I loooove the [Herbal External Healing] Balm. I can feel my scar softening already! I’ve also been putting a little bit on the dry spots on my hands. They’re all fixed! Amazing!
The Immune Restore tincture has been my saviour preventing me from doing what I would have previously done as a last resort – take antibiotics! I had a throat infection that wouldn’t budge but going with Virginia’s advice, I tried the tincture and the throat infection was gone withing two days! My Husband at the same time went and got antibiotics and took those to only find the infection came back a couple of weeks later. After seeing how effective the tincture was for me and during an extremely busy and overwhelming time in my life, I decided to start taking the tincture on a regular basis and also offer it to my near 3-year old daughter who will take it sometimes too. Since then we have gone through numerous times of household sickness and we have either not gotten sick or have had reduced duration and severity of symptoms. Truly amazing for me to discover that natural really does beat the meds! What a gift the Immune Restore Booster tincture has been for me and my family!
When I started having some issues with my milk supply being low a couple of weeks after birth, I once again turned to Virginia for advice and she provided me with [the BoobyMilk Booster] tincture which quickly helped boost my milk supply, and I haven’t had any supply issues since!
We had the privilege of having Virginia prepare and encapsulate my placenta. She even went to the trouble of making some beautiful placenta prints and a dream catcher from the cord – they are the most unique and treasured keepsakes we have! The placenta pills were a godsend in those early weeks, I felt energised, my mood was fantastic and my post-partum recovery was fast: my uterus had shrunk right back down within a matter of days, and I only had minimal bleeding. Virginia kindly came to our home, picked up the placenta for encapsulation soon after birth and delivered it back to us within a couple of days – we didn’t have to do a thing, giving our new little family more uninterrupted time together…
I used Virginia’s ‘Boobymilk Booster’ herbal formula to help increase my milk supply during the first few months after birth, as I felt the supply had dropped off from the initial amount (ie. my breasts were not as large and full of milk as I thought they should be). I really struggled getting used to breast feeding, it was painful and not enjoyable. But I stuck with it and once I mastered attaching my daughter correctly so feeding wasn’t painful, the formula assisted me and my daughter to get into a routine where my supply was regulated by her demand. I realised you don’t need big breasts to feed successfully, my body knew what my daughter needed. I breast fed for 13 months and I’m really glad that I was able to give my daughter a good start in her life.”
Virginia’s skills as a doula and herbalist were [also] great during the labour, suggesting positions when I felt stuck, giving me herbs and flower essences when I needed an energy boost, and encouraging me to voice my feelings when they intruded into the progress of the labour.
Newly pregnant and with a toddler to chase around all day, I was exhausted but still having trouble getting to sleep at night. After trying various remedies (listening to music, having a warm bath, even acupuncture!) I came to see Virginia desperate for some help with my insomnia. After only a few days on the herbs she prepared for me, I was falling asleep easily and more importantly, staying asleep! Bliss!
I am so grateful I found Virginia during my pregnancy. I had PUPPPS (a pregnancy induced rash that was driving me crazy) and had tried various things to fix it. Antihistamines, V8 juice, cold water all eased the never-ending itch a little but nothing was more than temporary and minimal help. Apparently PUPPPS doesn’t go away till the baby is born but I didn’t want to give up so I asked Virginia for some herbs. WOW. Within 2 days, itch had reduced by 50%. By 10 days, it had virtually disappeared, to the point I stopped taking the herbs or even thinking much about it at all. SO delighted as this changed my last weeks of pregnancy from an itchy haze to just normal 3rd trimester slowing down. Baby now here and is perfect Virginia, I can’t express my thanks enough.
~ Sue White (www.suewhite.com.au)
I can’t recommend Natural Beginnings enough – the knowledge and experience Virginia has shared with us on our natural pregnancy, birth and parenting journey has been invaluable and we feel very blessed.
I just wanted to express my sincere gratitude to you for arranging my beautiful Blessingway. I have only recently heard about the old Navajo tradition while exploring my spirituality and it appealed to me in so many ways… .the honouring of a pregnant mamma, the rituals and the sisterhood.
I had only known you for a few weeks and you willingly opened your heart and home and put on the most precious, special ceremony on for me and I will forever be grateful to you and to all the gorgeous mammas who took part in the blessingway as well.
Not only that you also organised all the women who attended to cook meals for me post birth and OMG it was a Godsend not having to cook for the first 2 weeks was amazing and really the best gift a new Mum can receive.
So a BIG Thank you to you for everything you truly are an Angel and I honestly feel so blessed to have met you…….
Love and Blessings