Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Good Ship Lollipop
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how about a bath or massage with an herbal oil that's supposed to promote contractions? I've seen stuff on the web about clary sage oil. Since you have herb books at home you can check it out, I don't have good enough references here. I figure if it's not taken internally it shouldn't mess with your blood. It might also help just by being relaxing. My herbs person said to put a warm washcloth soaked in ginger tea on my belly, because it's warming. She's very cautious so that advice should also be okay for you. (My sense is that she calls for ginger tea as often as it might be appropriate!)
I don't like it that your midwife is being so spacey about the anemia thing. I hope you are feeling very well, though not in labor.
Divorced mom of one awesome boy born 2-3-2003.