When a mother loses a baby, she is left not just with empty arms, but with a body that reminds her of that life and loss she has experienced. Since many friends and family members aren’t sure what to say or do, many do and say nothing at all. It wasn’t until I began researching in preparation for Babylost Mama Day that I realized there are products out there for these mothers, and after having experienced some of these products from Earth Mama Angel Baby first hand, I now know exactly what I can give to a grieving mother. These things won’t fill that hole in her heart, but they will help her body and spirit heal at the same time while acknowledging her loss and giving her permission to grieve.
Earth Mama Angel Baby (EMAB) is a beautiful company–they offer affordable, fully organic and natural bath and body products (with a few other things like candles, heat packs, and music) that are wonderfully packaged with sensitive photography and carefully selected language. Their product selection is broken down into every stage of a mother’s life–pregnancy, labor, post partum, breastfeeding, angel baby, and baby loss items. Not only has EMAB taken the time to create these things, though, but they also offer a host of information and support to mothers on their website. An extensive customizable birth plan template (which you may have seen me recently mention in this post), expert panel, FAQ, and a lot of resources for mothers who have experienced the loss of a baby are all available for free on their website.
I love the idea of having perenial flowers to sow in honor of a lost baby. It is a tangible way to say “I remember you” that will bring new life time and again. Many families aren’t able to bury their babies in the way that they’d like, and no one can visit their burial place as often as they’d like…the Seeds of Hope are a way to keep the memory of that little life with you at home (or wherever you choose to plant the flowers) and in a way that involves life. I haven’t been able to sow my seeds yet, but I’m planning on using them in a special place to honor my brother who was lost to a stillbirth and I can’t wait to have that special section of my flower garden dedicated to him each year.
Harmony Tea synergistically blends astringent lady’s mantle and cinnamon with balancing lemon balm, mineral rich nettles and alfalfa, and rejuvenating, cramp easing ginger for a delicious, care-filled cup of tea.
All Earth Mama Angel Baby teas now come in easy to brew tea bags. The tea bags are biodegradable, the tea overwrap is compostable and the 100% recycled and recyclable cartons were produced using wind energy. Steep, sip and relax.
While I’m unable to currently “test” this tea since I’m pregnant, I can attest to the great packaging, enticing ingredients, and a delicious smell. In fact, this box of tea is already in my hospital bag for after I birth my baby. The thing I love the most about this tea is that while it does contain all sorts of awesome things for a post partum body, the packaging focuses on the mother and both her phsycial and heart’s healing instead of on what this tea is going to do for her after-birth body. Sometimes, a cup of warmth is a very appreciated thing when one has just gone through a traumatic event.
While you can find Earth Mama Angel Baby products in many stores and online, I would recommend visiting and buying through http://earthmamaangelbaby.com/ so that you can also benefit from all of the extra things they have on their website…and they have weekly/monthly specials, too! A big thanks to EMAB for providing samples for this review. I’ll be working with them again in the coming months to share some more products with you so be sure to check back!