An Ayurvedic herb used to tone and nourish the male and female reproductive systems, aiding in fertility and conception. It's also noted as one of the best herbs to increase breastmilk production in nursing mothers, making it a good choice for nursing moms wishing to conceive again.
There has been much in the news lately about the risks of antidepressant use during pregnancy, being linked to autism and birth defects. Researchers in JAMA Pediatrics reported that "children of women who took anti-depressants during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy were 87% more likely to develop autism than kids born to women who didn't take the drugs."
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.