Being a new mom ain’t easy. I remember back before I had kids. Totally clueless. I think I even committed the deadly sin of going to visit someone with a new baby without bringing anything at all. Note: Never, ever visit a new mom without bringing something to eat. Buy a package of granola bars

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I can’t tell you what an honor it is to be teaching this workshop at Jim Duke’s Green Farmacy Garden. Please join me in September for a 2 hour workshop on the use of herbs for pregnancy and postpartum health. We’ll talk about safety issues, different ways to prepare and use herbs that are appropriate

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Is colloidal silver safe for pregnancy & breastfeeding?The short answer: We don’t know. I wouldn’t take it while pregnant or breastfeeding, and I don’t recommend it to my clients either. If you need help finding options that are safe and appropriate during pregnancy, you can schedule an appointment to meet with me.  The long answer:What is colloidal

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It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information out there on how to eat healthily during pregnancy. Prenatal nutrition can feel intimidating. Even if you do feel confident about what you’re supposed to be eating, food cravings, nausea, changes in blood sugar, fatigue and a stomach that’s being crowded out of its

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Are you a bit scared to ask your clients about breastfeeding? It can be intimidating, especially if you don’t have personal experience with breastfeeding. What should you ask? What will you do when your client answers that she’s having problems? Should you even ask if you have no idea how to help? Yes! Please ask

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Are you a holistic practitioner who has clients who are moms? If so, then this webinar is for you. We won’t be discussing herbs and nutrition for nursing women; rather, we’ll talk about what to do one of your clients just happens to be a nursing mom. Even if she is not seeking help with

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Is Peppermint Safe while Breastfeeding?The first place I remember reading that peppermint (Mentha x piperita) oil may be contraindicated for nursing mothers was in Sheila Humphrey’s The Nursing Mother’s Herbal (a favorite of mine, by the way). In this text, Humphrey mentions a case study involving a mother who eats large amounts of Altoids and experiences

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One of the best suggestions I received while pregnant was to stop spending so much time preparing for the birth and to start thinking about what to do with the baby once he/she arrives. If you’re planning to breastfeed, you’ll also need to think about some associated logistics. Many new mamas haven’t considered the need

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Many of my newly pregnant clients have concerns about flying during very early pregnancy.  The first trimester can feel very vulnerable and uncertain, particularly if you have a history of miscarriage or if it you have been trying to conceive for a long while. When I received an email recently asking about the risks, I

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It’s always fun to find out that a client who’s been trying to conceive is pregnant, and I often have the pleasure of being one of the first to know. After the initial flurry of congratulations and questions about which herbs and supplements to start/stop and what to eat, the next question I am most

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