Virtual Midwife

I hear all the time, “I wish you could be my midwife”. So I got creative, thought outside the box and this is what came of it. I Am a Virtual midwife I help pregnant moms, doulas midwives, and people just like you get the clarity, confidence, and tools you need to trust birth and…

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Are Essential Oils Safe in Pregnancy?

You may have come across many books that debate which, if any, essential oils are safe during pregnancy. You will often see a warning on the label or an advisory to contact your physician before using essential oils.You may read that “studies” showing certain oils can cause spontaneous abortions, miscarriages, or uterine contractions. The problem…

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The Golden Hour of Birth!

The first hour immediately after your baby is born is often referred to as the golden hour because so many beautiful and perfect things happen in this hour. They are “golden” and you don’t want to miss out. Your baby is usually awake and alert during this time, so bonding is easy. Oxytocin has been…

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Children at Birth

Have you ever wondered if it’s a good idea to have your other children at your birth?  I have attended many births where other children/siblings were present, and it was a powerful experience.  When choosing a home birth, I am in your home doing home visits quite often and listening to baby’s heartbeat, feeling your…

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The Essential Oil Guide for Pregnancy, Birth & Babies

Pregnancy and childbirth can be so confusing. What’s safe? What isn’t? What’s best to take to the hospital? What’s best for your baby? So many books, posts, blogs, friends, parents- the list goes on. All offering different advice and sometimes sharing things that may not necessarily be true!  Using essential oils in pregnancy creates an…

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The Fourth Trimester

Hey mama! Pregnancy can be one of those journeys we take where every few days or weeks you say “are we there yet”? You’re grateful to reach a new milestone and soon you can’t wait to get through the next one.  You think the actual BIRTH is the big one and indeed it is a big…

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Baby’s Sleep Patterns

Why is it that babies often have their night and days mixed up? Sleep is never overrated when it comes to much needed postpartum sleep but it’s difficult to feel like you get enough when your baby isn’t on the same sleep schuss you. Lack of sleep causes excess stress and that’s the last thing…

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Postpartum Secrets that Nobody Tells You

We talk so much about pregnancy and birth, but sometimes we forget about postpartum. If I had a nickel for every time I heard a mama say…” I wish I would have known…about postpartum”.  Well, mama, I’m here to tell you all the things! Well, maybe not ALL the things, because there are SO many,…

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Tummy Tamer

Are you one of those mamas who spent your whole pregnancy wondering who your baby would look like? What would her little personality be like? Would she like to snuggle and be snuggled? Would he have his dad’s hands and big feet? Would he love sports like his dad? Nine months of dreaming and imaging…

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Essential oils for Newborns and Babies

Babies and mamas are my passion, add essential oil to that list and now I’m living my dream! I discovered essential oils in the ’80s and over the years I’ve used them personally, with my family and with my clients. I love to empower women and I can do that best with essential oils. Please…

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Interview with The Essential Midwife

What is your birth philosophy?  Homebirth is not for every woman. My clients and I are a team. We look at all the choices surrounding pregnancy, labor, and birth, and I support them in whatever they choose through offering education and choices. I am the mother of four daughters, three of whom were born at home.…

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It’s Not Your Fault

Hey mama…just for the record… It’s. Not. Your. Fault! Some babies just seem to fuss a lot with no apparent reason. Some babies want to be held all the time just as if they were still in your womb. Some babies just seem to cry a lot despite your best efforts. Some babies want to…

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The Perfect Pregnancy Kit

I hear you, mama! You are pregnant and want to ensure that you and your little family stays healthy! I get it! I want you to too! But I also want to bring calm to the storm. So here is the deal, pregnant mamas don’t appear to be any more susceptible to the effects of…

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Postpartum Hair Support

We all know that being pregnant and having a baby is HARD…but one of the perks of pregnancy is awesome thick hair. Normally, we lose around one hundred strands of hair on any given day, but in pregnancy because of our increased progesterone levels the process of that hair loss is minimal, so less falls…

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Birth, Baby & Postpartum Essentials

I hear you mamas!! You have asked several times what the best, SIP (safe in pregnancy) and most cost-effective way to get started with essential oils. So…here it is…The Perfect Pregnancy kit! These oils are my essential go-to’s when you are about to welcome a new baby. Adaptiv is for the mama who is trying to…

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Postpartum Baby Blues & Heavy Heart

I hear you mama…it’s day 5, you’re home from the hospital, your mom just left to head back home, your hubby had to go into work for a few hours and you’re home alone with 2 other small kiddos and your new baby. Your milk came in two days ago and you’re super uncomfortable with…

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Validation is Everything

I hear you, mama…⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Even if other people have experienced worse. Even if someone else who went through the same experience doesn’t feel debilitated by it. Even if it could have been avoided. Even if it happened a long time ago. Even if no one knows. Your trauma is real and valid, and you deserve…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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