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Postpartum Bath Herbs for Healing & Comfort

October 18, 2013

Herbal baths are sure promoters of postpartum healing and comfort. There are many herbs that can be used to soothe tender perineal tissue, heal tears and episiotomies, reduce inflammation, and even shrink hemorrhoids after a vaginal birth. They are also relaxing and antiseptic. If you don’t feel like fully immersing or don’t have a tub at home, try a sitz bath instead. A sitz bath is a basin that fits perfectly into your toilet seat and let’s you get a…

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Motherhood

Judah’s Birth Story

December 21, 2011

When I became pregnant with Judah in early 2010 there was an increasing awareness of birth culture and choices in childbirth in the United States. With unnecessary interventions on the rise, documentaries like The Business of Being Born, books like Ina May Gaskin’s Guide to Childbirth, and the Birth Without Fear movement aimed to restore childbirth as a natural human experience instead of a medical emergency.  I debated between wanting a natural, or physiological childbirth at home or in the in the hospital. I decided I felt more comfortable at the…

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