Hello, I am currently expecting my 11th baby. Ever since I had my 8th baby, I have lived in DREAD of afterpains. After my 9th, the after pains were so bad that I actually went into shock several times and passed out more than once -- this was not due to blood loss, just shock and intensity. This was with taking ibuprofen. Labor and birth were nothing by comparison. I often wished that I could just do labor and birth twice instead of doing the after pains. I was terrified with my 10th because I had learned that after pains do literally get worse after each one -- they don't ever max out. I ordered the large bottle of your After Pain Relief Tincture thinking that would be plenty and hoping desperately that it might help. I cannot tell you how amazing it was! Every time an after pain started, I could feel the shaking and chalky whiteness of shock start, but as soon as I took the tincture, it made a huge difference. It was completely manageable! I started taking the tincture before nursing, and that was the BEST. I was horrified when I ran out after only the first day. I had another tincture from a different company that helped, but it did not hold a candle to yours. I ordered another bottle but didn't get it in time to help with the worst of it. So, with this baby, I am planning to order 3 or 4 of the 4oz bottles right up front. I really cannot tell you what a Godsend this tincture is. I am terrified at the thought of not having it! I am a HUGE advocate of this product and I tell all of my homebirthing friends and mothers of large families about it. Thank you! M.B.S.
I had a mom come to me the other day who was pregnant with her 4th baby. She had had a history of low breastmilk production with all 3 of her previous babies, and was worried she would experience the same thing this time around too. We chatted a while about her situation and I suggested some herbs that she could take. I also told her about how stress can negatively affect milk supply, and that she really needed to ask for help with household chores and taking care of the other kids. Today I got this email from her:
Thank you so much Pam! I really appreciate your wisdom. Today, I brought baby in for a weight check and I was AMAZED to learn that his weight was right on track! Woo hoo! I've never had a baby hit their weight gain before. So thank you, so much, for helping me this far. It feels like a miracle! And I took your advice about resting and handing off work and child care to those around me. When baby and I came home from the hospital, we went straight up to the bedroom and camped out - just nursing and sleeping - for many days. I think that really helped too. I just wish I had done these things with the other babies!!
We women tend to have a hard time asking for help. But its imperative, and makes a world of difference, as my client found out for herself. Even with her first baby, she had trouble with milk production and weight gain for her baby. One baby is obviously easier than three, and especially four! But she found out first-hand that taking this precious time with her newborn, getting advice on herbs that would be most beneficial for her, asking for help with household chores and with her other kids, helped boost her production and give her the results that she did not have with her other three babies. So mamas, please learn by her example. Your friends and family would be thrilled and HONORED to help you! Do you remember how good it feels to help someone? By allowing others to give to you and to help YOU, you are giving a gift to them at the same time that they are giving a gift to you. Its a beautiful win-win! You are worth it!