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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 >




Herbal poultices for engorgement

There are many remedies for breast engorgement, ranging from massage, to cold packs, to cabbage.But did you know that herbs - in the form of a poultice - can also help reduce swelling and inflammation associated with engorgement?What’s a poultice?  It’s an age-old way of treating soreness and inflammation, using moist herbs applied… Continue Reading >




Winter blahs?  Try these herbal scents.

It’s been a long winter in many areas of the country.  And it’s prime season for the winter blahs - fatigue, lack of motivation, and poor mood.But there’s good news: the scent of herbs may help lift your spirits.  Scents can be powerful mood changers, stimulating many regions of the brain and influencing emotional, immune, and hormonal… Continue Reading >




Plants for PMS

We’ve written before about herbs to support your pregnancy and herbs to help with morning sickness.  And of course we’ve written quite a bit about the herbs in our products for increasing breastmilk.This week we thought we’d point to a few plants which may help* with another common complaint:  premenstrual syndrome (PMS).  From bloating… Continue Reading >