My Birth Story: A Happily Unmedicated Natural Delivery

I’m in trouble when it comes to my daughter. She’s just too much like me – contrary.

I had been concerned my entire life about my fertility and my chances of conception. In fact, out of the three times I’ve been pregnant in my life, two of them ended prematurely. It’s natural and it happens and I expected it continue to happen. December 2016 was a rough enough month that I was willing to give up trying for a bit.

Telling birth stories is liberation. Telling birth stories is community building. Telling birth stories is honoring the need of new mothers to hear what you went through.

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Fertility is a long and sometimes complicated journey. Acupuncture can help!

The Fundamentals of Acupuncture for Fertility

Acupuncture for fertility is a huge topic. It’s actually much bigger than just acupuncture. The fact is acupuncture is an important cornerstone of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) but it’s still a smaller part of a much bigger picture. I thought it was time we started to scratch the surface of TCM approaches to fertility and how acupuncture and other lifestyle changes can help bolster your fertility success.

Fertility is a huge topic even when it's limited to the scope of Traditional Chinese Medicine Get the basics here

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My family's cold fighting home remedy

Three herb broth: a traditional cold fighting remedy

Any pregnant woman can attest: having a cold while pregnant is awful. You already can’t breathe normally, but yeah sure, let’s add a stuffy nose and a cough to the mix!

Of course you don’t have to be pregnant to be miserable with a cold and you certainly don’t have to be pregnant to be familiar with them. According to the CDC an adult will average 2-3 colds per year, each lasting an average of 7-10 days. Since the cold is caused by a virus you can’t take anything for it either – it’s just a matter of rest, fluids and waiting.

What if I told you that you could cut that in half? And that if you acted quickly enough you could even nip the disease in the bud before it even got annoying. And that all it would take is a trip to the grocery store?

Herbs have been used for hundreds of years to support people through the irritations of colds and flus. Check out my family's home remedy on today's blog!

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Acupuncture needles are very small! In fact, 10 to 40 of them can fit in the tip of the average hypodermic needle.

What to expect for your first acupuncture appointment

Acupuncture – your mom has told you for years that it’s helped her headaches. Your best friend got it to help with her morning sickness. Your boss gets it for his chronic low back pain. So you’ve gone and done it – you made your first acupuncture appointment.

Now what?

Acupuncture’s popularity has skyrocketed in the past few years, but it’s very common for my new patients to be acupuncture first-timers. As newbies, it’s natural to have questions. My goal is to address many of the common questions I get before and at first appointments and to give you a general idea of what your session will like from beginning to end.

Acupuncture’s popularity has skyrocketed in the past few years, but it’s very common for my new patients to be acupuncture first-timers. As newbies, it’s natural to have questions. My goal is to address many of the common questions I get before and at first appointments and give you a general idea what your session will like from beginning to end.
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Red raspberry leaf tea is can support you before, during and after pregnancy, but hot tea in the summer? Check out this refreshing alternative.

A More Refreshing Red Raspberry Leaf Tea

Hot red raspberry leaf tea on a warm summer day?

Bleech.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fan of tea but even I have a hard time stomaching a warm mug of tea when it’s 85 degrees and humid out.

“So…why are you drinking tea, then?” you ask.

Well, because I’m 35 weeks pregnant and I’m pretty intent on making my labor as short as possible. Read on if you are too or are just trying to find a more palatable way to consume hot herbal teas in the dog days of summer.

Red raspberry leaf tea is a great support for women's health at any point in their lives, but who wants hot tea in the summer?

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