A Recipe for Asparagus (It’s that time of year!)

1 pound of asparagus 2 teaspoons olive oil or vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vinegar ¼ teaspoon salt 1 drop of black pepper essential oil 1 garlic clove, minced 2 teaspoons fresh herbs of your choice (parsley, tarragon, or sage) or 1 tsp. dried   Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash asparagus thoroughly, snap at…

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TerraZyme

doTERRA’s TerraZyme™Digestive Enzyme Complex is probably one of my favorite products doTERRA offers. You’ve probably heard the saying your gut is your second brain and I’m pretty sure that’s true.  If the digestive system is on track you are set up for your whole body system to be on track and the opposite it true…

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Soothing Peri-Spray: Immortelle

Soothing Peri-Spray

Every mom has a favorite blend and this is at the top of this list for postpartum. I make this spray up for all my new mom’s to have right after she welcomes her new babe. This is a must have peri–spray for every new mom. It offers amazing soothing comfort to that “oh so…

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Birth Affirmations

Birth Affirmations

“When you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change.” ~Marie Mongan Our minds are powerful beyond belief and it can be your best tool or your worst enemy when it comes to labor.  Just moving out of your own way helps your body to do what it was created to…

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Diffuse Essential Oils for a Restful Night Sleep

I know (actually I don’t know, I can only imagine) the work, the scientific knowledge and the intuitive knowledge that goes into making a proprietary formula.  Seriously, each blend represents the converging wisdom of many years of therapeutic essential oil experience and validation of research and scientific study.  Each blend is formulated and synergistically balanced…

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Serenity Restful Complex

Serenity

Sleep is right up in the top five priorities to sustain your superpower when creating a baby and making milk to feed that baby. Serenity Restful complex soft gels before you go to bed and a drop or two of the Serenity oil on your foot and/or pillow will be your nighttime BFF. [button href=”https://www.mydoterra.com/theessentialmidwife/#/”…

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The Midwife as a Storyteller and Teacher

Guest Blog: Patricia Harman As an author of memoirs, historical fiction and children’s literature, I am a storyteller, but I’m also a nurse-midwife, and I use storytelling as one of my primary teaching tools. Storytelling is uniquely human.  Anthropologists have argued that storytelling is pre-verbal, that pictographs on the inside of caves are in fact stories. …

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Deep Blue

Deep Blue will be your best friend in pregnancy because it is an amazing soothing solution for muscles and joint discomforts. It is a blend of wintergreen, camphor, peppermint, blue tansy, blue chamomile, helichrysum, and osmanthus that all work together to soothe and relax muscles and ease achy joints. Its effects are deep and penetrating…

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Gemstones

Gemstones, with their powerful energies and profound relationship with the human body, are the perfect energy wellness tools. Like other forms of energy wellness, gemstone energy wellness uses the body’s inherent healing force to nourish and heal us in multiple ways. Each type of gemstone embodies a unique energy that can focus and amplify this…

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