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This blog aims to provide a resource of information for pregnant women - nutrition, herbal recipes, natural medicine and upcoming news and events.

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

Raspberry Leaves (Rubus Ideas)

Written by FairyDoula. Posted in During Labour, Third trimester

Raspberry leaf tea strengthens and tones womb tissue, assisting contractions and checking any haemorrhage during labour.

Dose

Infusion 2 tsp to 1 cup water, drink freely

Test if your body needs raspberry leaves by drinking one cup of brew & checking how you feel, if you start to feel period pain type contractions in your belly you don’t need it. Recommended for the last 2 months of pregnancy.

The Fairy Doula is now online!

Written by FairyDoula. Posted in News

The Fairy Doula website is finally here! Check out my blog – its a resource of information for pregnant women including birthing stories, nutritional advice, pregnancy exercises, herbal teas and remedies for all the stages of pregnancy and childbirth, upcoming events and much much more!

Remedy for Stretchmarks

Written by FairyDoula. Posted in Practical herbal, Second Trimester

Prevention is better than cure, so best to start using this as soon as you start growing!

Mix up a lotion from apricot, almond, olive or peach kernel oil (actually any nut oil is good!) – 50ml

Add up to 15 drops of a mixture of the following essential oils
  • LAVENDER
  • NEROLI
  • ROSE
  • FRANKINCENSE
  • TANGERINE
  • MANDARIN

Apply mixture daily to all stretchy bits, bum, boobs, hips, tummy etc.

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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