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After much consideration, discussion and prayer DH and I have decided that we will probably start trying to get pregnant about 9 mos. to a year from now.  We have a 3.5 y/o and 1.5 y/o who were both c/s after laboring and 3 hour of pushing, sections because of their heart deceleration.  So this would be my 3rd pregnancy and section, I will not be trying for a VBAC this time. 

I want my body to be as prepared, healthy and strong as is possible.  Other than the obvious of  good diet and exercise are there certain herbs or nutrients that can build our bodies and strengthen the uterus?  I am only thinking of RRL and am drawing a blank on what else. 

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RRL is a good main one. Fish oils, Floradix, and massaging your scar.

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...massaging your scar.


What kind of massage? I might need to do this myself.
 

 


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A fairly deep massage to break up scar tissue from what I understand.  I know I need to do it but I can't bring myself to.  Touching the scar makes me sooooo uncomfortable.


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Well, I would definitely start off gently. The way I was taught was to take some good oil, I like sesame, and massage from each end of the scar. Sort of more with the side of you thumb, just up and down all the way until you get to the middle. I usually do this after showers, when I have time. You know those twinge and pulling feelings you get along the scar? Especially when your pregnant again? It helps sooooo much with that. I can really tell when I haven't massaged in a while.

 

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The massage does seem like a good idea, but I am having a hard time doing it. I guess I just need to suck it up and try it. *blah*


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