Labor Induction

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I remember the last several weeks of my pregnancy. They seemed to take FOREVER!  I was carrying a 9-1/2 pound baby and was SO incredibly uncomfortable! Any fear of labor was gone – I just wanted this baby OUT. As hard as it is to wait though, it is so worth it. A common assumption …

Fertility & Hormones

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This has always mystified me.  I’ve talked to A LOT of women who are working on fertility – trying to become pregnant – who have worked with fertility clinics.  Frequently, they say the doctors don’t check for hormone imbalance!  This is a huge factor in whether a woman can become pregnant or not!   If …

Is it worth even TRYING to breastfeed your second baby?

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Didn’t make enough breastmilk for your first baby?  Now you’re pregnant with your next one, or considering getting pregnant again?  Are you wondering if you should even try to breastfeed this next baby, considering how difficult or perhaps even impossible it was with your first one?  Let me give you some excellent news …   …

Postpartum Emotions (and a Note about Postpartum Depression)

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As I was writing my blog about herbs for increasing breastmilk production, I felt guided to address how normal, natural and common it is for women to feel very emotional and feel the need to cry after they’ve given birth, or at any time postpartum.  It became clear that it needed to be a blog …

Best Herbs to Increase Breastmilk Production

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There are several herbs that work well to increase milk production.  You may be wondering which one is best for you!   Here is a brief summary – there is MUCH more information under Articles & Information and a more detailed and comprehensive one in the Premium Article section.   Here is a brief summary though: Nursing Tea or Nursing …

Itching During Pregnancy (PUPPS)

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We frequently get clients who are pregnant and are experiencing itchiness.  This is more than just your average itchiness from stretching or dry skin – it can be extreme and really awful to experience.  It’s called PUPPS or cholestasis.   Along with the terrible itching, symptoms can also include brown/dark yellow urine (like beer), light-colored …

Mastitis & Plugged Ducts

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These were two unexpected and VERY unpleasant issues that began to creep up on me just 3 weeks after the birth of my daughter.  Actually it didn’t creep up at all – it actually happened very fast – one minute I was feeling fine and within a ½ hour, I was feeling horrible.  Like I …

Fenugreek: A great herb for increasing milk production, but you need to know how to use it correctly!

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Fenugreek Seed is one of the most well-known and effective herbs used to increase breastmilk production, BUT there are some things you need to know when using it. We have detailed information about Fenugreek, how it works, more on why consistency is such a big issue, how to use it and how to wean down …

The Importance of Herb Freshness

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I love to cook with herbs.  They give such amazing flavor and add to the health benefits of the foods being cooked.  I’m sure you like to use herbs for cooking too!  Have you ever used an old herb, something that’s been in your kitchen cupboard maybe a little too long?  How did it taste?  …