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Labor Induction

I remember the last several weeks of my pregnancy. They seemed to take FOREVER!  I was carrying a 9-1/2 pound baby and was SO incredibly uncomfortable! Any fear of labor was gone - I just wanted this baby OUT. As hard as it is to wait though, it is so worth it.

Postpartum Emotions (and a Note about Postpartum Depression)

As I was writing my blog about herbs for increasing breastmilk production, I felt guided to address how normal, natural and common it is for women to feel very emotional and feel the need to cry after they've given birth, or at any time postpartum.  It became clear that it needed to be a blog post all of its own.  

Best Herbs to Increase Breastmilk Production

 

There are several herbs that work well to increase milk production.  You may be wondering which one is best for you!  Here is a brief summary - there is MUCH more information under Articles & Information and a more detailed and comprehensive one in the Premium Article section.  Here is a brief summary though:

Rescue Remedy List & Descriptions


The following Flower Essences are included in the Rescue Remedy combination.   The following is a list of each of their meanings and how they can be of help to you:

Recommended Reading for Pregnancy

The Mind of Your Newborn Baby, by Dr. David Chamberlain Ph.D.

Windows of the Womb, by Dr. David Chamberlain Ph.D.

Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year, by Susun Weed

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

The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Birth, by Sheila Kitzinger

Birthing From Within, by Pam England & Rob Horowitz

After the Birth, by Robin Lim

Pregnancy Tea & Pregnancy Tea Plus


Herb Lore's Pregnancy Tea and Pregnancy Tea Plus are healthful and refreshing herbal combinations that are supportive and toning to the entire system before, during and after pregnancy. The regular Pregnancy Tea may be used throughout the entire pregnancy, and because of its high vitamin and mineral content, achieves its best results when used on a long-term, daily basis. Pregnancy Tea Plus is similar to Pregnancy Tea, with the addition of Squaw Vine, a late-pregnancy tonic which further helps to strengthen and nourish the uterus, preparing it for the upcoming work of labor and birth. Because this herb has some very slight oxytocic properties to it (meaning it has the potential to start uterine contractions, although it's not likely), it's recommended for use during the last six weeks of pregnancy only. Native Americans used this herb successfully throughout their entire pregnancies (hence the name Squaw Vine) - even so, we at Herb Lore like to work very conservatively, therefore, we recommend the Pregnancy Tea Plus only during the last six weeks.  (The regular Pregnancy Tea may be taken throughout the entire pregnancy however.)

Postpartum Sitz Bath Herbs


Herb Lore's Postpartum Sitz Bath Herbs is an herbal combination used after birth to help soothe and heal the mother's perineal/vaginal area (even in severe cases), as well as to help heal baby's umbilical cord stump. The sitz bath combination contains the following herbs:

Testimonial

Pam, I just wanted to let you know that you & your team are so amazing! You are a very intelligent and thoughtful woman. I just checked my email & read your recent newsletter. I bought the Astragalus, Echinacea, Quiet Cough, & Cold & Flu tinctures earlier this month, and at first, I was a little bummed that I didn't know about the monthly discount code beforehand. Honestly, it's great stuff, works amazing & is worth every penny at full price!  Especially after reading the information in the newsletter, you deserve the full price!  I hope your day & your year is as beautiful as your heart is Pam.  Love, M.C.