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i thought that it would be great to have a compilation of natural remedies for pregnancy and childbirth..<br>
im interested in herbal medicine & homeopathics.. i will share what i know and i hope that you will share what you know.<br>
These are all things that have worked for me<br><br><b><br>
Morning sickness:</b><br>
Homeopathic remedies..<br>
Pulsatilla<br>
Ignatia (for emotional upset)<br>
Nux Vomica<br>
Sepia<br>
Ipecac<br>
B-complex vitamins<br><br>
Red raspberry, ginger, chamomile & mint teas<br>
Protein & iron rich foods<br><br><b>Heartburn:</b><br>
chewable papaya enzymes<br>
raw almonds<br>
slippery elm<br>
Meadowsweet<br>
chamomile<br><br><b>Leg cramps:</b><br>
a good natural Calcium magnesium suppliment<br>
Homeopathic Magnesia Phosphorica<br>
Potassium<br><br><b>pregnancy herbs</b><br>
Red Raspberry Leaf:<br>
rich in calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, vitamins B, C, and E, and the alkaloid fragarine--the constituent that contributes to the plant's potency as a pregnancy tonic. It increases fertility in men and women (especially when combined with red clover), tones the uterus, eases morning sickness, and assists in plentiful milk production.<br>
To make a tea, add one to two tablespoons dried leaf per cup of boiling water and steep ten to 20 minutes<br><br>
Nettle:<br>
rich in biochelated iron, calcium, and protein, as well as a host of other important nutrients.The benefits of drinking nettle infusion before and throughout pregnancy include nourishing and strengthening the kidneys, increasing fertility in men and women, nourishing the mother and the fetus, diminishing leg cramps and childbirth pain, preventing hemorrhage after birth, reducing hemorrhoids, and increasing the richness and amount of mother's milk.<br><br>
Oatstraw:<br>
a great form of natural assimilable calcium.<br><br><br>
Alfalfa:<br>
loaded with vitamins A, D, E, and K, eight digestive enzymes, and numerous trace minerals. It is particularly helpful in late pregnancy because the vitamin K it supplies promotes proper blood clotting, thereby reducing the risk of postpartum hemorrhage.<br><br><br>
dandelion root:<br>
Both the leaf and root of this common garden "weed" provide many essential nutrients: vitamins A and C, iron, calcium, potassium, and many trace elements. The root is said to be a specific remedy for the liver. The leaf is a mild, nonirritating diuretic, which can reduce water retention during pregnancy. You can eat flesh leaves as salad greens, cook them, or steep them as a tea. However, because dandelion is rich in vitamin A, a fat-soluble vitamin that can accumulate in the body, use only in moderation.<br><br>
other good herbs..<br>
red clover, meadowsweet<br><br><br><b>fluid retention</b><br>
fresh dandelion leaves<br>
drink <i>lots</i> of fresh water<br><br><b>constipation:</b><br>
Homeopathic remdies<br>
Bryonia<br>
Nux vomica<br>
Sepia<br>
Sulphur<br>
water!<br>
fresh fruits and veggies<br><br><b><br>
Irregular contractions:</b><br>
hoomeopathic pulsatilla<br><b><br><br>
exhaustion and healing:</b><br>
homeopathic arnica<br><br>
this is a great website that has more info on some of the homeopathic remedies that ive listed..and a bunch more that i havn't<br><a href="http://www.homeopathy-soh.org/about-homeopathy/what-is-homeopathy/pregnancy-and-childbirth.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.homeopathy-soh.org/about-...hildbirth.aspx</a><br><br><br>
Vitamin C, folic acid, zinc, calcium, magnesium, iron are all super important durring pregnancy. there are some great natural prenatal vitamins available. also found in dark leaft greens, fruits and veggies
 

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**Dr. Brewer's Blue Ribbon Baby nutrition plan (lots of protein)<br><br>
**Bradley exercises, as well as plenty of walking<br><br>
**don't sit in recliners<br><br>
**plenty of water!<br><br>
**no coffee or pop or fake sugar of any kind<br><br>
It worked three times for me. I had practically no pregnancy symptoms.
 

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S&S--Hi!!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> What a fabulous list! Thank you! (You should post this at Wise Ways, too! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">: )<br><br>
I'm absolutely swearing by Flower Essences so far this pregnancy. My energy was gone and I was emotionally and physically exhausted. On a hunch I went to my local hfs, picked out 3 essences that spoke to me and WOW! The difference is night and day! These essences saved me!<br><br>
What a great thread! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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And I also strongly believe in yoga and meditation! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">S&S--Hi!!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> What a fabulous list! Thank you! (You should post this at Wise Ways, too! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">: )<br><br>
I'm absolutely swearing by Flower Essences so far this pregnancy. My energy was gone and I was emotionally and physically exhausted. On a hunch I went to my local hfs, picked out 3 essences that spoke to me and WOW! The difference is night and day! These essences saved me!<br><br>
What a great thread! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"></div>
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<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> thanks!<br><br>
im just starting to get into flower essences ( i borrowed a friends book and have been reading it) but ive never used them except for erescue remedy (another thing that should be on the list!) so please share your knowledge!
 

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Oh, I should clarify, I have no knowledge about them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> . I just went and read the descriptions on them and chose what applied to me. I chose<br><br>
Olive: for physical and mental exhaustion<br><br>
Red Chestnut: allows you to love without worrying about the well-being of your loved ones<br><br>
Walnut: helps you adapt to major life transitions without the influence of others.<br><br>
Those personally worked for me in my present life situation. (and I do love Rescue Remedy too!)<br><br>
What's great about Bach's flower essences is that the description is right on the bottle so you can intuit what feels right for you.
 

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Thanks for posting about the herbs, it reminds me to get my tea out and drink it. I have a bunch of herbs on hand from TTC, most of which I can still use (red raspberry, alfalfa, etc.) that I combine all together to drink. It's not my favorite thing but I"m trying to remind myself that it's worth it for the baby.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">**Dr. Brewer's Blue Ribbon Baby nutrition plan (lots of protein)<br><br>
**Bradley exercises, as well as plenty of walking<br><br>
**don't sit in recliners<br><br>
**plenty of water!<br><br>
**no coffee or pop or fake sugar of any kind<br><br>
It worked three times for me. I had practically no pregnancy symptoms.</div>
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Yeah! I'm a Bradley Mom too! In the middle of studying for my certification, in fact. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> I love it so much, I want to teach it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
Bradley's awesome; got me through 37 hours of back labor with my first, completely unmedicated. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
The water drinking cannot be overstated. The more water we drink, the less water our bodies will need to retain <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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This is a great thread! One of the few which makes it feel like old time mdc! Thanks ladies!<br><br>
(I second the raw almonds and mango!)
 

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There is a book that has (I think) the exact same tittle as this thread. I had it, but let a friend borrow it, and well it's been two years.......<br>
I need to go buy a new copy. It has sections on herbs, homeopathics, flower essences, acupuncture, and reflexology. It was awesome.<br>
Oh and I second, or third, the Rescue Remedy, I found it useful for transistion and for Daddy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Maybe I am a naive first timer, but why the "no recliner?" Is that the whole pregnancy or in the later stages? Thanks for answering my silly question!
 

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great list!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">There is a book that has (I think) the exact same tittle as this thread. I had it, but let a friend borrow it, and well it's been two years.......<br>
I need to go buy a new copy. It has sections on herbs, homeopathics, flower essences, acupuncture, and reflexology. It was awesome.<br>
Oh and I second, or third, the Rescue Remedy, I found it useful for transistion and for Daddy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"></div>
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that sounds like a rad book! ive seena few great homeopathy books for pregnancy and childbirth and some good hearbal ones (susan weed's wise woman herbal for the childbearing year) butr it would be great to have it all in one book. if you remember the title/author let me know!
 

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I'm looking on Amazon, and so far I don't see it. I know I didn't dream it up <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I did find <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FNatural-Pregnancy-Book-Nutrition-Holistic%2Fdp%2F1587611783%2Fref%3Dsr_1_107%2F002-3513379-9869613%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks%26qid%3D1179674417%26sr%3D1-107" target="_blank">this</a> one though, it sounds similar.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">This is a great thread! One of the few which makes it feel like old time mdc! Thanks ladies!<br><br>
(I second the raw almonds and mango!)</div>
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ok, why raw almonds and mango???<br><br><br>
I also wanted to mention vitamin b6 for morning sickness.<br><br><br>
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