Coffee Enema

Well…here it is, you asked for it. But before I continue, please know this is NOT something I recommend in pregnancy or while breastfeeding. When I posted the picture about how I take my coffee my intention was just to bring a little humor as I gave you a look of what a day in…

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Life Long Vitality

If you’ve ever wanted happier moods, to feel less stress, to get sick less often, reduce aches & pains, to have mental clarity and SUSTAINABLE energy and SO MUCH MORE… then you need to give your body what it needs to give you these things. These are complaints I hear nearly everyday and LLV is…

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Essential Oil Labor Support Blend

Interesting FACT… Did you know there is a direct connection between your throat and your cervix? Labor is a LOT of work and just like if you were straining to lift something heavy you may make some noise as you lift it. I don’t know why but making noise always helps. The same applies in…

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Fertility Support 30 Day Cleanse

One question I am asked over and over is how can doTERRA help with infertility. Unfortunately, I think we have a rise in fertility issues over the last couple of decades and I feel much of it has to do with candida overgrowth in our gut. Cleaning up our diet and resolving the candida issue…

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The 8 Great Essential Oils for Stress

Essential oils are my first go to when it comes to emotional stress in pregnancy. There’s not much you can take when pregnant but essential oils have been used for thousands of years to help balance your emotional self both while pregnant and not. They can bring a sense of calmness when all else fails.…

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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…

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Soothing Peri-Spray: Immortelle

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

“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. Order doTERRA…

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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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Homemade Shower Disks

  I often wake up a little stuffy in the morning and I diffuse eucalyptus in the bathroom to help clear it out while I’m showering and getting ready for my day. I’m not one to spend too much time in the shower, but when I heard about this cool shower disk I was excited…

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Diffuse Douglas Fir and Grapefruit

Diffuse Recipe

Looking for a boost of positive energy? Diffusing Douglas fir and grapefruit is positively amazing together. Not only can this combo help with clear easy breathing, but they are super motivating when there’s a job to get done. There’s no magic recipe, just put 2-3 drops of each in your diffuser and enjoy. [button href=”http://www.mydoterra.com/theessentialmidwife”…

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Ginger

Ginger

Ginger is an amazing oil because of its effective digestive properties. Whether we’re talking about an upset tummy or severe nausea in pregnancy, ginger has been used for thousands of years as an effective digestive aid. It comes from the same family as cardamom and they both actually block the nausea receptors in the brain.…

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Arborvitae

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Arborvitae has been a favorite oil since the day it came out. I was speaking at convention and when I heard it teaches us there is no need to be fearful; relax, take a deep breath and trust. I knew I needed this before I went on stage and sure enough, there was a bottle…

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Natural Sunscreen

Natural Sunscreen

Summer is upon us, and that means FUN…but we want that fun to not be ruined by painful sunburns. Most sunscreens on the market contain ingredients that aren’t very healthy to our skin and bodies.  Even the so-called “natural” sunscreens may have some hormone-disrupting chemicals. I personally try to avoid sunscreen all together, but there…

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Are Oils Safe for Pregnancy & Breastfeeding?

Are essential oils safe in pregnancy & breastfeeding?

The short answer is to avoid Clary Sage during pregnancy and peppermint while breastfeeding. You will find warnings everywhere about which oils you should and should not use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. These previously were very valid concerns because of the impurities that were so prevalent in the oils available and the threat that they…

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Just in Time

4:00 AM Mom calls to say she has been having contractions for an hour and they were about every 10 minutes. She said you said to call you when there is change. (Note to self, tell mom’s unless you need me there now, if change happens in the middle of the night, and it’s not…

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FREE Deep Blue

Deep Blue: Deep Blue 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 with sustained results. Once gently rubbed into…

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Round Ligament Support

Round Ligament Support

There are lots of “normal” discomforts in pregnancy, after all, the body is creating a human and that’s a lot of work.  Nevertheless, those discomforts are real, but we have natural tools to help and sometimes understanding what is happening is half the battle. Did you know that you have round ligaments on each side…

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Breastfeeding Tips

BREASTFEEDING TIPS DID YOU KNOW…low levels of essential fatty acids may decrease your milk supply? The basic vitality supplements offer the perfect amounts of essential omega fatty acids to help with this. If you feel your body is craving more, you can add extra omega three’s to your daily routine. They have the best source…

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Why Choose Cloth Pads?

Why choose cloth pads? They are soft, absorbent, incredibly comfortable, dependable protection for menstruation, postpartum (or incontinence!).  You might be enticed to try reusable pads because of it’s tremendous long-term reduction in cost or because it’s the eco-friendly choice, (in fact, you will actually keep thousands of dollars in your pocket over the long run)…

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doTERRA Cares

Due to the nature of the doTERRA business, many Wellness Advocates have the opportunity to promote healthy lifestyles and educate others on wellbeing. Wellness Advocate, Elaine Davis, has the unique opportunity to provide healing therapy for people in pain. Aside from promoting her doTERRA business, Elaine also volunteers with Bio-Touch—a touch-healing therapy program. This program…

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Simple Green Smoothies – Recipe Book

Simple Green Smoothies

It’s probably my favorite time of year. There something to say about warm and fuzzy socks, busting out my slower cooker and curling up with a book. And what a better way to enjoy the start of this cozy season by diving into a new book from a free giveaway? [shareable]This book will change your…

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Poppy Jasper

poppy jasper

Poppy Jasper enlivens your body by throwing vortices of uplifting energy toward areas where energy flow is blocked. These vortices help to break up the physical impediments, encrusted patterns, and energetic blockages that prevent life force from entering certain parts of your body. Poppy Jasper’s energy is positive, happy, and joyful. It inspires, invigorates, and…

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How To Use Peppermint Essential Oil in Pregnancy

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Over the last several years, the quality and purity of essential oils has improved and far surpassed anything I have ever used in the past. dōTERRA is the brand I choose to help my clients and their babies have an easier pregnancy, labor and postpartum as well as ease my job as their midwife.  I…

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Makeover My Diaper Bag

Makeover My Diaper Bag

When you become a mom, all of the sudden the way you have done things in the past isn’t good enough; you want your baby to have the very best. Your diaper bag becomes your new purse and it’s a great place to include your healthy basics. Now you can make everything from homemade wipes…

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