Axiom Lux has consulted with Naturopathic Doctors, Holistic Nutritionists, and over a dozen seasoned holistic mamas to provide support in your pregnancy and postpartum.
Owner, Rebecca Ahern, understands the pressure that mothers face: to know, to be and to do all the things. By assisting mothers in providing tools of nourishment and empowerment, Axiom Lux takes pride in the educating and encouraging clients to take charge of their wellness journey. 
Whether it is Mind, Body or Spirit, our goal is always about supporting wholeness while guiding towards vitality and wellbeing.
We have compiled a comprehensive guide to living with a holistic mindset including handcrafted herbal remedies, Energy Healing, Spiritual Counseling, & 
Holistic Community Resources.

My Pregnacy Story


When my husband, Dan and I got married we wanted to start a family right away. After 6 months of trying we hadn’t seen any success. I know that many try for much longer without success and I wanted to reach out to my Dr. to see if there was anything that we needed to do to help us on our journey. A bit of blood testing was done on my end and everything showed I was healthy. While I was at a friend’s house sharing my story, she suggested that I try Reiki. She had learned how to practice and briefly explained that it is the God energy transmuted through the Reiki Healer and out their hands as they hold space for the recipients energy to shift out the old and into a higher vibration. I said I was willing to try anything and was excited to have her work on me.

I laid with my head in her lap, with her hands on my head. I suddenly felt warmth and calm coming from her hands. I began to see beautiful swirling colors in my minds-eye, I was giggling, and surprised with how much I was experiencing. While she worked, she saw 2 boys playing and one had curly hair. She said it was so vivid and beautiful. After the session I felt calm and refreshed and very intrigued with the entire experience.

The next month, I was pregnant with my now 7-year-old. At the time I had no idea how the reiki session helped, and I didn’t care. Now looking back, I realize that I had shifted out of old energy patterns that were holding me back from obtaining my soul purpose.  While pregnant I decided that needed to learn how to also practice Reiki, I searched for weeks trying to find a place where I could learn and finally finding a local yoga studio that offered the class. My first class was powerful, I remember feeling like I needed to know all about energy and holistic healing. It was as if these flood gates were opened and God was continuing to show me life’s amazing beauty. While pregnant I received 2 of the 3 classes and received my Master Teacher lever just after Xavier was born.

I used Reiki while pregnant to help the anxiety and stress that came with being considered high risk, I used it to alleviate the constant pain in my body, and I used it to help others shift. I also used it to connect to my unborn child and surround him with love and peace. It was such beautiful tool that God gifted me, and I will be forever grateful. Without Reiki before, during and after my pregnancy I do not think that I would be the person I have evolved to now.

First Things First: What to Avoid.

Avoid Endocrine Disruptors

Endocrine disruptors are chemicals found in everyday household products including skincare products that can disrupt our bodies. In large enough doses, these chemicals can increase the production of certain hormones while decreasing the production of others. A few of these disruptive chemicals found in skin-care products are parabens, which are used to preserve the products; phthalates which are the fragrances used; BPA, which is often found in the plastic packaging; and triclosan, which is antibacterial. Parabens have been found to cause low birth weight in babies, as well as shorten women’s menstrual cycles outside of pregnancy. There is also some research linking phthalates to thyroid dysfunction and endometriosis. Not only should all pregnant and non-pregnant women avoid these chemicals, so should men, as there may also be a link between phthalates and lowered sperm count.

Avoid Skin Irritants

Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) is a chemical found in a wide range of personal care products including shampoo, soap, detergent, and toothpaste. While it is a very inexpensive, and effective cleaning and foaming agent, it can seriously irritate skin resulting in eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis. At the very least, it can cause your skin to be dry, or incredibly sensitive. 

During pregnancy, your skin can become quite sensitive, even if it is not usually. But thanks to your changing hormones, your skin, scalp, and even gums can become sensitive. Avoid using SLS in all skin-care products as well as in your laundry detergent. Many natural baby products avoid SLS due to the sensitive nature of baby skin, so consider switching to these products.

Avoid Toxins

Some skincare and cleaning products contain ethoxylated ingredients, which are carcinogens for you and baby. These chemicals can be absorbed through the skin or reach our internal organs when airborne after we clean floors or wash windows. They are also environmental toxins that are leaking into soil and water sources every time these ingredients are washed down the drain. These harmful ingredients often end in -eth (sodium Laureth sulfate), have numbers in the name (polysorbate-20) or may contain the letter PEG (PEG 40). If any of your beauty or cleaning products contain these chemicals, avoid them.

Avoid Synthetic Colors And Petrochemicals

There is sufficient evidence however to avoid certain petrochemicals known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, which are cancer-causing chemicals found in crude oil. Petroleum jelly and mineral oil are not considered harmful petrochemicals, however, some women avoid them due to possible contamination from polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, which is a known risk. 

The best way to minimize your chance of getting stretch marks is to support your skin’s elasticity. You can do this by keeping your skin hydrated and moisturized both internally and externally eat healthy fats and nutrient rich foods. Herbal Infusions and water are also a great way to support you skin. Consider the practice of dry brushing to reduce the appearance of existing stretch marks, but also as a preventative measure. In addition to exfoliating your skin, dry brushing also helps with circulation. Most important however may be your genes. If your mother, aunts, and sisters had stretch marks, you may have a higher chance of getting them as well. 

Axiom Lux Products Recommended For

  Pregnancy & Postpartum


Below are topical options to sustain your skin as it does an amazing workout for 9 months and after

Skin Healing Salve:

Safe to use during and after pregnancy. Good for bumps, burns, bruises, cuts, skin irritations, eczema, and minor injuries. Can help restore and lock in moisture as skin rapidly stretches.

Skin Healing Salve

Skin Healing Salve


Lux Oil:

This is a luxurious and powerful antioxidant oil serum is formulated using 100% natural ingredients. Made with potent premium oils and botanical extracts. Rich in vitamin A, C, D, E, K, essential fatty acids and omega-3-6-7-9. Simply the best! 

It has a golden liquid appearance. During application, this luxurious golden liquid melts easily with a lasting softness feel.  

Powerful antioxidants help rejuvenate, heal, calm and hydrate skin

Lux Oil

Lux Oil


Relaxation Salve:

Using essential oils as aromatherapy can help assist your body’s natural abilities to heal, rest, and recover. Being pregnant is a beautiful time in the life of a woman and can take a lot out of the mother and can add various physical, emotional, mental stress. There may times when you will feel it difficult to control your stress and maintain a positive attitude. Stress can be reflected in the health of mama and baby. A sense of calmness during pregnancy is very essential. 

The Relaxation Salve was created to help you to calm your mind and body into relaxation, when applied before bed can lead to a better quality and depth of sleep. Oils were specially chosen to help promote a peaceful, tranquil state of mind. Use on particularly trying day when you need some emotional support. It is loved by children and adults alike for its ability to help promote a tranquil atmosphere. With the sweet, soothing scents of Mandarin, Tangerine and Lavender, and the grounding aroma of vetiver. It safe way to ease in to sleep or to slow revved-up minds and emotions. 

Relaxation Salve

Relaxation Salve


Herbal Postpartum Soak:

Soaking in the herbal salt bath will alleviate, soothe pain, reduce hemorrhoids, prevent infection, and provide sometime just for you. A Sitz Bath is an ancient practice that has been used to hemorrhoids, constipation or other perineal discomforts using warm shallow bath. 

It is generally safe to take a sitz bath within the first week of postpartum. If you have had any complication or a C-section, talk to your health care provider and get an OK from them as they might ask you to wait a couple of days.

Postpartum Herbal Soaking Salt

Postpartum Herbal Soaking Salt


Customize Your Organic Nourishing Herbal Infusion:

This nutrient dense herbal blend is made to support you and your baby before, during and after pregnancy. Can also be used by anyone as a general nutritonal support.


Created with the busy mama in mind, we hope to provide ease to your already full life. Works perfectly for those seeking vitamin and mineral rich nutritional support.  This product includes a 30 count of your custom herbal blend, sustaining you the entire month


High in minerals of Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, and Phosphorus, with Vitamins of A, B, C, E and K. These Herbal Infusions are rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, having digestion benefits and properties to create a healthy stress response.


An infusion is different from a tea as it is a large amount of herb brewed for a long time (4-10 hours)  When brewed for this extended time the nutrients are pulled from the herbs and into the water for you to enjoy.


We use the most researched, safe, and effective herbs, with each blend individually customized. Packaged in a natural biodegradable wood pulp filter paper, UV sterilized, free of chemicals.

Nourishing Herbal Infusion

Nourishing Herbal Infusion




A lovely friend piqued my interest in herbal infusions and the benefits sounded fascinating. I happened to be newly pregnant with my 5th child. I noticed that even when feeling queasy and nauseous, a glass of infusion always sounded appealing to me. I’m a compliant water drinker and even water didn’t seem as appealing to me in previous pregnancies! I noticed that I had more energy than ever before as well. I was caring for 2 toddlers and an infant and any benefit to my energy level was appreciated!
I was aware that the nutrients from the herbal infusions were benefiting me and my baby and I committed to drinking them daily. My contractions during labor were more regular and effective than my previous pregnancies as well. A few hours after my daughter was born, I noticed I was that water wasn’t quenching thirst, after thinking about it for a moment, I noticed I was craving my infusion!!! I am convinced that infusions helped my body during pregnancy and postpartum. I only wish I would’ve learned about them sooner!!


I started drinking the herbal infusion when I was around 3 months pregnant. I was immediately hooked on it. The tea is incredibly refreshing. It’s light and smooth and I truly felt so refreshed after drinking it. It became a staple in my morning routine. The red raspberry leaf was awesome for my pregnancy along with the nettle that is packed with minerals. I can’t get enough of it, and I am now 7 months postpartum and still drink it to this day. I highly recommend it to anyone pregnant or not. Either way it’s the perfect tea!


I absolutely loved incorporating Rebecca’s herbal tea infusion into my daily “ritual” while I was pregnant! It tasted great hot or cold. I never experienced morning sickness while drinking it and it kept my reflux in check! It is definitely a must have for any soon-to-be momma.

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Energy Work for Pregnancy & Postpartum

Intuitive Reiki Healing

Reiki during Pregnancy and Postpartum is impactful as pregnancy and motherhood are times of rapid change and Reiki is a gentle way to help make all of the changes much more manageable, while keeping you connected to your baby. Reiki is a centuries-old healing art from Japan that uses light touch on, or just above the body, to help facilitate deep relaxation, promote balance, healing and an optimal state of well-being.

Prenatal Reiki

Reiki supports women through the on-going physical, emotional and spiritual changes of pregnancy; this process helps to prepare them for childbirth.  Many moms-to-be report feeling more centered, rested and grounded after a treatment.  This gentle, healing energy can therefore be of great benefit to both the mother and her developing baby.  Reiki can safely be used at any stage of pregnancy and in conjunction with conventional medicine and complementary therapies including prenatal massage, prenatal yoga and chiropractic care.

Reiki during early pregnancy relieves many common discomforts such as exhaustion and nausea. Safe and gentle, Reiki will support the mother's body as she grows and changes, and can give relief to lower back pain, tension in the neck and shoulders and insomnia.  The common ‘fog’ of pregnancy is often lifted after a Reiki treatment.  Relieved of some of the physical and emotional discomforts of pregnancy, the expectant mother will sleep more soundly and will feel more relaxed and connected with her baby.

The Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut conducted tests in a clinical setting during pregnancy involving the use of just the simplest form of Reiki.  These showed:

  • Reduced stress and anxiety during pregnancy by 94%

  • Reduced pain by 78%

  • Nausea and morning sickness reduced by 80%

  • Quality of sleep was improved by 86%

Postpartum Reiki

For new mothers, a Reiki treatment offers a safe and supportive space for them to re-orientate to themselves and their bodies after the birth of their baby.  It is said that when a woman gives birth, she stands between two worlds, one foot on Earth to keep her grounded and one foot on the Otherside to retrieve her baby. Thus, the term bringing the baby Earthside. The comforting, gentle energy of Reiki helps stimulate and support the body’s own natural healing processes, bringing it back into balance and alignment. As the nature of Reiki is deeply relaxing and calming, it can help to reduce stress and promote sleep.

Reiki can also be used to ease postpartum depression and anxiety.  It also promotes physical and emotional healing from a lengthy or traumatic birth.   Reiki is also helpful for mothers that have been working through breastfeeding difficulties. It helps lessen the stress in both mother and child which fosters beneficial effects like better milk production and confidence in your ability to nurture your baby and yourself.  Reiki can be so relaxing that new moms often drift off to sleep during the session. Baby is welcome to come along for the session too!

Allowing yourself to release heavy energy (thoughts, patterns, trauma) from your body, makes room for growth and expansion of your Self. Being a mother means caring for and dedication to a tiny human(s). By clearing your emotional and physical burdens you are making space to be a solid foundation for your children and guiding them with wisdom and empathy. You will be able to parent as your higher self and not repeat learned patterns that do not serve you or your children.

Crystalline Consciousness Technique

By stating specific intentions for your pregnancy journey; CCT can assist you in refiling your energy to allow you to function and preform as your best self. These sessions can be utilized before, during, or after pregnancy. There is no wrong time to align your emotions and thoughts. When working with CCT the practitioner holds a container of space for you to work with the crystalline energy system. Your energy field moves and untangles from heaviness, allowing you to easily release untruths and falsehoods as the system holds a high vibration for protection. 

CCT offers a map to navigate on your journey. The crystalline energy spirals through sacred geometry with your set intentions for the session to transformation and growth. CCT accesses the highest levels of healing ensuring that your progress is continuing to move forward and not backtracking afterward. You can move through deep emotional blocks, which then allows you to live in new levels of understanding, consciousness, and spiritual wisdom. 

It truly accelerates your development on all aspects, allowing you to reach your highest potential. Incorporating as many as you like of the below listed intentions and also bringing your own unique goals creates a session that best personifies you.

These intentions will be set during the appointment and do not need to be known when booking the session. The intention may even change during the appointment as you access your higher knowing.


Examples of Intentions

Bring in:

  • Hope

  • Love

  • Wisdom

  • Clarity

  • Possibility

  • Simplicity

  • Passion

  • Knowledge

  • Insight

  • Joy

  • Being present

  • Confidence

  • Support

  • Grounding


  • Fear

  • Regret

  • Control

  • Anger

  • Anxiety

  • Dread

  • Shame

  • Disappointment

  • Frustration

  • Loneliness

  • Resentment

  • Guilt



I met Becky right before I became pregnant with my 5th child. I had never had a reiki session before, but I knew it was time to try it. I felt incredibly comfortable with her genuine personality and was ready to release some major unnecessary baggage. I was unaware of grounding my energy. I lacked confidence and was often dependent on others to help provide me clarity. My brain ran a track of my incompetence whenever I stopped being busy, so I avoided that often.

After my first session, in the days following, I noticed peace and love flowing through my body. I noticed the track that played in my mind was quieted! It actually never came back in that same way after my first session. I have always been prone to anxiety, so this was extremely helpful to me during my first trimester.
My next session released more than I ever could have hoped. I noticed that I had a clarity of mind that I had never had before in my life! This related to big decisions as well as things as small as remembering why I walked into a room to do something. I was able to be present like I never had before. It was amazing!!
My sessions in my 3rd trimester continued to release more emotional pain as well as physical pain. The reiki energy helped heal my past and helped me to remember my true self!! I am able to see things differently.
I’m more confident than ever in my ability to make decisions based on the highest good of anyone I interact with and forgive myself when I don’t live up to my best.

My daughter is about to be 3 in a couple weeks and all of the transformations I experienced throughout my prenatal and postnatal reiki sessions have stayed with me. The peace, love, joy, clarity, and steadfast connectedness with the universe is still present. Experiencing pregnancy with regular reiki sessions is something that I will recommend for the rest of my life! I can only imagine the benefits by daughter received at the same time. I have so much sincere gratitude to Becky for honoring her calling to provide reiki services!!!


During my pregnancy, I felt very anxious and worried about my delivery. I carry a lot of birth trauma from two previous cesarean sections, and my first born passed away. I had been in regular therapy, having weekly massage appointments to help relieve some stress and tension, but it didn't compare to the relaxation and peace I felt being with Rebecca. I had bi-weekly reiki appointments with her where she would effortlessly pull all my anxiousness away from my torso with her own two hands. I'd leave her feeling light and full of peace. I highly recommend reiki with Rebecca any time during your life, but most especially during pregnancy. ❤


During pregnancy, there is a heavy emphasis placed on the physical health of a woman. Yet I would argue that mental, emotional, and spiritual health are just as important when creating a new life. I have had the pleasure of experiencing reiki with Rebecca at many points during my motherhood journey and highly recommend it for any mother.

While pregnant, reiki helped release fears surrounding birth, some of which I wasn't consciously aware of prior to the session. There was also an acknowledgment and release of others' expectations that led to grounding myself in my beliefs. Birth is mostly mental in my experience and going into it with a sense of peace and deep connection to my baby is amazing.


One of the scariest times in my life was while being prepped for an urgent cesarean delivery, but distance reiki from Rebecca kept me connected to that bright little soul inside me so that in the OR I stayed grounded and calm. Reiki for myself and babe after that birth was an important piece of beginning our healing journey from a birth experience that was not as we had planned.


Reiki was again invaluable when we experienced an unexpected loss. During a pregnancy where the physical and the spiritual were not on the same path, reiki assisted in feeling that grief, finding ancestral comfort, and allowing a higher understanding of the experience than any doctor could have offered.

Mothers are more than just a physical shell that grows, births, and nourishes a baby. We are blessed with bringing a life, soul, and energy into our world and reiki is a great tool to help keep our emotional health strong during that journey.

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Community Pregnancy and Postpartum Support


Give a woman advice and support her for a day. Teach a woman to advocate for herself and empower her for a lifetime.

| Child Birth Educators

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Jeanette Albright, AAHCC 

The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth (

Affiliated since 2008.  

(586) 823-1004

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The Mama Coach- Amanda Ibanez

 Registered nurse, servicing  the Toledo area in home, offering prenatal/postpartum education, lactation support, sleep consultations, pumping support and more.

| Nutritional Support and Education


Neuroflex Juice Co.

Dr. Emily Hayman



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Plants On Tap

Kinsey Van Druten

Dedicated to bringing you fresh, wholesome and innovative foods that nourishes both the mind and body.


| Placenta Encapsulation

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Branch of Life LLC

Danielle Garcia
Placenta Encapsulation serving the Toledo area

Raw Dehydration and Traditional Chinese Method 

Pick up and delivery

| Birth & Postpartum Doulas 

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Nicole Daley

Sunstone Birth Doulas

Labor support for expecting mothers and their partners.


Amanda Dix

Support during pregnancy, during birth and postpartum to empower and support the birthing person/partner.


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Birth Perceptions

Holistic VBAC Wellness

Certified Doula trained to deliver emotional support from birth place to home. 

Cynarra Pittman



Jessica Ciacelli: Doula/LMT

Licensed massage therapist specializing in in home prenatal and postpartum massage.

Postpartum doula offering night help.


| In Home Lactation Consultation

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Northwest Ohio Lactation Services, LLC

In Home Lactation Support


| Prenatal Yoga


Erin Schon Marsh Yoga


Teaching yoga since 2012, 200 hr. training focused specifically on prenatal/postnatal yoga. 

Motto: “Your body, your practice” Believing yoga is an individual practice and must be adjusted as needed.


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Toledo Yoga

The mission of Toledo Yoga is to create a powerful community through the practice of yoga in the 419.

(419) 531-0006

| Holistic Medical Practioners

Toledo Naturopathic

Dr Maleigha Watts
Toledo Naturopathic provides naturopathic medicine to those wanting a natural, holistic approach to their health. We believe in finding and addressing the root cause to a health concern while providing non-invasive natural care.
(419) 376-6104

Tamera TMC

Providing high quality natural medicine with integrity that is safe and effective. We are committed to serving our community with compassionate care and providing education to empower and inspire people to reach their greatest potential.
(419) 345-4996

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PfleMed: Center for integrative Medicine

Dr Jen Pfleghaar
Integrative Medicine consults including hormone therapy, gut health and thyroid health. Reiki, reflexology, aromatherapy and nutrition consults available.
(567) 336-6001

| Green Cleaning

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Residential and commercial eco friendly cleaning services.

Serving Toledo and surrounding area.


Eco Friendly products

| Midwives


Shelly Varelli (DeMeo)

Midwife Assistant/Monitrice/ Birth Doula/Placenta Encapsulation/ Massage Therapist/ Energy Worker


Serves NWO & SEM

Kneading Time Holistic Therapy & Birth Services


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Beth Barbeau

The Indigo Forrest

Healthy Births Healthy Lives

5340 Plymouth Rd. Suite 103

Ann Arbor, Mi



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Northwest Ohio Birth Services

Home Birth, CBE, Doula support, placenta encapsulation, prenatal massage & more offered throughout Northwest Ohio by two experienced providers.

(567) 376-5262

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Erin Marten, DNP CNM

Certified Nurse Midwife; Doctor of Nursing Practice

Available for consultation for professionals, networking and, mentorship. Providing advice and education for all.

COMING SOON: Look for Solace Health and Social Outreach Center.


| Pre/Postnatal Personal Trainers

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Whole Mama Advocate

Megan Sakiewicz

NASM-Certified Personal Trainer, Birth-fit coach, and Pre/postnatal Exercise Specialist.


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Fit Mamas

We are a community offering all mamas a place to move, connect, grow, and love. Join our village of mamas for a challenging 45 minute sweat with your little in tow!

| Chiropractors

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Innate Health Chiropractic

26580 N. Dixie Hwy

Perrysburg, Oh


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Healthy Family Chiropractic

Jessica Lockhart, DC

6377 Monroe St

Sylvania, Oh


| Childbirth Educational Resources 

Recommended Books

  • Natural Childbirth the Bradley® Way  Susan McCutcheon-Rosegg

  • Husband-Coached® Childbirth  Dr. Robert A. Bradley

  • Womanly Art of Breastfeeding  La Leche League International

  • The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth  Henci Goer

  • Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering  Dr. Sarah J. Buckley

  • Having a Baby, Naturally  Peggy O’Mara

  • Your Best Birth  Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein

  • Birth Matters by Ina May Gaskin

  • Born in the USA by Marsden Wagner

  • Pushed by Jennifer Block

  • The Sears Library

Recommended Videos

  • The Business of Being Born

  • More Business of Being Born

  • Microbirth

  • Pregnant in America

  • Laboring Under an Illusion

Recommended Websites

| Breastfeeding Support

FREE IBCLC services to the community:

Most hospital IBCLCs do offer a free visit for at least the first appointment

St. Vincent's Hospital Sue Manore  


Wood Co. Hospital Jennifer Tansel

419-373-7665 (office) 

419-354-8932 (ob dept)



Breastfeeding Support @ Local WIC office

Lucas County

419-213-2124Wood Co



Nursing Mothers Group

The Toledo Hospital

Call 419-291-5666 to register and for location of next session

Ending with blog?

When my husband, Dan and I got married we wanted to start a family right away. After 6 months of trying we hadn’t seen any success. I know that many try for much longer without success and I wanted to reach out to my Dr. to see if there was anything that we needed to do to help us on our journey. A bit of blood testing was done on my end and everything showed I was healthy. While I was at a friend’s house sharing my story, she suggested that I try Reiki. She had learned how to practice and briefly explained that it is the God energy transmuted through the Reiki Healer and out their hands as they hold space for the recipients energy to shift out the old and into a higher vibration. I said I was willing to try anything and was excited to have her work on me.


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Toledo, Ohio

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