Hey there, new parent! Congratulations on the newest addition to your family. This is an exhilarating time, filled with joy, love, and—let's be honest—a good amount of exhaustion. As you're adapting to this new chapter, we want to help you nurture yourself as you care for your little one. Forget the preachy, "we know better" advice that's so common out there; this guide is all about empowering you with options that resonate with your lifestyle.
Nutrition: What’s On Your Plate Matters
We're not egg-xaggerating when we say eggs are a powerhouse of nutrition. They're packed with protein and essential vitamins like B12, which can be a great pick-me-up for those low-energy days (we all have 'em).
Sushi might be off the table for a while, but seaweed isn't. Think of it as the ocean's multivitamin. Rich in iodine and other essential minerals, seaweed supports thyroid function, which in turn helps keep your energy levels stable.
Meat (If That's Your Thing)
If you're an omnivore, don’t forget the meat! Lean cuts can offer you iron, a crucial element to replenish after giving birth. But, of course, always consult with your healthcare provider to find what's right for you.
Salmon, mackerel, and sardines are about more than just dinner. They're rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which can uplift your mood and support cognitive function.
Foods like sauerkraut, kimchi, and kefir can be your gut's best friend. They’re rich in probiotics, aiding in digestion and boosting your immune system.
Nutritive Herbs: Your Green Allies
Nettle is not just another herb. It’s rich in iron and other nutrients and can be a great addition to your teas or meals.
This isn't your morning oatmeal. Oatstraw is rich in magnesium, which helps with nervous system function and can be a relaxing addition to your herbal tea blends.
Alfalfa might be best known as animal feed, but for us humans, it’s a nutrient-dense herb rich in vitamins A, C, E, and K4. It can make a great infusion or even a salad addition!
Your Herbal Post Partum Kit
Our Fire Cider isn't just any old vinegar; it's a symphony of apple cider vinegar, herbs, and spices, crafted to boost your immunity and zest up your meals. This time-honored herbalist favorite was crafted by 1970s by Rosemary Gladstar and an absolute pantry essential year round.
Move over, caffeine jitters! Our Herbal Coffee offers a blend of adaptogenic herbs that energize without the buzz. Perfect for those mornings when you need a boost but want to skip the caffeine rollercoaster.
Don't underestimate the power of magnesium. This wonder mineral can help with everything from sleep quality to muscle relaxation. Our blue lemonade Magic Magnesium tastes great, turns blue, and is beloved by many (it’s literally sold out 3x since she made her debut last October).
Get Moving (But At Your Own Pace): Whether it’s a walk around the block or a yoga stretch in your living room, find a way to move that feels right for you.
Stay Hydrated: This is a no-brainer but easily forgotten. Keep a water bottle handy, especially if you're breastfeeding.
Talk to Someone: Emotional health is just as important as physical well-being. Don't hesitate to reach out to friends, family, or professionals for a good heart-to-heart.
Get Some Rest: Queue collective eye roll from new moms everywhere. We get it. And yes, easier said than done, but snatch those moments of rest whenever you can. Even a 20-minute power nap can recharge your batteries.
There you have it—a guide that's just as excited about your post-partum journey as you are. We believe in herbs, we believe in food, and most importantly, we believe in you. And remember, as your life blossoms into this beautiful new phase, we're here for you, offering herbs for all your seasons.
To a vibrant you and a thriving family,