International Babywearing Week starts NOW!

group-shot-in-front-of-lakeLast week we started the pre-celebration of this great week of baby wearing. Today it is the real celebrations!

A couple of websites to help you get started on your celebrations! –

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If you missed the PHX Mama Circle you can still attend Gilbert Mama Circle on Tuesday 12-2 where we will have volunteers from the BWI Phx chapter there to help us try on new wraps and answer any and all questions on wearing your baby properly!

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Postpartum! – Herbs that Heal

Our plant family has so many ways to heal and nurture our body after we birth. Let’s take a look at a few…

Calendula

CalendulaThis beautiful healing herb brings comfort to our sore perineums. If you have an episiotomy, tore or just have a few micro tears this herbs soothe and heals!

 

 

 

Sea Salt

SaltSalt is another fast healer. Soaking your bottom in a sea salt bath if there has been trauma. Soaking your nipples in sea salt and warm water if they are cracked and/or bleeding can bring instant relief and fast healing.

 

 

Fenugreek

fenugreekFenugreek is a trusted friend when it comes to increasing milk supply. Taken orally in capsule or tincture form.

 

 

 

Red Raspberry Leaf

redraspberryRed Raspberry is every woman, no matter what stage of life, best friend. RRL is an all over female tonic. Strengthens and tonifies. Rich in minerals and nutrients.

 

 

 

There are countless other beautiful herbs that help our postpartum to be smooth and healthy. See your midwife or herbalist for more information, indications and dosages.

At Freedom and the Seed we blend delicious herbal teas for the postpartum period. We have also created a healing sit bath with a fragrance that is out of this world!

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All of these can be purchased at our office or sent by mail. Just contact Wendi at info@freedomandtheseed.com

Happy Babymoon!

 

Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week!

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This week is all about the boob! We love mama’s milk!

One of the greatest ways to promote normalcy in breastfeeding and create a breastfeeding culture is exposure. Mamas nurse your babies. The world needs to see it.

For more information about this awesome week go here:
http://worldbreastfeedingweek.org

 

Our Mama Circle on Wednesday 10-12 will be all about breastfeeding. If you are a pro and have done this for years come share your knowledge. If you have never nursed a baby, this is a great time to come see, learn, and experience this gift! See you Wednesday!