Postpartum Herbal Bath
Postpartum Herbal Baths promote mother-baby bonding as early as a few hours after birth and may be continued through the postpartum period. The aroma brings calm and a sense of peace. Herbal baths can aid in reducing pain and swelling of the perineum, promoting healing of tears, hemorrhoids, and the baby's umbilical cord.
The bathtub should be cleaned and rinsed out thoroughly prior to mother and baby taking an herbal bath.
Submerge 1 herbal pouch in 2 quarts of boiling water. Remove from heat and allow herbs to steep for 60-90 minutes. Remove the herbal pouch from the pot and squeeze excess liquid out with tongs. Add steeped water to the tub, fill with additional bath water, and sprinkle Sea Salt in water. Soak for at least 20 minutes.
Each herbal pouch may be brewed twice. The second use will be a milder brew than the first. Alternatively, you may use once brewed herbs to make herbal wraps. Wrap 1-2 tablespoons of brewed herbs in a gauze. Make as many as the herbal pouch allows. Place herbal wraps in the refrigerator. To soothe your sore bottom, place herbal wrap on top of your pad and wear until coolness wears off.
Calendula, Yarrow Flower, Plantain Leaf, Myrrh Powder, Rosemary, and Sea Salt
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Pregnancy Tea, which often contains red raspberry leaf, is considered to be beneficial in pregnancy. Regular consumption may help prevent pregnancy complications such as preeclampsia, preterm labor, prolonged labor, and postpartum hemorrhage. Studies have shown that red raspberry leaf can be consumed safely during pregnancy and can decrease the length of labor and the number of interventions used, such as artificial rupture of membranes (AROM), interventions, and cesarean delivery. Red raspberry leaf is also believed to prevent pregnancies from pre- or post-term gestation (delivering too early or too late).
Submerge 1 ounce of loose leaf tea from the package into 1 quart of boiling water. Remove from heat and allow herbs to steep for 20 minutes, allow tea to cool or chill in the fridge if preferred cold. Strain loose herbs or use tea bags provided if preferred..
Red Raspberry Leaf, Stinging Nettle Leaf
Alfalfa Leaf, Red Clover, Seedless Rosehips