After giving birth to three petite little girls, my husband and I decided that for our next birth, we would go "natural" before and hopefully after the birth. Well, I gave birth to a very healthy baby boy, weighing 8 pounds! The birth was an easy feat without drugs, but afterwards was another story! I had always taken my Vicodin after the birth of my girls (I was not breastfeeding), but this time I was nursing and did not want to take a narcotic. My doula and midwife suggested I check out herbs available to me, and so I contacted Herb Lore. They took much time to suggest a wonderful remedy for me - Postpartum Sitz Bath Herbs. But instead of taking a sitz bath with them, I followed the instructions for making a "tea" of the herbs and using sanitary pads to soak up some of the brew. I then froze the pads and wore them throughout the day and night. (Complete instructions are on the product label.) It was a WONDERFUL relief. I took no narcotics and unlike medication, I could use the pads as much as needed. I wish I had known about this technique after I had my girls! Timmy was my biggest baby, most pleasant birth, and easiest recovery (thanks to Herb Lore's herbs!!!). J.Y.
Clematis - key word is Dreamer. For listlessness, inattentiveness, preoccupation, absent-mindedness, and when one has "left their body". Helps bring one back down to earth and into the present, helps one achieve focus and a grasp on reality.
Cherry Plum - key word is Giving Way. For intense feelings of inner tension and fear of losing control. For those who feel on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Helps bring courage, calmness, strength and the ability to relax.
Impatiens - keyword is Patience. Helps with feelings of frustration, impatience, irritability and mental tension. Helps one become more relaxed, patient, tolerant and gentle towards shortcomings of others and upsetting situations.
Rock Rose - keyword is Bravery. For feelings of deep fear, panic and fear of death. Helps bring strength, courage to face life and bravery.
Star of Bethlehem - key word is New Vitality. For sadness, sorrow, and lack of energy due to a trauma or shock. Helps neutralize shock and the effects of shock or trauma, whether the effects are immediate or delayed. It is the comforter and soother of pains and sorrows.
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written by Pam Caldwell
Certified Herbalist --- Fertility, Pregnancy, Birth, Postpartum & Lactation Specialist