Why Am I So Tired in Pregnancy?

Why am I so tired in pregnancy? Why am I so fatigued in pregnancy? How can I get more energy during pregnancy? These are questions I’m asked nearly every day so I thought I’d try and answer them for you here. The short answer is…it’s hormones! Be kind to yourself, and listen to your body,…

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Can I Use Deep Blue in Pregnant?

Can I use Deep Blue in Pregnancy? The short answer is…Absolutely YES! It’s totally SIP/B – (Safe in pregnancy and breastfeeding) dōTERRA has several products in their Deep Blue line including, Deep Blue oil, Deep Blue Touch (pre-diluted), Deep Blue Rub, Deep Blue Stick (with Copaiba), and Deep Blue Polyphenol Complex. These are ALL SIP/B…

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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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Indigestion in Pregnancy

If pregnancy were a contest and you don’t have “the burn” or other tummy discomforts YOU WIN!  This seems to be a complaint with every pregnant mama I know.  Learning natural ways to help with this yucky feeling is exactly what we’re talking about today.  Heartburn and indigestion in pregnancy is normal. Of course it’s…

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Fertility Support 30 Day Cleanse

One question I am asked over and over is how can doTERRA help with fertility. 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 yeast overgrowth in our gut. Cleaning up our diet and resolving the yeast issue…

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LifeLong 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 every day and LifeLong…

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Adrenal Fatigue in Pregnancy

Trying to conceive and being pregnant are both hard work and exhausting, now add adrenal fatigue into the mix and it’s no wonder you can’t get anything accomplished. Adrenal fatigue can throw everything having to do with energy out of balance. Stress is a Main Ingredient for Adrenal Fatigue One of the things your adrenal…

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Peri Massage

Perineum massage is an old practice that has some debate around it. Some moms and midwives swear by it, and others are opposed. I will give you some direction here, and you can see if it feels right for you. I do feel like perineal stretching can increase your confidence in your body’s ability to…

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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 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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Use Your B.R.A.I.N

If you’ve ever been pregnant, I’m sure you’ve experienced a bit of “Pregnancy Brain.” Throughout pregnancy, you read everything you can get your hands on to have the best experience you can and create the perfect birth plan, but there’s one problem, you can’t remember half of what you read. In normal life, you could…

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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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Essential Oils for Fertility

For many couple’s pregnancy comes easily, but others have a harder time conceiving.  If you are one of those who struggle with this, it can be very stressful for both spouses as well as on the relationship.  when you add up all the variables that have to be in perfect alignment for conception, it’s a…

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Lifelong Vitality is Safe for Pregnancy

Listen up, mama! I’m unwrapping the myths around supplements because I know it can be a full-time job! There are millions of supplements on the market. Why should you choose doTERRA’s? If you’ve ever wanted happier moods, to feel less stress, to get sick less often, reduce aches & pains, to have mental clarity and…

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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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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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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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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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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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How To Use Peppermint Essential Oil in Pregnancy

peppermint

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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