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Post Birth Bitz Bath 2

Written by FairyDoula. Posted in After Childbirth

Healing Herbal Wash

My second ‘Post Birth Bitz Bath’ for soothing and healing vaginal scars and stretching.

Mix
  • 2oz Comfrey leaves
  • 1oz Shepherds Purse
  • 1oz Uva Ursi
  • 1oz Blue Cohash

Prepare as herbal tea except use 1oz. herbs to 1 litre water. Strain & do ‘Sitz’ (bits bath) 2-3 times daily.

Aftercare for Mum

Written by FairyDoula. Posted in After Childbirth

Aftercare checklist

ARNICA 200C

To fix any tears & aid in healing of internal & external bruises

RESCUE REMEDY

To calm & relax you & to ease away shock, fear & anxiety.

WARM HERBAL BATH

Rose petals, jasmine flowers & lavender to cleanse relax & restore!

SLEEP WITH BABY!

An absolute must for you two after labouring!

YONI HEALING

‘Yoni’ is the Sanskrit word for women’s bits! These herbs are useful for healing your bits after birth! Torn bits can heal herbally without stitches!

Immune System Check

Raise immune system with garlic & echinacia to promote healing.

Feverfew (Tanacetum Parthenium)

Written by FairyDoula. Posted in During Labour

Stimulates the actions of the womb whilst also relieving spasmodic pains. Only to be used during labor!! Mixes well with golden seal for second stage of labor!!

These herbs can be made as a standard tea-like brew & then either sweetened with honey then drunk or used as a compress on head, abdomen, wrists or lower back. Also can be used in tincture form, mixed with cool water as refreshing & helpful drink!

Lime Blossom (Tilia Europea)

Written by FairyDoula. Posted in During Labour

Lime Blossom (also known as Linden Blossom) is used as a relaxing remedy for nervous tension and spasmodic pain during labour. Lime blossom has relaxant properties and is very helpful to lower blood pressure.

Dose

infusion 1-2 tsp to 1 cup 3 x day

Sage (Salvia Officinalis)

Written by FairyDoula. Posted in Essential Oils

Sage stimulates the muscles of the uterus so is only to be used during labour!

Salvia means “to save”. It helps to relieve pain and soothes nerves. Has also been known to save ailing newborns!

Dose

Infusion 2tsp to 1 cup water 3 x a day.

Goldenseal Root powder (Hydrates Canadensis)

Written by FairyDoula. Posted in During Labour

Goldenseal root powder stimulates the involuntary muscles of the body especially the uterus. It’s an excellent aid during the second stage of labor.

Always use sparingly as overuse damages the kidneys! Only for labour! Avoid during pregnancy!

Dose

¼ tsp mixed with feverfew in capsules 1 x an hour

Babies at Boomtown

Written by FairyDoula. Posted in News

So the sun shone the music played we danced sang and ate much chocolate! The Love Dome in Hold It Down Town at Boomtown Fair was the joyously tranquil space where Vanessa and Lara held their Natural Childbirth Loving  Joy Workshop on sunday. We connected with 7 different couples and swapped many stories and enjoyed ourselves immensely. Love Tea, raw food energy brownies, the princess and the poo, pelvices, babies bellies and Love ! See Vanessa at Shambala and Lara at Solfest next weekend xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Disclaimer

Information on this website is not intended to provide diagnosis or prescriptions. It is an informational guide to help you better understand your body, your health, and some of the natural medicines available to you. Keep in mind that while plants are not drugs they can be very powerful, and their effects cannot be guaranteed as they vary from woman to woman.

The remedies, recipes and advice on this website are based on the personal experiences of the authors, however they cannot be held responsible for any adverse effects resulting from the use of these treatments. If in doubt please do not hesitate to consult an herbal practitioner, midwife, naturopath, physician or gynaecologist.

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