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Meet the pampering and protective herbs in our Pregnant Belly Salve and Oil

Your pregnant belly deserves great care and attention, and our Pregnant Belly Salve and Pregnant Belly Oil are made with herbs which soothe, protect, and pamper.Our oil and salve helps prevent stretch marks and relieves the itch of stretching skin, using certified organic herbs.  Each herb offers unique soothing and protecting… Continue Reading >




Nettle:  It may sting, but it's a friend to your milk supply

While stinging nettle can be painful to touch, it’s a plant that is very friendly to a mother’s milk supply!There are many species of nettle, but stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) is probably the best known.  It’s native to much of the world, and has long been used as to support milk supply, as a food, and as a treatment for a variety of… Continue Reading >




Herbs to ease labor, birth, and recovery

Herbs can be very useful during labor and after birth to ease pain, calm emotions, and help speed recovery.  The herbs described below have been use for years by midwives and birthing women.* Blue cohosh and black cohosh are two herbs that work synergistically to bring on labor, but do not use them prior to 39 weeks of pregnancy.… Continue Reading >




Alfalfa:  Not just for sandwiches anymore!

Most of us know alfalfa from our sandwiches and salads.  But this familiar plant is also useful in increasing milk supply!Alfalfa is a many-branched plant with square stems and leaves composed of three leaflets.  It has blue to purple flowers turn into spiral coiled seedpods.  Alfalfa grows to a height of up to three feet, and its deep… Continue Reading >




Low milk supply - could it be your hormones?  A podcast interview with Lisa Marasco

We think many of you will be captivated by our latest podcast on hormones as a cause of low milk supply.Tanya spoke with Lisa Marasco, co-author of The Breastfeeding Mother’s Guide to Making More Milk and expert on hormones and milk supply about PCOS, diabetes, thyroid, obesity, endocrine disruptors, and many other topics.  Lisa answered… Continue Reading >




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 >