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Natural Remedies for Labor and Delivery Preparation

Along with attending prenatal classes, staying active, learning relaxation techniques, and reading up on birth preparation/what to expect, there are a few other things that can be included in an expecting mamas toolbox in regard to preparing for labor and delivery. 

My three personal favorites have been botanical medicine, acupuncture, and prenatal chiropractic care.

  1. Red Raspberry Leaf Tea

    Botanical medicine (aka plants), is a safe and effective method to help the body get ready for labor and delivery.

    There are certain plants that are classified as partus preparators, which are used in the final weeks of pregnancy to help the body prepare for labor and delivery. These types of plants help through improving uterine tone, increasing the effectiveness of contractions, reducing after pains, and help in speeding recovery after birth. 

Rubus ideaus, commonly known as red raspberry leaf, helps strengthen and tone the uterus, as well as may shorten labor time. Although there...

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Natural Remedies for Pregnancy Symptoms

Pregnancy can be such a beautiful, wonderful, and transitional time in life. Yet, what is less talked about is how challenging it can be emotionally, mentally, and physically, too.

Many people have heard of the most classic pregnancy symptom (aka morning sickness). From first-hand experience, I can attest that the term morning sickness may be the biggest misnomer I’ve ever heard. 

I experienced nausea 24/7 and kept down only about half my meals at the beginning. I developed an aversion to water, struggled with insomnia, and experienced aches and pains all over. Just like many other expecting mamas, the first trimester was the most challenging for me. As a first time expecting mama, I can tell you I did not know about all of the other symptoms that come along with pregnancy. And I definitely did not know about the degree of severity they can be experienced, until I went through it myself.

I quickly came to learn that other very common pregnancy symptoms include headaches,...

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