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List some of your current favorite vitamins/herbs/supplements for pregnancy, birth and post-partum.<br><br>
Here's mine, to get the list started:<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Pregnancy:</span><br><br>
~I take everyday: Vit. B complex (helps with stress), freeze dried Garlic, Rainbow Light prenatal, extra 1000 mg. Calcium/Magnesium/Vit. D, 400 mg pharmaceutical grade fish oil, red raspberry in capsule form, and in the last trimester Alfalfa capsules to build my blood and increase my clotting ability.<br><br>
~If I am feeling really stresses/anxious, I like Bach's Rescue Remedy; or an herbal tincture in a glycerite base of Hops flower, Valerian, and Wild Lettuce; or a homeopathic remedy by Hyland's called Calms (with Passion Flower, Oat, Hops, and Chamomile).<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Labor:</span><br><br>
~Rescue Remedy to help me focus and be calm<br>
~2000 mg. calcium and a big glass of calcium fortified orange juice to boost uterus' ability to work (helps muscles) at start of hard contrax<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Post-partum:</span><br><br>
~I like Traditional Medicinal's Mother's Milk tea: it's relaxing and tasty to me.<br>
~I plan on taking more Vit. Bs and Zinc this time: read it helps with stress.<br>
~Homeopathic Arnica for healing bruises (think: perineum, birth canal, etc)<br>
~I plan to try Wishgarden's Afterease tincture to ease afterpains during nursing.<br>
~ Use calming remedies I used during pregnancy to ease anxiety.<br>
~Herbal sitz baths (comfrey, witch hazel, yarrow, etc.)
 

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