Preventing Postpartum Depression and Baby Blues

Preventing Postpartum Depression and Baby Blues In the United States 1 in 7 women are diagnosed with postpartum depression and many more deal with baby blues. As a midwife I have supported 100s of women [...]


“Lunaception is a form of menstrual cycle regulation and, in some cases, natural birth control and conception aid, that depends upon the woman practicing it to align her menstrual cycle with the phases of [...]

Guide To Supporting Your Body With MTHFR

The key to supporting your body when you have mthfr is to take the appropriate supplements and to support your body’s ability to use folate through supporting the methylation pathways. If methylation is working well [...]

Survive Hyperemesis Gravidarium

Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) is hell during gestation-----that’s my definition from watching pregnant women go through months on end of nausea and vomiting at least three times a day. There may be a simple explanation for the majority of women: H-Pylori!

Preventing Tears in Labor

One of the worst parts of postpartum can be healing from tears (or episiotomies). If you have been there, you know what I’m talking about. If not, I hope you never have to experience that pain. This is when you want to enjoy your new baby but you cannot move or sit because your bottom is in excruciating pain.

Guide to Breastfeeding an Adopted Baby

It is totally possible to breastfeed, at least to some extent, even though you have not had a baby.  Most women are able to produce some milk but oftentimes not enough to solely breastfeed, so it is normal to have to supplement at the same time. If you have nursed a baby before it increases your chance of producing enough milk, but if you need to supplement it is still worth it to build up your milk supply and breastfeed.  If you think about breastfeeding from a relational point of view as opposed to only for sustenance then you are more likely to feel that you have succeeded and it may make it more worth the work involved. Breastfeeding, beyond being the best nutritionally, for the baby is key for comfort and bonding of the baby and for you it will cause you to release oxytocin which will increase your patience and attachment to the baby.

Fertility Assessment

I know fertility problems can feel devastating, but I also know there are things you can do to greatly increase your chance of getting pregnant. I am confident we can work on these issues together and give you the best chance of possible of getting pregnant and staying pregnant.

Guide To Low Basal Body Temperature

Low Basel Body Temperature- How to Test For it? What Does It Mean? What To Do About It? Your basal body temperature is a key to your fertility. If it is low it shouts [...]

The 5 Questions to Choose Adrenal Support

How do you know which herbs you need for your adrenal health? We know that the adrenal glands are the foundation of hormonal health. They are subject to every stressors in the body and [...]

Rethink Your Toxic Menstrual Products

During women’s reproductive years we use menstrual products monthly for from 3 to 7 days. Rarely do women think about the consequences of what is in their menstrual products. Both tampons and plastic pads have toxins.

Preparing your Nipples for Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is a beautiful gift to both the mom and the newborn, but for many women it is far from easy. Before the birth is the time to prepare for breastfeeding and prevent any issues that might ensue.

9 Ways to Test your Adrenal Glands

How To Test Your Adrenal Glands? Your adrenal glands are located on the top of your kidneys and are an intimate part of the endocrine system. In their center part called the medulla they [...]

Should I Give My Baby Vitamin D?

There are trends in health care. Some are beneficial and some are not. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all babies be give vitamin D drops. My initial reaction is breastmilk is the perfect food and babies don’t need anything else! But let us be honest, we live in a malnourished culture with processed food and poor guts and we want to give our kids the absolute best. So I decided to look closer into giving vitamin D to babies.

4 Ways to Prepare for the Postpartum Season

Many times we focus all our energy on pregnancy and birth and forget that this is all in preparation for the postpartum season. There are many ways we can prepare for the best postpartum season, even in the last month of pregnancy. Here I talk about 4 physical ways to prepare for the postpartum. 

How To Find Out Why I’m Not Getting Pregnant

As high as 30%, of infertility is unexplained meaning there is not a pin-pointed reason why the couple cannot get pregnant. Unexplained infertility is very frustrating as it does not give you any direction to go forward. Lab tests oftentimes uncover the reason. Here are the ones I recommend, in order or all at once. 

A Virus- Hidden Cause of Infertility

Unexplained infertility accounts for 25% of infertility cases. In these cases there is not an obvious reason why a woman cannot get pregnant and stay pregnant. One area that is often overlooked is hidden pathogens like viruses.

The Downside of Folic Acid

The bottom line is if you take folic acid and have a mthfr gene mutation or your cell receptors are blocked because of too much folic acid you are at higher risk for infertility issues, recurrent pregnancy loss, preeclampsia, a child with Down syndrome or autism, postpartum depression or chronic depression, and elevated homocysteine levels.

How to have fertile eggs for pregnancy!

You cannot get pregnant without a healthy egg. The good news even if you are older and have less egg reserve you can still get pregnant if you have a healthy egg. Here is the key to a healthy eggs.

A Fertility Cleanse Key to a Healthy Pregnancy

Cleanses are especially good for a women when:

  • She has had a miscarriage. A cleanse supports future egg health and balances hormones as well as cleanses the uterus.

  • She has irregular cycles; especially if she skips her period or has not had a period in 90 days, a cleanse can help remove the old blood and prepare a healthy uterine environment.

  • She has PMS symptoms. A cleanse can help alleviate the symptoms and balance hormones.