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Postpartum mood disorders: Know if you have one, and where to turn for help

May is National Maternal Depression Awareness Month, and with 15-20% of mothers suffering from some kind of postpartum mood disorder (depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress), we thought we’d present a few answers to common questions.We posed some questions about postpartum depression and other postpartum mood disorders to Annette… Continue Reading >




Happy Mother's Day from Motherlove!

We’re wishing all mothers a wonderful Mother’s Day this Sunday!We thought you’d enjoy this video, “Your House is Strong,” produced by MotherWoman, an organization dedicated to supporting and empowering mothers to create positive personal and social change.  Motherwoman teamed up with internationally-known singer/songwriters The Nields to… Continue Reading >




Four artistic ways to honor a pregnant belly

It makes you waddle.  It enters the room before you do.  It makes it nearly impossible to get up from the couch.However it makes you feel, your belly (otherwise known as your baby) makes a statement.  And save a few stretch marks, that bump is gone in flash with few tangible reminders.To honor your baby and the bump it occupies, why… Continue Reading >




Podcast:  Can you give your baby enough Vitamin D by increasing your own levels?

You’ve probably heard about the importance of having enough Vitamin D - both for yourself and your baby.  And your pediatrician may have recommended that you give your baby a Vitamin D supplement.In recent years, research has shown that having low levels of Vitamin D is associated with a number of health problems in adults, including… Continue Reading >




Five reasons to love nursing a toddler

We’re posting today as part of the April Carnival of Breastfeeding, sponsored by the Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog and the Blacktating Blog.  The theme this month is extended breastfeeding, and you’ll find lots more on this topic in the links at the bottom of this post.At Motherlove we fully support breastfeeding past infancy.  Here are… Continue Reading >




Podcast: Herbs to increase your milk supply, with Motherlove founder Kathryn Higgins

We’re very happy to share a podcast interview with Motherlove Herbal Company founder and owner Kathryn Higgins on galactagogues - herbs to increase milk supply!Kathryn talked with Tanya about several commonly used herbs to increase milk supply, herbs that are particularly helpful for mothers who have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or… Continue Reading >




Kathryn’s Herbal Birth Story

I decided to have a home birth with my first child. We lived in the mountains in Colorado, far from a hospital. When my water broke and I went into labor, my husband and I drove to my midwife’s home in town, where we would be closer to a hospital in case of any unforeseen emergency. An intense 30-hour labor gave me plenty of opportunity to… Continue Reading >