What Is The Big Deal About C-Section? Does Natural Birth Really Matter?

Birth can be a challenging and traumatic event. In 2015, the Ministry of Health Maternity Report shows that one-third of women had a "normal birth", a spontaneous labour without obstetrical intervention. One In Every Three Women Had A Normal Birth So already the odds are against us. It is more common to have a normal … Continue reading What Is The Big Deal About C-Section? Does Natural Birth Really Matter?

Wild RosešŸŒ¹: mei gui hua for pain, beauty & pms

Admiring this stunning rose today made me think of the herb mei gui hua or dried rose buds (rosa rugosa) that are used in Chinese medicine often for women's health, periods and fertility. The rose is the universal symbol of love has been used for medicine purposes for centuries. It is fragrant, clearing, and mild … Continue reading Wild RosešŸŒ¹: mei gui hua for pain, beauty & pms

Chinese medicine during pregnancy: self-care

How to take care of you and your growing babe in utero? During pregnancy increased mineral and nutritional demands are placed on the body. Here are some ways to be healthy naturally during pregnancy and minimise the baby from robbing all the goodies out of you. Rest as much as possible Eat fresh food Have … Continue reading Chinese medicine during pregnancy: self-care

Natural teeth care during IVF, pregnancy, post-partum & menopause: part II

Now on to the fun stuff, so what do we do to prevent gum and tooth problems in these changed hormonal states? First of all, you need a good dentist and hygienist. Having your teeth cleaned and removed of calculus every six months will prevent tooth decay and gum irritation and recession. Getting adequate rest … Continue reading Natural teeth care during IVF, pregnancy, post-partum & menopause: part II