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Doulas' comfort measures for labor, and what to do if you can't afford a doula.

Are you preparing for your baby’s birth?  Looking for comfort measures you can use for labor and birth?Having a doula (a trained support person for birth and the postpartum period) present during your labor and birth can make it a much more comfortable experience.  Doulas have long been associated with shorter labors, less interventions,… Continue Reading >




Podcast:  Can you really skip the pureed foods?  Try Baby-Led Weaning!

After breast or bottle feeding the next step is pureed foods, fed by spoon, right?Gill Rapley, co-author of Baby-Led Weaning * says that this doesn’t have to be so.  She advocates letting babies transition to solids by giving them table foods.  She says that skipping the pureed foods is actually more natural and better for babies, and… Continue Reading >




Have leftover Motherlove Nipple Cream?  Here are some great uses for it.

Have leftover Motherlove Nipple Cream?  We hope you won’t throw it away!Our nipple cream can be used for many other purposes.  It’s safe and effective for many uses.  You can use it to:Pass on to a pregnant friend (or buy her a new jar!)Moisturize lips (all ingredients are safe for ingestion)Moisturize dry skin on elbows,… Continue Reading >




Honoring the journey to motherhood with a blessingway

Looking for a special way to mark the transition into motherhood?  One that focuses on internal preparation and the support of other women?A blessingway may be just what you’re looking for.We have some special blessingway photos to share with you from Motherlove founder and owner Kathryn Higgins!  She had her own blessingway and… Continue Reading >




The Birth Survey:  Share your experience, learn from other moms

Are you pregnant and interested in other moms’ experiences at your area hospitals?  Want to know what they think about different OBs and midwives?Or have you given birth in the last three years and want to share your experience with your providers and hospital?Then check out The Birth Survey, a project of the Coalition for Improving… Continue Reading >




Podcast: Breastfeeding in the military

In honor of Memorial Day we’re very happy to share this podcast interview with Robyn Roche-Paull, author of Breastfeeding in Combat Boots.Robyn is a US Navy veteran who breastfed while serving on active duty as an aircraft mechanic, and is a lactation consultant and La Leche League leader.  Her work focuses on helping mothers on active… Continue Reading >




Postpartum mood disorders: Know if you have one, and where to turn for help

May is National Maternal Depression Awareness Month, and with 15-20% of mothers suffering from some kind of postpartum mood disorder (depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress), we thought we’d present a few answers to common questions.We posed some questions about postpartum depression and other postpartum mood disorders to Annette… Continue Reading >




Using Goat's Rue to suport your milk supply

Goat’s rue ( Galega officinalis) is an herb which has been long used to support milk supply.Never heard of it?  That may be because it’s a popular galactagogue in France but is less well known in the U.S.  But we think that’s going to change as more people get to know this pretty and powerful plant.What’s special about this… Continue Reading >




Favorite online breastfeeding resources

With all of the breastfeeding information available online, it can be tricky to find a trusted, reliable source for good breastfeeding support.So we asked you on Facebook where you go for breastfeeding information on the web.   Here’s where you told us you go:KellymomAsk Dr. SearsMotheringLa Leche LeagueDr. Jack… Continue Reading >




Happy Mother's Day from Motherlove!

We’re wishing all mothers a wonderful Mother’s Day this Sunday!We thought you’d enjoy this video, “Your House is Strong,” produced by MotherWoman, an organization dedicated to supporting and empowering mothers to create positive personal and social change.  Motherwoman teamed up with internationally-known singer/songwriters The Nields to… Continue Reading >




Four artistic ways to honor a pregnant belly

It makes you waddle.  It enters the room before you do.  It makes it nearly impossible to get up from the couch.However it makes you feel, your belly (otherwise known as your baby) makes a statement.  And save a few stretch marks, that bump is gone in flash with few tangible reminders.To honor your baby and the bump it occupies, why… Continue Reading >




Podcast:  Can you give your baby enough Vitamin D by increasing your own levels?

You’ve probably heard about the importance of having enough Vitamin D - both for yourself and your baby.  And your pediatrician may have recommended that you give your baby a Vitamin D supplement.In recent years, research has shown that having low levels of Vitamin D is associated with a number of health problems in adults, including… Continue Reading >