Summer will be here shortly and along with it is the flowering and fruiting of berries. Today, I’m here to talk about the benefits of the red raspberry leaf (Rubus idaeus) specifically in pregnancy and midwifery. Red raspberry leaves have been used throughout the centuries to assist in aspects of health, from supporting digestion, […]
March brings us Women’s History Month, a time to reflect on the impact we as women have on our world and to raise awareness of the issues we are facing throughout modern society. Let’s explore reproductive health and how plants have been our allies throughout the ongoing journey for the protection of reproductive rights.
In the extraordinary times we’re living in, it’s more important than ever for expecting moms to be extra cautious as we approach cold and flu season. When it comes to pregnancy, determining what’s safe for both mom and baby to support a healthy immune system can be overwhelming. Even conventional over-the-counter options often contain […]
Most mothers experience some degree of difficulty sleeping during pregnancy, particularly in the first trimester when progesterone levels rise, and again in the third trimester when the belly is more pronounced. The physical and emotional demands of pregnancy can leave a mother feeling extremely fatigued. Between frequent trips to the bathroom, indigestion, nausea, anxiety, […]
Mother’s milk, or breastmilk, is the most nutritious food on the planet. In fact, more than 200 nutrients have been identified in breastmilk, with new nutrients being discovered, as science permits. The macronutrient profile (protein, fat, and carbohydrate content) can vary from woman to woman based on the mother’s diet, how long she has […]
Winter can be a magical time for many. There’s the fresh fallen snow and the dazzling icicles, as well as the fun and merriment of holidays, vacations, and snow days. But for many moms, especially ones with very new babies, winter also represents a hazardous minefield of fevers, viral infections, and runny noses. The […]