Mama's After Pains Relief - Herbal Tincture
After you've birthed your baby and placenta, your uterus needs to adjust. It begins to work at contracting back down slowly to pre-pregnancy size. This is called involution. This process also helps curb postnatal blood loss from where the placenta was.
For mums, this can be felt as 'afterpains' or involution pains.
They occur for the first few days, or even up to a week for some mums after the birth. They are often worse during breastfeeding due to the release of the hormone oxytocin. As this has a direct effect on the uterus, making it contract.
Unfortunately, afterpains are particularly worse for women that have had more than one baby.
A herbal tincture is an alcohol base extraction of the herb. It gives a high potency preparation which means you don't need to take much to get the medicinal effect.
It has high absorbency and fast-acting properties. Given that only a very small/negligible amount of alcohol is consumed, it remains a very safe and effective way of using herbs. When taken as directed, this tincture is safe to use after the birth.
What it is?
It's a Naturopath (and Doula) formulated herbal tincture blend.
It contains antispasmodic and relaxant herbs aimed at the smooth muscles of the uterus for involution pains.
It's designed to be taken from Day 1 postpartum and throughout the first week.
The actions of the herbs in this blend are:
- Anti-spasmodic (uterine)
- Astringent (uterine)
- Haemostatic (uterine)
- Mild sedative
What's in it?
Contains: Cramp bark (Viburnum opulus), Black Haw (Viburnum prunifolium), Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca), Scullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora)
How to use
Pack in your hospital bag or have as part of your postpartum care kit.
It can be taken straight after the birth and continued as needed.
Suggested dose: 20-40 drops diluted in a little water or juice, 3-5 x day.
When taken as directed, the herb dosage combination and daily dose make it suitable for breastfeeding mothers.
One 50ml is enough to last up to 1 week, dose dependent.
May be taken alongside Complete - Postnatal Herbal Tea
Follow on with Postnatal Recovery Tonic
This tincture is part of the Naturopath's Birth Prep Herbal Tincture Pack.
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