This thread has some great information about detecting and treating Gestational Diabetes with diet, exercise, etc. Good advice there!
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The dose to take is 7-10 drops in the glass of water taken between contractions.
I have the same question and I didn't see a response to this one. I guess I will have to eat the placenta, but it would be nice if anyone knows of something that will really help stop or at least slow down the bleeding!!
I found this old thread http://www.mothering.com/discussions...ad.php?t=40162
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Honestly, I don't find the electric ones to be very accurate at all after working at the hospital. I would buy one of the cheap $10 or less sphygmomonomaters (how in the world is that spelled???) with attached stethoscope. Or ask someone if they're willing to sell theirs soon.
For blood pressure, are the machines in grocery stores and drugstores accurate enough? I don't know if I want to buy my own machine - I could just check my bp when I get groceries (maybe before in case i'm stressed about the shoppping)
I have tried drinking 1 glass of 100% grapefruit juice with a tablespoon of olive oil mixed into it, first thing in the morning. I might add that I hate grapefruit and was really skeptical that I could keep it down. It really helped the nausea go away. Apparently the gall bladder is one of the major causes for morning sickness and this helps it to function better thus alleviating morning sickness. It is also great for low thyroid function.
Trish~mama to Kaelie 5/03, Amelia 12/13, and someone new coming 11/15, surro mama to Aidan 2/08 & Ellyss 6/09,
It really seemed to work and certainly put off the surgery.
She also did a few olive oil flushes but she had stones that were just too large to pass through hence the eventual surgery.
If you were told it's just sand and no large stones, perhaps olive oil would be an option? She drank it 2 cups at a time.
DH and I - totally winging life with our four children, DS1 (6.5yrs), DS2 (5yrs), DD (3yrs) and DS3 (1)!
I also put a few drops on the "tucks" that the nurse said were great to soothe.
It really made a difference when I put it on and when I didnt- I could go painfree for a longer time.
3rd degree tear
Oh, and wanted to add that if you are using homeopathy, you need to stay away from MINT. Drinking it, eating it, brushing your teeth w/it, using it in your lipbalm, mouthwash, etc, etc. Just a little FYI.
Why is that?
I drank a pint of nettle infusion daily (I had been doing this for a couple of years prior to pg as well) and I think it really helped me. It's so rich in minerals and chlorophyll...I knew it would take care of me. I didn't want anything at all to eat or drink during labor but the minute my son was born, I downed a pint of nettle and took a dropperful of motherwort tincture. The placenta didn't deliver for 45 minutes after his birth (so I took another dropperful of motherwort) and when it did, I bled quite a bit. I felt tired and weak but not dangerously so. I definitely credit the nettle and motherwort for this.
In susun weeds book, Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year, she cautions that repeated doses of motherwort can worsen bleeding. She suggests only using one dose.
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Tummy Soother Smoothie
Fill blender with OJ and plain yogurt. Pulse to mix, and add frozen mango cubes. Then add the good stuff (as tolerated) nuts (I used black walnuts) or protien powder, blackstrap molasses, nutritional yeast, bee pollen, wheat germ, raw honey, kelp. Blend thouroughly.
LaborAid (think gatoraid), serve cold or frozen
1 qt water
1/3 c honey
1/3 c fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 t salt
1/4 t. baking soda
2 crushed calcium tablets
Anyone know of anything that would help a reluctant placenta come out? I seem to have a history of this happening and I would like to be better prepared this time around.
Thanks SO much for this thread!
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