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I'd like to order a Vitamin K supplement for me to take before deliver to aid in some heavy bleeding I usually experience after birth. I am considering Wishgarden's Vitamin K tincture or Clorofresh Clorophyll capsules. Can anyone help me decide which one might be better to take? Thanks!
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No answers, but curious to see what others say.

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eat green veggies every day- top best answer cooked broccoli, cooked cabbage, steamed green beans, bagged or home made salad ( aim for 7% of your diet being green veggies) there are so many more nutrients in veggies as well as fiber
what we recommend to women as a supplement has been liquid chlorophyll, but it has limitations, food is the best answer. Vitamin K isn't really alcohol soluble, it is oil soluble so am not too sure how effective a tincture would be .I know that there is one oil based vitamin K supplement made by Scientific Labs
you can get it from birth with love.(this is the vit K we recommend for oral dosing the baby after birth)
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I took Clorofresh Clorophyll capsules. I had an extreamly heavy bleed after #3 at the hospital, and wanted to avoid another bleed. So I took the caps, got a pit shot as soon as dd hit my chest, then a methrogen shot a few minutes later. I don't know if the caps helped, but I didn't have another bleed. My midwife was shocked because even after the methrogen, I was still bleeding, she said most woman would have stopped bleeding after that. So I guess I'm just a heavy bleeder.

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I took Clorofresh Clorophyll capsules. I had an extreamly heavy bleed after #3 at the hospital, and wanted to avoid another bleed. So I took the caps, got a pit shot as soon as dd hit my chest, then a methrogen shot a few minutes later. I don't know if the caps helped, but I didn't have another bleed. My midwife was shocked because even after the methrogen, I was still bleeding, she said most woman would have stopped bleeding after that. So I guess I'm just a heavy bleeder.
what is methrogen? i had to have a shot of pitocen after both of my last babies and i was still bleeding....
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eat green veggies every day- top best answer cooked broccoli, cooked cabbage, steamed green beans, bagged or home made salad ( aim for 7% of your diet being green veggies) there are so many more nutrients in veggies as well as fiber
what we recommend to women as a supplement has been liquid chlorophyll, but it has limitations, food is the best answer. Vitamin K isn't really alcohol soluble, it is oil soluble so am not too sure how effective a tincture would be .I know that there is one oil based vitamin K supplement made by Scientific Labs
you can get it from birth with love.(this is the vit K we recommend for oral dosing the baby after birth)
so you think the wishgarden tincture with alfalfa and shepards purse (which is what is in the vitamin k tincture) may not even work?

i am defiantly not ordering from birth with love again because the lady is a psycho. but i did order some with cascade today.

but i was also looking at the alfalfa tabs and clorophyll tabs.

i am currently taking new chapter prenatals, probiotics and floradix. would adding any of these things be too m uch?

i just don't want to have bleeding issues like last time...

thanks for all your info!
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what is methrogen? i had to have a shot of pitocen after both of my last babies and i was still bleeding....
First off, I spelled it wrong. It's Methergine.

http://www.rxlist.com/cgi/generic/methylerg.htm

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shepherd's purse tincture if made with fresh plant material is something that helps the uterus to contract- and stop hemorrhage that way
alfalfa is often recommended for vitamin K but I am not too sure how much vitamin K1 it does have and I am pretty sure that you are not getting much from a tincture. Maybe fermented having K2- . in any case if you use the tincture after birth it can help prevent/reduce hemorrhage -due to uterine action.--
because most of our clients do not eat many veggies we have gone back to recommending chlorophyll, and it does seem to have a decent impact our hemorrhage rate really dropped after our clients started taking it - changing diet habits seems to be the hardest but in the long run if you can work at increasing your daily greens can improve you and your children's health - they have to do with protecting bones from bone loss as well as preventing hardening of the arteries -- along with clotting factors
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mwherbs-you mentioned vit k2. Is supplementing with that comparable in efficacy? Has anyone ever looked at that, do you know?
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