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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 >




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 >




Guest Post: Choices in Childbirth Talks About Choosing a Care Provider

We are proud to have interviewed Lisa Malley, Executive Director for Choices in Childbirth, a non-profit organization that focuses on improving maternity care by helping women make informed decisions about where, how and with whom to birth. Their mission is to increase education, outreach and advocacy, and to provide information to the… Continue Reading >




Kathryn’s Herbal Birth Story

I decided to have a home birth with my first child. We lived in the mountains in Colorado, far from a hospital. When my water broke and I went into labor, my husband and I drove to my midwife’s home in town, where we would be closer to a hospital in case of any unforeseen emergency. An intense 30-hour labor gave me plenty of opportunity to… Continue Reading >