1 week old (back of her head, and top of her head)
7 weeks old (can you even find them?)
While I cannot claim that this will work for everyone, I feel the need to share because this has been remarkable!!!
Our third daughter, Giorgia, was born with 2 hemangiomas on her scalp... they're not dangerous, but they're also not something that you really want on your perfect newborn.
Hemangiomas, or infantile hemangiomas, are noncancerous growths of blood vessels. They’re the most common growths or tumors in children. They usually grow for a period of time and then subside without treatment. They don’t cause problems in most infants. However, some hemangiomas may open and bleed or ulcerate. This may be painful. Depending on their size and location, they may be disfiguring. Additionally, they may occur with other abnormalities of the central nervous system or spine.
Anyway, in my research I found that they're supposed to go away on their own between the ages of 5 and 10 YEARS... well, I didn't want to wait that long so of course I started experimenting. And my first choice was Rejuvenique Oil! These are the results after 7 WEEKS!
The results were noticeable after 2 weeks and have continued to improve dramatically since then!
This is crazy! It was supposed to continue to get bigger until she was between 6 and 10 months, but it was almost gone at 1 month old, and they are now barely little pink spots at 7 weeks! I am seriously blown away once again by the power of this magic oil.
When a dear friend of mine suggested Moringa, I had to do some research, but the more I read, the more I loved! This is a nutrient rich, antioxidant packed, anti-inflammatory, glucose balancing, heart healthy, cognitive improving, liver protecting, antibacterial SUPER FOOD!
Used for everything from diabetes to improving milk supply during breastfeeding, you'd be hard pressed to find a supplement that can do it all like moringa! I love this brand because its organic, and quite cost effective!
Packed with over 90 essential ingredients including 20+ types of amino acids, 40+ antioxidants, 35+ anti-inflammatory compounds, key vitamins, minerals, protein, Omega 3, 6 and 9 oils and phytonutrients. Few foods can match the nutrition provided by Moringa.
Again, I am 37.5 weeks pregnant and facing induction in 10 days... so I am doing everything in my power to get this little lady to come on her own. Besides Evening Primrose Oil, I also drink gallons of Red Raspberry Leaf Tea! Thats why I recommend the 6 pack... I drink maybe 4-8 teabags a day!
This is not intended as medical advice, but drinking this tea has been immeasurably helpful in my past pregnancies. Both labors were easy, smooth, and FAST!!
Besides toning the uterus and strengthening it for labor, this Raspberry Leaf Tea also:
Supports healthy menstruation and may be used for menstrual cramps
Since I am due with baby #3 in just a few short days, I figured I would share some of my most favorite end of pregnancy must haves. Evening Primrose is one! The jury is out on this one, and this is not medical advice... But I use it primarily for cervical rippening aka... getting read for labor.
The prostiglandins in EPO are thought to help get the cervix soft for dilation, and it has been immeasurably helpful for me with each of my babies.
Aside from labor, EPO has been found to be helpful with:
Hormone balance - PMS symptoms, menopause
Skin issues - eczema, psoriasis, etc
Nerve Damage caused by diabetes
I enjoy this brand for the following reasons:
FEATURES: 1300mg of Pure Evening Primrose Oil (EPO). Rich in Omega-6 and 9 each liquid softgel is guaranteed to Contain 10% GLA (Gamma-linolenic acid).*
NATURAL: Plant Derived, hand harvested and Cold Pressed from the seed of the Evening Primrose Plant.
Pregnancy is rough... even for someone who carries small like me. I get the super amazing complication of something called Diastasis Recti - simply put, my abs actually split apart. Its awesome (sarcasm heavy today).
Anyway, Aside from wearing uncomfortable braces all day, I find that KT Tape is SO helpful. It works on the fascia layer by subtly supporting the muscles. You can use it for so many things. I am not a KT expert, and this particular taping job isn't the best example, but you can youtube so many ways to use it!
Today, and for the next few weeks, it will definitely be one of my favorite things!
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So I know everyone immediately jumps to Fenugreek... I found that it caused some unpleasant side effects for both mama and baby (think intestinal discomfort, TMI lol), anyway, my go to galactagogue is Alfalfa, and I love that this one is organic.
The roots of this organic Alfalfa grow deep into fertile organic soils to convey many essential nutrients, they are harvested at maturity to ensure high quality plant material. Alfalfa has long been recognized as a powerhouse of nutrients and is used by women nursing.
Arnica to the rescue! Poor sweet (aka super wild and crazy) Genevieve took a lounge chair to the forehead at the pool yesterday. She's crazy. Anyway, I am so thankful for Arnica when it comes to my babies bumps and bruises - because they are plentiful!!! I also rub it along the jaw line (outside their mouth) when my babies teeth as a little extra soother...
Before pain gets in your way, treat it naturally at the first sign with Arnicare and feel better faster. Arnicare helps to relieve muscle pain and stiffness and to reduce pain, swelling, and discoloration from bruises. Arnicare Cream has a soothing effect and is preferred for use on sensitive skin. This non-sticky, non-greasy cream is great for massaging sore muscled. Arnicare Cream works best when applied at the first sign of pain.
Arnica montana (or Mountain daisy) has been used for centuries as a natural pain reliever, and today, it’s one of the most popular homeopathic medicines in the world. Arnica is trusted by professional athletes to soothe sore muscles, by prominent cosmetic surgeons to relieve post-procedure pain, and by savvy moms to treat playground bumps and bruises.
Arnicare Cream's natural active ingredient, Arnica montana, helps to relieve muscle pain and stiffness and to reduce pain, swelling and, discoloration from bruises. This pain relief cream is unscented and paraben-free.
Arnicare Cream works naturally with your body, and there’s no risk of overdose, no contraindications, no known drug interactions, and a very low risk of side effects when used as directed.
Another random, but AMAZING product. My husband will be the first to tell you that he sleeps with a CPAP. Basically his brain doesn't tell him to breath at night for long periods of time... Super safe ?Anyway, the CPAP can really dry out your mouth, and thats the worst. I found these for him, and now he literally will not sleep without them.
They are long-lasting oral adhering discs of xylitol that temporarily relieve dry mouth day and night. XyliMelts discs coat, moisturize, and lubricate, while increasing saliva. Xylitol may also reduce the risk of tooth decay and freshen breath.
As requested, probiotics for the grown ups! I have used these for months and have been very satisfied with them. I like these particular ones because they are shelf stable, entero-coated, third party tested, non-mo, and do not contain wheat, gluten, soy, fish, shellfish, peanuts, egg, milk, artificial flavors, artificial colors or preservatives.
Many probiotics only state the potency at the manufacture date, Healthy Origins Probiotic 30 Billion CFU's is formulated to contain a minimum of 30 Billion CFU's at the time of expiration. Our typical potency at the manufacturing date is between 60-100 billion CFU's. This makes Healthy Origins Probiotic 30 Billion CFU's one of the best values for the potency!
These are great, and at a very reasonable price!
Teething babies... Nothing worse... Well maybe a few things, but its pretty bad. These adorable necklaces helped my kids a lot, and also, they are just really darn cute! I had to beg Giselle to finally switch to a "big girl" necklace when she was 3 (a year after she got her last tooth) because she loved hers so much!!!
I love Hazelaid.com because they are made from 100% Authentic Baltic Amber! The only stuff that really works. They work naturally to relieve pain & Inflammation. Their products are safety knotted. UV tested for authenticity and come with a 90 day warranty!!!
My thoughts were "even if it doesn't work... at least my kid will look super cute while drooling everywhere" lol!
Do any of you use Amber necklaces??
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