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This is my personal emergency herb list. I gathered it, mostly from "wise womans herbal for the childbearing year." I have this list printed out in my birth kit with all the herbs.
Not to be construed as medical advice.
Undelivered Placenta with Heavy Bleeding:
-To cause rapid emptying and clamping of the uterus-
*ANGELICA- 50 drops + BLUE COHOSH- 20 drops under the tongue.
*Repeat every 2-5 minutes if necessary.
-To control bleeding until placenta is expelled-
*WITCH HAZEL-10-20 drops of tincture.
*note* Witch Hazel does not help to contract uterus or expel placenta, both of which are needed to control bleeding.
Witch hazel can be used repeatedly to slow bleeding until the placenta is expelled.
Hemorrhage and Placenta is Out:
-Loss of 2 cups or more of blood accompanied by mom feeling dizzy, faint, pale/clammy skin, low body temp. Blood loss could be prolonged and slowly seeping or sudden gushing.
PLACENTA- cut dime sized piece of maternal side and place in cheek or under tongue.
SHEPHERD'S PURSE- 20-40 drops under the tongue.
****To be used ONLY IF PLACENTA IS EXPELLED****
*Repeat every minute as needed.*
Should take effect in 5-30 seconds. If this is not effective- TRANSFER TO HOSPITAL.
SHOCK-iness: -Showing beginning signs of shock
-Large blood loss can lead to feeling "shock-y."
Faint, dizzy, nausea, excessive thirst, excessive weakness, pale/cold/clammy skin and restlessness in the mother.
*These remedies are adequate for "shockiness" but not clinical shock which should be treated at HOSPITAL.**
-Keep mother AWAKE. She should LAY DOWN and ELEVATE LEGS.
-Keep her WARM.
-She may be nervous and restless. REASSURE HER and KEEP HER STILL.
-BACH RESCUE REMEDY.....3-4 sprays on the tongue every 5 minutes.
-ARNICA- homeopathic- 5 pellets every 5 minutes
-MOTHERWORT TINCTURE....10 drops under the tongue, *ONCE.*
**Bleeding may be increased by use of repeated doses.**
- 1 teaspoon TABLE SALT
- 1/2 teaspoon BAKING SODA
- 4 cups WARM WATER
-LABORADE, -also electrolyte stabilizer. (if available)
ANGELICA TINCTURE- 30-50 drops under the tongue.
-CATNIP TINCTURE TO PREVENT
-RASPBERRY LEAF INFUSION.
-SQUAT AND PUSH.
-TALK ABOUT FEELINGS.
-CARBO VEGETABILIS- homeopathic- 1 pellet tucked in cheek.
*repeat every 1-2 minutes*
-Newborn Resusscitation- *see packet*