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Optimal Positions for Labor and Birth

By Sarah, IBCLC, CD, CBE   Let’s face it, labor is hard work and requires creativity and instinct to help move the process along. Giving birth is not a sedentary sport.  Active involvement can lessen your birth time, reduce pain and decrease the need for medications. Overall satisfaction with th... Continue Reading >

meet the pampering and soothing 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 and pamper.   Our oil and salve help prevent stretch marks and relieve the itch of stretching skin, using USDA Certified Organic herbs. Each herb offers uni... Continue Reading >

What Can I Use for My C-Section Scar?

As many moms know, a c-section scar is a lasting reminder of your baby arriving via a caesarean delivery. While Motherlove doesn’t make a specific salve to use on a c-section scar, we actually recommend using Motherlove’s Nipple Cream after the incision has fully healed! Though this softening sa... Continue Reading >

Will I Make Colostrum If I’m Still Nursing My Toddler?

Guest blog post by Tanya, IBCLC Yes, you will.  Part way through your pregnancy - it varies by mother but generally begins in the second trimester - your milk will change from mature milk to colostrum. Your older child may take this in stride and continue to nurse, nurse more, take a break from n... Continue Reading >

Myth Busting at Motherlove

Myth: Herbal companies aren’t monitored/regulated by organizations such as the FDA Fact: There seems to be a misconception that herbal-based companies that make supplements, such as Motherlove, don’t need to follow any regulations outlined by organizations such as the US Food and Drug Administrat... Continue Reading >

Meditation during Pregnancy

Having a baby is probably one of the most life-changing events you can experience – affecting everything from your body, to your emotions, home, work place, and relationships, just to name a few! It is a time of great joy, anticipation, dreaming, planning, and above all, worry. For many women, pr... Continue Reading >

Aromatherapy and Herbal Remedies for Pregnancy, Birth, and Breastfeeding

Heartburn, backache, morning sickness, insomnia, pain from tearing… the list of discomforts from the childbearing year can seem endless. But at Motherlove, we've long known that for each challenge there are herbs and essential oils that can provide gentle and effective relief.  We are therefore v... Continue Reading >

Six Surprises of Motherhood - Guest post from Abby Theuring, the badass breastfeeder

The identity shift that we endure becoming parents can be overwhelming. We all expect that things will be different once a child arrives, but the most valuable areas of my personal growth were the things I had no idea were coming. Here are 6 surprises that have shaped my new life as a mother.   ... Continue Reading >

Tips to prepare for tandem nursing

Tandem nursing was something I set out to do before I even became pregnant with my second son. I thought it sounded romantic. It sounded easy. It turned out to be over-whelming and one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done. Many women will end up nursing multiple children through pregnancie... Continue Reading >

Our favorite reference books and websites

In our work crafting herbal products to support the mothering journey, we've come to rely on certain books and websites for key information.  These books and websites are like trusted friends - sharing wisdom and insight on topics close to our hearts.  We turn to them again and again. We are hap... Continue Reading >

Dr. Aviva Romm: Using integrative medicine to support mothers in the childbearing year

We're very happy to share a podcast interview with one of our favorite people:  Dr. Aviva Romm!Dr. Romm is a pioneer in the field of natural birth and botanical medicine for gynecology, obstetrics, and pediatrics in the U.S.  She is a physician, midwife, an herbalist, an author, and an educator. ... Continue Reading >

Check out our treasure trove of podcasts on breastfeeding, birth, parenting, and much more!

Did you know that the Motherlove blog has a treasure trove of podcasts on topics from breastfeeding and pregnancy, to sleep and starting solids?  Want to learn about low milk supply and your hormones, how to prepare for the birth you want, or how to solve toddler sleep problems?  We've got all th... Continue Reading >