postpartum depression

December's special - 20% off of herbs for stress, relaxation, sleep & depression

December can sure be a fun, yet stressful and very busy month.  In light of this, we are offering our herbal products for stress, relaxation, insomnia, and depression at 20% off all month!  These include:

Goodnight Combo Tincture - helps one fall asleep, stay asleep and quiets mental chatter.  Contains Valerian Root as one of its ingredients.  This is one of our most popular products.

Goodnight Lite Tincture - this is the same tincture as above, but with Chamomile instead of Valerian Root.  For a very small percentage of the population, Valerian Root can stimulate rather than sedate.  Its not common, but we wanted to have an alternative for those few folks.  This MORE INFO link will give you details.  

Happy Day Tincture

This is a formula used to help people dealing with depression, including pregnancy depression, Postpartum Depression (PPD), Seasonal  Affective Disorder (SAD), or any kind of depression, sorrow or sadness.  The blend contains organic Rose blossom and a proprietary blend of flower essences of Elm, Gentian, Gorse, Larch, Mustard, Sweet Chestnut and Wild Rose, with Rose Quartz gem essence and Ocean Jaspar gem essence.  Each is noted in its ability to gently and effectively lift and alleviate feelings of depress



There has been much in the news lately about the risks of anti-depressant use during pregnancy, being linked to autism and birth defects.  Researchers in JAMA Pediatrics reported that "children of women who took anti-depressants during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy were 87% more likely to develop autism than kids born to women who didn't take the drugs." (Sources:  

Really, any pharmaceutical medication comes with side effects and many are not safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding.  But there are natural alternatives.

Postpartum Emotions (and a Note about Postpartum Depression)

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 post all of its own.  

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