Originally Posted by majikfaerie
I agree with wannabeamamamia, but i think best is to first assess blood loss after the placenta is birthed; perhaps you won't need anything.
Of course. And there are other things to help you assess your situation. Like gently feeling the uterus to see if it is firming up and shrinking. If it is not shrinking and firming up, thats a problem. And gentle massaging of the uterus can help it to start to contract.
Some one correct me if i am wrong. But I have heard only to massage the uterus if necissary, not routinely, because it can agitate the uterus and it can potentially cause more problems.
Getting enough vitamin K throughout pregnancy, especially in the last month of two of pregnancy can help prevent hemorrhage. vitamin k helps clot blood.
You can get it by eating dark green veggies. And also you can drink nettle and or alfalfa infusions.
Susun Weed reports that 10 drops of motherwort helps to prevent hemorrhage, but warns that repeated doses can have the opposite effect.