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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 >




Lyme disease in breastfeeding and pregancy:  A podcast interview with Linda Smith

Lyme Disease is an serious infection which is on the move.  It’s spreading to new areas of the country, posing risks to mothers and babies in pregnancy and infancy, and raising questions about treatment during breastfeeding.Tanya Lieberman spoke with Linda Smith, IBCLC about Lyme Disease in pregnancy and breastfeeding.  Linda spoke about… Continue Reading >




Birth and breastfeeding in prison

Ever wonder what it’s like to be pregnant while in prison?  What it’s like to give birth and breastfeed?We asked Marianne Bullock of the Prison Birth Project to answer a few questions about what the experience is like in her area of the country.  The Prison Birth Project provides prenatal, labor and postpartum support to women who are… 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 >




Body care ingredients to avoid

You know that what you eat and drink while you’re pregnant has the potential to reach your growing baby.But did you know that what you put on your skin holds the same potential?  And when it comes to the delicate skin of your baby, it’s even more important to use only those products that are gentle and nurturing.  Unfortunately, many… 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 >




Breastfeeding Through Pregnancy

We get a lot of questions about breastfeeding while pregnant. The Leaky B@@b had a discussion on her Facebook wall recently about the subject, with Nourish Breastfeeding Support giving expert information. To make it easy to find the chat, we’ve posted the links below:Welcome to the Pregnancy & Breastfeeding ChatWhat are the risks of… Continue Reading >




Podcast:  Preparing for a VBAC, with the president of the International Cesarean Awareness Network

We’re very pleased to share a podcast interview on vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) with Desirre Andrews, president of the International Cesarean Awareness Network.Desiree and Tanya talked about the history of VBAC, barriers and access to VBAC, and how to prepare for one.  We also discussed ICAN’s research about hospital VBAC bans,… Continue Reading >




Podcast:  Actress Mayim Bialik on attachment parenting “Beyond the Sling”

We’re very excited to share an interview with actress Mayim Bialik!Mayim is best known for her roles as Blossom Russo on the ‘90’s sitcom Blossom, as a young Bette Midler in Beaches, and currently as Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory.  She received a PhD in neuroscience from UCLA in 2007.But did you know that Mayim is also… Continue Reading >




What is a Baby Friendly Hospital?

At Motherlove, we strongly support the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative.  We think that every expecting mom who is planning a hospital birth should know about Baby Friendly Hospitals, so we thought we’d answer a few common questions here:What is a Baby Friendly Hospital?The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative is a program sponsored by… Continue Reading >




Podcast:  Birth on TV and in the movies

We’re pleased to present an interview with Vicki Elson, creator of the film Laboring Under an Illusion, on birth in the media.Vicki talked with Tanya Lieberman about common themes in birth on TV and in movies, the worst and best (and wierdest!) depictions of birth, and recent trends in reality TV and homemade birth videos on the web. … Continue Reading >