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Yellow Dock Root


Yellow Dock Root is one of the best sources of naturally available iron. It concentrates iron from the earth and combines it with the vitamins and minerals needed for the best absorption in our bodies. According to Susun Weed, rises in the hematocrit (a measure of iron in our blood) of as much as a point a week are reported by women taking this iron tonic during pregnancy and after hemorrhage. And unlike prescription or synthetic forms of iron, Yellow Dock is not constipating. As a matter of fact, it's gentle stool softening properties gently help to relieve constipation. It is a wonderful liver detoxifier, blood cleanser, and is helpful in clearing chronic skin problems. 

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

Recommended Reading for Lactation

Nursing Mother’s Companion, by Kathleen Huggins  (includes a great section in the back regarding the safety of drugs during breastfeeding)

Bestfeeding, by Suzanne Arms

Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, by La Leche League

Essential Guide to Prescription Drugs, by James J. Rybacki & James W. Long  (has list of 2000 prescription drugs, listing any interactions with herbs and whether safe or not for pregnancy and lactation)

Testimonial

I just wanted to write and give you a quick up-date.  You have given me several very helpful recommendations, but perhaps the best has been the Nursing Tea Moringa Blend.  My baby is now 4 months old and is thriving on my milk!!!  This tea has helped me to produce the best milk I have ever had (this is my 4th baby!).  Thanks so much!  D.M.