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

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

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.

Herbal tea for an easy birth

Written by FairyDoula. Posted in During Labour

Raspberry leaf, Rosehip, Elderberry, Hawthorn, Feverfew, Dill tea

This remedy will help tone your body for childbirth, toning your uterus & balancing your hormones. Tastes good! ( NB. Test raspberry leaves by 1 tsp to one cup boiling water, cover stand for 45 min drink, then feel the reaction in your belly , does it contract, like a period pain? Then u don’t need it! You only need it for the last 4 weeks!

  • 2 tbsp Raspberry Leaves
  • 1 tbsp Rosehips
  • 1 tbsp Elderberries/ leaves
  • 1 tbsp Hawthorn Hips / flowers/ leaves
  • ½ tbsp Feverfew
  • 1 tsp Dill seed
  • ¼ tsp Cloves

METHOD

Grind up all ingredients to a powder
Pour 2 cups of boiling water over 2 tbsp of mixture
Cover tightly & allow to steep for 4 hours
Take 1tsp in food or drink 2x a day throughout pregnancy
Can be used as helpful labor brew

Carol Gautschi’s Birth Infusion

Written by FairyDoula. Posted in During Labour, Practical herbal

Carol Gautschi’s Birth Infusion

Take a handful of organic herbs:
  • 2parts raspberry leaves
  • 2 parts nettle leaves
  • 1 part alfalfa
  • 1 part oatstraw
Get a litre jug and put the herbs into the bottom of the jug. Pour boiling water over the herbs. Cover tightly and let stand overnight. Strain the mixture and press the juice from the herbs. Drink freely throughout the day; repeat at night!

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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