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We’ve got a salve for that!

Itchy skin?  Stretch marks?  Eczema?  Diaper rash or thrush?  Sore nipples?  Hemorrhoids?  Chapped lips?  Bug bites?  New tattoo?We’ve got a salve for that!Motherlove’s line of protective and soothing herbal salves provides natural and effective relief to get you through many skin problems:Motherlove’s Pregnant Belly Salve is an all… Continue Reading >




Carpal tunnel syndrome during pregnancy or breastfeeding

Have you had pain or numbness in your wrists, fingers, or arms pain during pregnancy or breastfeeding?*  You’re not alone.Up to 62% of women may experience carpal tunnel symptoms during pregnancy.  Typical symptoms include numbness and tingling in the fingers, burning wrist pain, and loss of grip strength and dexterity.   Pain is usually… Continue Reading >




Herbs to minimize your c-section scar

Herbs can be a huge help in maintaining the health of your skin during pregnancy, soothing and preventing stretch marks.  But did you know that they can also help heal and minimize your cesarean scar? Here are some herbs which can applied topically - once your incision has fully healed and your health care provider approves - to assist… Continue Reading >




Baby “sunnyside up?” Listen to our podcast on how you can avoid or change it

Did you know the position of your baby in pregnancy and in labor?  If your baby was posterior (also known as “sunnyside up”), it may have had a big effect on your labor and birth.  Back labor, anyone?What can you do in pregnancy to keep your baby in the anterior position?  And can you change the position of the baby once labor has… Continue Reading >




Preventing and treating hemorrhoids during pregnancy

Increased risk of hemorrhoids is a common but very unwelcome part of pregnancy.  So you may be wondering what can you do to prevent them, and what can you do to treat them.What are hemorrhoids, and why are we more likely to get them during pregnancy?Hemorrhoids are a result of increased blood flow in pregnancy, particularly to those… Continue Reading >




Concerned about stretch marks?  Here are some natural ways to prevent and minimize them.

Stretch marks may be a rite of passage for most women in pregnancy - 75 to 90% of us get them.But stretch marks can sometimes be prevented or minimized with some simple, natural measures.How do stretch marks start and progress?  It’s no surprise that stretch marks in pregnancy are a result of the rapid stretching of the skin on your… Continue Reading >




Can you increase your fertility with your diet?

Are there fertility super foods?  Which foods should be avoided when you’re trying to conceive?  Are there foods your male partner can eat to increase your fertility as a couple?In this podcast interview we explore the link between nutrition and fertility with naturopathic physician Dr. Laila Tomsovic.  We discuss how to use your diet to… Continue Reading >




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 >




"The women behind the hashtag lifted me up:" Mom-to-mom breastfeeding support in the digit

We’re very pleased to share an abridged excerpt from the new book, The Virtual Breastfeeding Culture: Mother-to-Mother Support in the Digital Age, by Lara Audelo.Have you benefited from the power of online mom-to-mom breastfeeding support?  Tamara’s story below is a testament to this power in making breastfeeding work.  Tamara’s… 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 >




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 >




Do you leak when you cough, laugh, jump? Listen to our podcast on reversing incontinence after baby!

When you run, when you sneeze, when you lift something heavy…Millions of women experience stress incontinence after having a baby.  And millions more will develop incontinence as they age.  But there’s a lot you can do about it, and our podcast discussion this month is all about that.Tanya spoke with Tasha Mulligan, physical therapist… Continue Reading >