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Witch Hazel can be a mom's best friend

Witch Hazel is an herb many mothers come to swear by after pregnancy and childbirth, and we thought we’d take a moment to share some details about this powerful (some mothers might say sanity saving!) plant.But first, what does this plant have to do with witches?  It’s likely an etymological mix-up, stemming from the Middle English term… Continue Reading >




Comfrey: A healing herb, but for external use only

The plant world offers us many healing herbs, and you’ll find many of them in our salves and other products.But there are some herbs which are healing when used externally, but are not safe for ingestion.  One such herb is Comfrey.We often hear from mothers who have questions and concerns about the use of comfrey in breast compresses… Continue Reading >




Infertility? Painful periods? Incontinence? Listen to our podcast on Maya Abdominal Therapy

Are you struggling with infertility?  Have painful periods or problems with postpartum incontinence?You’ll want to listen to our latest podcast on Maya Abdominal Therapy.Tanya spoke with Catherine Gregory, a certified practitioner of the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy.  She explained the origins of the therapy, how it can… Continue Reading >




Herbal Care for Plugged Ducts

Have you had a plugged duct?If so, you know that they can be painful and frustrating.  So we thought we’d share some of our favorite herbal remedies* to support the quick resolution of plugged ducts.But before we do, here are the basic recommendations for resolving plugged ducts: Empty the affected breast frequently by nursing.  If… Continue Reading >




Using fennel to increase milk production

From time to time we like to turn the spotlight on one of the herbs that we use in our products, such as goat’s rue, plantain, and fenugreek.Today, we’re focusing on a versatile herb that features in a number of our products:  fennel.You may know from eating the plant in a salad or garnish that fennel is a licorice flavored, feathery,… Continue Reading >




Herbs, nutrition, and other natural remedies for morning sickness

Experiencing morning sickness, or dreading it?  You’re not alone: more than half all pregnant women experience nausea in the first trimester of pregnancy.  Here’s our guide* to using herbs, nutrition, and other therapies to manage nausea during pregnancy. What causes morning sickness? Morning sickness is caused by the rapid change in… Continue Reading >




Herbs and supplements for postpartum mood and anxiety disorders

What are Postpartum Mood and Anxiety disorders? It’s normal to feel overwhelmed and anxious about the many responsibilities of having a newborn.  Feelings of fatigue, crying, insomnia, anger, feelings of being alone, and the inability to concentrate are all typical of the “Baby Blues.”   They’re usually short-lived, lasting for a few… Continue Reading >




Herbs to support your pregnancy

Curious about using herbs to support your pregnancy?Several herbs used safely used by women for generations are an excellent source for the increased vitamins and minerals needed during pregnancy, and to prepare your the uterus for labor.These herbs can easily be made into teas and incorporated into meals on a regular basis. Every… Continue Reading >




Aaaah.  Pregnancy and labor massage techniques your partner can do.

We’re very happy to share an interview with massage therapist and trainer Lisa Gallauresi, LMT on partner massage for pregnancy and labor.Lisa is a massage therapist, parent educator and trainer.  She has been an instructor at massage schools, developed curricula for hospitals and training centers, and consulted on prenatal bodywork for… Continue Reading >




Podcast:  Is it safe to take antidepressants while breastfeeding?

Approximately 15 to 25 percent of new mothers suffer from depression, anxiety, and related emotional difficulties in the postpartum period, and many mothers consider taking antidepressants while breastfeeding.*This raises many questions for moms:  Is it safe to take an antidepressant during breastfeeding?  How much of the medications… Continue Reading >




Could that green smoothie be reducing your milk supply?

You may have heard of some of the herbs which increase milk supply - herbs like the ones included in our More Milk Plus and More Milk Special Blend.But did you know that there are herbs which reduce your milk supply?  Here are a few to be aware of:* Peppermint.  According to the Nursing Mother’s Herbal, some forms of peppermint are… Continue Reading >




Making gardening easy:  The Urban Farm Company of Colorado

At Motherlove, our roots are in the dirt!  Our founder, Kathryn Higgins, grew up tending her family’s country garden, and she continues to maintain a large garden.  Her connection with the natural world is the foundation for her passion for herbal healing.That’s why we’re happy to share this interview with the founder of The Urban Farm… Continue Reading >