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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 >




Labels Matter - Why Just Label It's campaign to label GMOs clearly is so important

You’ve probably heard quite a bit about GMOs in the news lately. We asked Bridget Montesanti, Organic Trade Association’s Communications and Government Policy Project Coordinator, to explain why the Just Label It campaign is important, and how to participate.Most developed countries, including Japan, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, South… Continue Reading >




Tender tush?  Some tips for taking care of your perineum after birth

If you’ve had a vaginal birth, taking care of your (likely sore) bottom can be a bit of a job in the early days after your baby’s birth.  Here are some simple things you can do to relieve pain and bounce back quicker:*Cold compresses.  Many moms use ice packs to reduce swelling and soothe pain in the early hours after birth.  Be sure to… Continue Reading >




Questions About Fenugreek for Low Milk Supply?

You probably know fenugreek as the most popular herb to increase milk supply, but fenugreek sure is one multi-tasking herb.It’s long been used as a cooking spice in East Indian and Asian cuisine and can be used externally to soothe wounds and sores. It can be gargled to relieve a sore throat and its seeds aid digestion.  It’s even… Continue Reading >




Soothe summer itches with our Green Salve.

We’re savoring the last few weeks of summer - the long days and warm nights, eating outside, and the chance for kids to run free.As you know, along with summer fun can come a whole lot of itching.  Scratches and cuts, bug bites, poison ivy, and rashes may be a summer ritual, but they don’t have to slow you or your kids down.Our… Continue Reading >




Eat your dandelions!

While most people see dandelions as a nuisance, here at Motherlove we have a lot of respect for this humble plant and its many uses.The entire dandelion plant is edible, and it’s higher than most foods in vitamins and minerals, especially Vitamin A.  It has a number of medicinal uses, too.Motherlove founder Kathryn Higgins writes, in… Continue Reading >




Using Goat's Rue to suport your milk supply

Goat’s rue ( Galega officinalis) is an herb which has been long used to support milk supply.Never heard of it?  That may be because it’s a popular galactagogue in France but is less well known in the U.S.  But we think that’s going to change as more people get to know this pretty and powerful plant.What’s special about this… Continue Reading >




At Motherlove, Every Day is Earth Day

This week, communities around the world will celebrate Earth Day.  Here at Motherlove, we’re not doing anything special.That’s because we observe Earth Day every day of the year.Motherlove was born from a deep respect for the gifts from the natural world, and we aim every day to create our products in ways that protect and preserve… Continue Reading >