and speed healing after birth. As the use of natural aids is becoming more popular, essential oils are also being used for […]

Postpartum Health and Healing

Postpartum Health and Healing

Postpartum is a very special time when the full range of human experience is intensified. It is extremely different family to family and baby to baby. You may experience these days as blissful or exceedingly difficult. Encourage each family member with grace and gratitude during this time. Fill your home with love. Lay the foundation […]