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post #161 of 329
Any ideas for preventing bad afterpains? That is an unresolved fear I just pinpointed. Heart & Hands says that they are caused by lax uterine muscles (can't remember the words she used), which can't coordinate their contractions. So that's what RRL tea does, right? Strengthens the uterine muscles? Anything else that would help with this?
post #162 of 329
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Any ideas for preventing bad afterpains? That is an unresolved fear I just pinpointed. Heart & Hands says that they are caused by lax uterine muscles (can't remember the words she used), which can't coordinate their contractions. So that's what RRL tea does, right? Strengthens the uterine muscles? Anything else that would help with this?
Many women can agree that perhaps the cure and a very quick acting one is homeopathic Arnica. I had terrible after pains this time around, and I took arnica 200c. My sister uses it after her children and she has 4. Worked every time, and my cousin has 10 kids- worked every time for her too. It is safe and beneficial in other ways for recovering mom. My mother is a homeopath and recommends it also.
post #163 of 329
Great, thanks!
post #164 of 329
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I am awful at forgetting to take things and take care of myself. I usually do all required for my kids and then remember. SO I have been working on that. My husband has been reminding me to take my maca powder at night, and I have been taking my organ pills as well. I feel so great when I remember!Also- I was forgetting to take my honey in my tea at night- just didn't have a taste for anything sweet- but I have the past 2 nights and there is just no comparison. I wake up feeling ready to conquer stuff. Instead of it taking me a good 2 hours to feel ready.
I often struggle with this as well. It's been especially difficult this week with dh recovering from the big V. I always mean to do better, but struggle with how to make that so.
post #165 of 329
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Many women can agree that perhaps the cure and a very quick acting one is homeopathic Arnica. I had terrible after pains this time around, and I took arnica 200c. My sister uses it after her children and she has 4. Worked every time, and my cousin has 10 kids- worked every time for her too. It is safe and beneficial in other ways for recovering mom. My mother is a homeopath and recommends it also.
Okay, I actually have more questions. How much do you take, and when do you start?

Also, is it normal to have cramps after DTD? Just checking.
post #166 of 329
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Okay, I actually have more questions. How much do you take, and when do you start?

Also, is it normal to have cramps after DTD? Just checking.
I took arnica after the labor. If you have your baby in the hospital, I would probably be discrete about taking it since most drs are not cool with natural medicine. I had a homebirth, and my midwife is for homeopathy. If you can only get a 30c potency at the store, I would take several more doses than with the stronger 200c. /to know how much to take, I take it and see how I feel. If I see improvement, and then a few hours get worse, I take it again. And so on. A few doses usually does the trick. Sure you will feel sore anyway, but thats labor for ya.

And about dtd... yeah it is common to get cramps from it. I never had and issues with that with my first child, but this 2nd time, dtd was so uncomfortable afterwards. I hurt everywhere, and always got tons of braxton hicks. It never put me into pre labor except when I actually went into labor (but I knew I was already going to have it that day from a few crampy twinges in my back earlier that day.)

You could check in the pregnancy forum or your due date club for more info too.
post #167 of 329
Thanks again!
post #168 of 329
Ok, so I know this has kind of been covered, but could someone tell me the proportions of nettle to water and RRL to water to make a strong infusion? Can I mix the two herbs together to make the infusion and drink about a cup a day?
post #169 of 329
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Ok, so I know this has kind of been covered, but could someone tell me the proportions of nettle to water and RRL to water to make a strong infusion? Can I mix the two herbs together to make the infusion and drink about a cup a day?
A cup of herb to a quart of water. Susun Weed recommends brewing them separately, as "simples", but lots of folks combine, too. Whichever you agree with, I think they need to be brewed separately just because RRL gets really bitter with an 8-hour steep, whereas nettle needs an 8-hour steep. I only steep my RRL for 2-4 hours -- beyond that I couldn't handle the bitterness.
post #170 of 329
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a cup of herb to a quart of water. Susun weed recommends brewing them separately, as "simples", but lots of folks combine, too. Whichever you agree with, i think they need to be brewed separately just because rrl gets really bitter with an 8-hour steep, whereas nettle needs an 8-hour steep. I only steep my rrl for 2-4 hours -- beyond that i couldn't handle the bitterness.
thanks!
post #171 of 329
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So are any of you doing honey at night? I find that that and the thyroid supplement I take make a huge difference in what I can accomplish during the day.

I also drink 2 small cups of good coffee though,
post #172 of 329
Hi Mamas!
My friend has been eating TF for quite a while and just found out she's pregnant. She was asking me what kind/brand of vitamin(s) she should be taking additionally to her TF diet. What do you think?
Thanks so much!
Carla
post #173 of 329
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[QUOTE=zeiter;14250592]Hi Mamas!
My friend has been eating TF for quite a while and just found out she's pregnant. She was asking me what kind/brand of vitamin(s) she should be taking additionally to her TF diet. What do you think?
Thanks so much!
Carla[/QUOTE

I don't know about a brand, but I take:
cod liver oil
maca powder
bee pollen
cal/mag
and sometimes a few other things but mostly food based supplements. We have a green food drink powder we like too.
post #174 of 329
I tried a few last time, but I ended up with a whole foods vitamin called Super Nutrition http://www.supernutritionusa.com/pro...tal_blend.html. I usually bought mine at Whole Foods. I'll probably go back to that one this time, just have to order them.
post #175 of 329
I think mine is rainbow naturals? I started with the one a day, but went to the better formula that requires several a day as soon as morning sickness passed.
post #176 of 329
Why are you guys taking honey at night? I am not sure I could get that down. Well, it would probably GO down but not STAY down, lol.

I got a mineral supplement, took it for a couple of days, and then decided it was making me feel yucky, so I haven't taken it again. It may have just been coincidence, but I haven't worked up the courage to try it again. I think I probably do need to take a prenatal or something, but can't stomach the thought of swallowing any pills, caplets, tablets, etc.

I have been so turned off by anything sweet lately. Nothing really sounds too good, but sweets sound especially bad. Last weekend, I had a craving for steak, so we grilled steaks (SO good!), and had roasted potatoes and steamed broccoli. The next day, we used the leftover steak for steak sandwiches.
post #177 of 329
I sometimes take honey just before I go to bed if I am restless or think I am going to have problems sleeping.
post #178 of 329
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What are you doing for the lyme. I have lyme and am treating it naturally and am always looking for options. I passed it onto my newborn so we are working on healing him too.
What do you ladies do for treating a tick problem. I don't know that we really have lyme disease around here, but if you guys have some great and safe way of getting rid of ticks in the house and on the dog while pregnant, I'd love to know.
post #179 of 329
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What do you ladies do for treating a tick problem. I don't know that we really have lyme disease around here, but if you guys have some great and safe way of getting rid of ticks in the house and on the dog while pregnant, I'd love to know.
You could check out dirtdoctor.com for natural methods, but for me personally, I moved to a different state.
post #180 of 329
subbing for the camaraderie . I'm 10 weeks right now, due in march!
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