Can I strengthen my uterus before pregnancy? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 4 Old 12-18-2009, 02:17 PM - Thread Starter
 
walking burp cloth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 261
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Speaking of post partum hemorrhage, are there things you can do for a "boggy" uterus that results in pph BEFORE pregnancy? Like drinking RRL tea? or other herb/minerals that help to strenghten the utreus?
walking burp cloth is offline  
#2 of 4 Old 12-19-2009, 12:11 AM
 
Peppamint's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Not here
Posts: 12,977
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I would recommend a focus on nutrition now and during pregnancy.

In pregnancy, be sure to consume enough enough protein, complex carbs, and plenty of produce along with nutritional herbs (traditional pregnancy tea herbs such as RRL, nettle, oatstraw, lemon balm, peppermint/spearmint, etc). Another pregnancy favorite of mine is chlorophyll. Also, adequate salt intake to assist in necessary blood volume expansion.

In labor, be sure to stay well-hydrated, well-nourished and empty bladder regularly. Physiological pushing to avoid exhausting yourself and your uterus pushing may help. Bonding with baby with as little interruption as possible to get that nice hormonal cocktail going.
Peppamint is offline  
#3 of 4 Old 01-11-2010, 09:39 PM
 
wumanh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Middletown Springs, VT
Posts: 208
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I second all the nutritional ideas from busymomma.
Do herbs like nettle, oatstraw/or milky tops, red clover, RRL as infusions. That is steep for at least 2 hours or more. It will be very strong. You can add honey or other flavored teas, use in soup, as ice cubes, as mix with juice. They really make a difference.
wumanh is offline  
#4 of 4 Old 01-11-2010, 10:49 PM
 
636Jen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Metro Detroit
Posts: 1,055
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You should pick up Susan Weed's book Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Years. She also has a great website and a message board. Here's a great article on Uterine Tonics. I'm sure you can find many more!


http://www.susunweed.com/herbal_ezin...ter_Jan-02.htm


Jen Burnett, DEM
Homeschooling mom to my 3 kids (10, 9 and 8)
636Jen is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off