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Aromatherapy and Herbal Remedies for Pregnancy, Birth, and Breastfeeding

Heartburn, backache, morning sickness, insomnia, pain from tearing... the list of discomforts from the childbearing year can seem endless. But at Motherlove, we've long known that for each challenge there are herbs and essential oils that can provide gentle and effective relief. We are therefore very pleased to share a new book,… Continue Reading >




Spring tonic herbs are spring cleaning for your body!

It's officially spring, and we know that while some of you are enjoying blossoms and warming temperatures, some of you are still deep in snow!Whether your region is blooming or you need some inspiration to get you through the last weeks of a long winter, we thought you'd enjoy a list of spring tonic herbs and suggestions on how to work… Continue Reading >




Our favorite reference books and websites

In our work crafting herbal products to support the mothering journey, we've come to rely on certain books and websites for key information. These books and websites are like trusted friends - sharing wisdom and insight on topics close to our hearts.  We turn to them again and again.We are happy to share our list of favorites with you… Continue Reading >




Iron deficient after childbirth?  Herbs can help!

It's estimated that one in eight women experience iron deficiency after giving birth, up to 12 months after delivery. And the results can make life - let alone life parenting a new baby - very difficult.  Symptoms of iron deficiency include feeling weak and tiring out more easily, feeling dizzy or cranky, headaches, shortness of breath,… Continue Reading >




Dr. Aviva Romm: Using integrative medicine to support mothers in the childbearing year

We're very happy to share a podcast interview with one of our favorite people:  Dr. Aviva Romm!Dr. Romm is a pioneer in the field of natural birth and botanical medicine for gynecology, obstetrics, and pediatrics in the U.S.  She is a physician, midwife, an herbalist, an author, and an educator.  A founder of the Yale University… Continue Reading >




Gifts to teach kids about the wonders of herbs!

At Motherlove we're always learning more about herbs and their remarkable healing and nourishing properties.  There is so much to know - it's a lifelong educational journey!We think that childhood is the perfect time to embark on that journey, and we have several gift ideas to get kids learning and making their own herbal products from… Continue Reading >




Four herbs to get you through cold season

Cold season is definitely upon us, bringing the usual sniffing and sneezing to many families, especially those of us with small children! If you're looking for some help preventing and treating colds this winter, we hope you'll remember that herbs can be your friend.  Here are four plants to get to know this season which may help you… Continue Reading >




Your tips for soothing teething pain

Teething can be a trying experience - for both your baby and you!  The fussiness, drooling, and sleep disturbance some babies experience - not to mention the discomfort - can make this a difficult time.Fortunately there are many remedies for teething pain, and we collected many from you on our Facebook page.  Here are some of our… Continue Reading >




Growing a simple kids’ container herb garden

If there’s one thing we love more than growing herbs, it’s growing herbs with kids!Gardening with kids is fun and educational, but if you’re not already a green thumb you might feel a bit intimidated, or maybe confused about where to start.So here’s our guide to creating the simplest of simple herb container gardens with kids!What… Continue Reading >




Seasonal allergies?  Herbs to the rescue!

Allergy season is in full swing again, so we thought we’d share some information on herbs to relieve your seasonal suffering.We love herbs for their power to do everything from heal skin to support milk supply, so we thought we’d share some information on the many herbs that can help with seasonal allergies.*  Sure, there are plenty of… Continue Reading >




Can I use herbs during labor?  Yes!

We’re pleased to share the following information on herbs for labor and postpartum care, written by Motherlove founder Kathryn Higgins:Can I use herbs during labor?Yes, herbs can be very useful during labor and after birth to ease pain, calm emotions, and help speed recovery.  The following herbs have been used by midwives and birthing… Continue Reading >




Motherlove's founder:  How herbs helped me through three births

Today we’re very happy to share the birth stories of Kathryn Higgins, Motherlove’s founder.  Already an expert in the power of herbs for lifelong health by the time her daughters were born, she used a number of herbs before, during and after her labors.I decided to have a home birth with my first child.  We lived in the mountains in… Continue Reading >