10+ Best Natural Oils for Happy Skin

Plant-based oils are usually the foundation of natural skin care. They can hydrate, smooth, and soften skin and provide the base ingredient for many different products. Our skin undergoes quite a few changes as we grow and get older. For women, pregnancy can cause...

Echinacea During Breastfeeding: Can I Use It?

Nursing mothers often use herbal and dietary supplements to ensure that they are at their healthiest for their growing baby. At the same time, you need to be aware of what is in those supplements you are taking, because some foods and medicines can contain harmful...

Iron in Breast Milk – Does my breastfed baby need an iron supplement?

Many people believe that giving babies iron supplements after they reach six months of age is important. While this might seem to be common knowledge, it is not necessarily supported by research. Here is what you need to know about iron supplementation for babies. Do...

Benefits of Sage: More Than a Kitchen Herb

Sage is a common culinary herb that might remind you of Thanksgiving, turkey, and stuffing. It's not as popular a seasoning as it used to be and, unfortunately, the many medicinal benefits of sage have largely been forgotten. Sage was once thought to be a cure for...

Pregnancy and Essential Oils: Safety + Best Ones

One of the most popular natural health remedies right now is essential oils. You've likely heard at least something about their many benefits and uses. But what about pregnancy and essential oils? Many women want something natural to help their bodies (and emotions)...

Nutritional Benefits Of Vegetarian Diet For Breastfeeding Mothers

More and more people are eating less meat or converting over to a completely plant-based diet. Your optimized diet may have suited you before you were pregnant and maybe even during, but now that you are breastfeeding (or are planning to do so), you need to ask...

Can Breastfeeding Cause Dehydration?

When you breastfeed, you are actually hydrating your baby and yourself. Your breastmilk contains almost 90 percent water. Research has shown that new mothers don’t have to drink any more than what’s needed to quench their thirst. Generally, experts do recommend that...

Benefits of Mullein: Respiratory Support & More

Mullein belongs to a large list of plants that have a long history of medicinal use and yet are widely regarded as weeds. Like dandelions and plantain, the health benefits of mullein are easily accessible since it grows abundantly in the wild. You've probably seen...

Vitamin B6 and Breastfeeding

B vitamins consist of eight water-soluble options. They’re typically found in foods, such as bananas, potatoes, tempeh, lentils, tuna, liver, and brewer’s yeast. Usually, these water-soluble vitamins aren’t stored by your body, so they must be eaten regularly in your...

High Muscle Tone and Breastfeeding

There are a million and one things to think about now that you are a new mother and want to breastfeed your baby. Special considerations sometimes have to be made if you notice that your little one doesn’t seem quite relaxed enough to feed. Your baby might have a case...
Combining Formula Feeding and Breastfeeding: What to Know

Combining Formula Feeding and Breastfeeding: What to Know

Supplementing is where you give your baby formula and breast milk. It’s quite safe to do, and most families choose a combination feeding style. This can happen because of necessity (you’ve got a low milk supply), convenience (you want to go back to work), or personal...

Nutritional Benefits Of Vegetarian Diet For Breastfeeding Mothers

Nutritional Benefits Of Vegetarian Diet For Breastfeeding Mothers

More and more people are eating less meat or converting over to a completely plant-based diet. Your optimized diet may have suited you before you were pregnant and maybe even during, but now that you are breastfeeding (or are planning to do so), you need to ask...

Can Breastfeeding Cause Dehydration?

Can Breastfeeding Cause Dehydration?

When you breastfeed, you are actually hydrating your baby and yourself. Your breastmilk contains almost 90 percent water. Research has shown that new mothers don’t have to drink any more than what’s needed to quench their thirst. Generally, experts do recommend that...

A DAY WITH THE MODERN DOULA (PART 1)

The joys of being a doula comes in many forms. Seeing a mother blossom into modern mamahood is one of my biggest joys. Those moments are precious and it’s always amazing knowing that I was there to help and gently usher them into this new way of being and seeing the...

DOULA APPROVED APPS FOR FERTILITY, PREGNANCY, AND BEYOND

  This doula LOVES apps! Especially fertility + ovulation apps. However, I don't necessarily recommend them to my clients and readers as the #1 source to getting pregnant. Fertility + Ovulation apps should be used as a guide and basically like a journal. For you...

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