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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Preparing for Birth

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 my 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! There is so much preparation that goes…

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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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Student Midwife

So many of you are connecting with me because you love what I do and you too are feeling the call to serve women in pregnancy and birth. This has touched my heart and makes me smile so I wanted to reach out and connect with you. So many have asked if I have any…

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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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Are You Considering a Home Birth?

I hear you, mama… you have never thought about having a midwife or a home birth until now. Still, with all that’s going on, especially with it being a very real possibility of some hospitals restricting and not allowing even partners or your doula in the hospital with you, it’s a question you are considering. …

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Pain in Labor

The pain in childbirth is one of the biggest fears that moms have, and you all want to know what pain management tools and which essential oils will help me have the most successful natural birth. “There is a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.”…

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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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The placenta is a Unique Organ

Hey Mama… Do you know how truly amazing your body is? When you are pregnant you are not only growing a human but you are also growing a whole new organ to supply your baby with all the nutrients it needs for nine months in your womb.  The placenta is such a unique organ, it…

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Positive Birth Plan with COVID 19

As we all try to navigate a new normal that doesn’t really feel normal at all, it’s natural to feel anxious, scattered, or generally off-balance. The world has changed, and we are all feeling it. I’m writing this not to be doom and gloom but to help you be prepared, for when you are prepared…

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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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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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Dilation

Have you ever wondered what those centimeter measurements actually look like in labor? I’m a visual learner so I thought this might help to visualize exactly what it looks like when your doc or midwife says you are xx cm dilated. Putting things into perspective with some everyday items! However, keep in mind that your…

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Turmeric Benefits

Mmmm…Turmeric smells amazing…said no one ever! But the benefits truly ARE amazing! The question I keep getting is… “How is the oil different than the spice, do I have to take it with black pepper and is it safe to use in pregnancy and while breastfeeding?” The short answer is VERY different, NO and YES!…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Should I avoid Clary Sage in Pregnancy?

clary sage

Some might ask, “Should I avoid CLARY SAGE during pregnancy?” I usually recommend avoiding clary sage in pregnancy until 40 weeks, then in labor, if you need to intensify or strengthen contractions clary sage is perfect. Clary sage is not going to force the body to go beyond what it’s capable of. It’s adaptogenic and…

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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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