Posts Tagged ‘third trimester’

Raspberry Leaves (Rubus Ideas)

Written by FairyDoula. Posted in Herbal Remedies - Labour, Herbal Remedies - 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.

Remedy for Stretchmarks

Written by FairyDoula. Posted in Herbal Remedies - Second Trimester, Natural Medicine

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.

Neroli (Citrus Bigaradia)

Written by FairyDoula. Posted in Essential Oils

Neroli essential oil improves circulation throughout your body and is a wonderful calming remedy for use during pregnancy and labour.

Neroli helps with fear, restlessness, apprehension, anxiety, depression, overwork & exhaustion! It can help with digestive problems, to balance the emotions, and as an aid to restful sleep (particularly in the third trimester)

Neroli oil also helps promote healthy skin cell regeneration so can be used with a base oil as a stretchmark remedy.

Considered safe for use throughout pregnancy.

Herbal tea for an easy birth

Written by FairyDoula. Posted in Herbal Remedies - 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

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