Herbs for Labor Prep

These products should only to be used after the approval and under the supervision of a professional health care provider.

Follow manufacturer instructions.

Your body has everything it needs to birth your baby, but some women find it helpful to add a herbal labor prep regimen to their routine in the last weeks of pregnancy. Herbal labor prep regimens use time tested herbal combinations that help “prime the pump” to get your body in optimal condition for labor, birth, and postpartum. Midwives have used these preparations to help ease labor and delivery by increasing the effectiveness of contractions, producing larger cervical dilation before discomfort begins. Also, herbal labor preparations may help to minimize postpartum bleeding. NOVA Natural Birth Center recommends using one of these four herbal labor preparation regimens as an optional supplement to add starting at 34 weeks.

 

DR CHRISTOPHER’S BIRTH PREP

Get it at:

Herbs First

How do you take it:

34 weeks-take one capsule daily

35 weeks- take two capsules daily

36 weeks- take two capsules 3 times daily until birth

How much does it cost:

$22.99 for 100 capsules, you’ll need 2 bottles for the scheduled 6 weeks for $32.20. A third bottle will be needed for a pregnancy longer than 39 weeks and postnatal use.

 

 

 

POLLY-JEAN FIVE WEEK ANTENATAL FORMULA

Get it at:

Birth Junkie

How do you take it:

34 weeks-take two capsules twice daily

35 weeks- take two capsules daily 3 times daily

36 weeks- take three or four capsules 3 times daily until birth

How much does it cost:

$36 for 400 capsules, which will last till half way through the 39th week.

 

 

 

NATURE’S SUNSHINE 5W

 

Get it at:

Naturally Herbs

How do you take it:

two capsules 3 times daily until birth

How much does it cost:

$18.25 for 100 capsules, You ‘ll need 3 bottles for 40 weeks of pregnancy for $54.75. A fourth bottle will be needed for postnatal use.

 

 

 

EVENING PRIMROSE OIL

Get it at:

Available at most health food stores, like Whole Foods, and online.

How do you take it:

Orally, take 1300-1500mg per day.

Vaginally, insert 1500-2000mg each evening at bedtime.

How much does it cost:

At Purtians Pride.com 500mg are $11.00 for 100 softgels, You ‘ll need 2 bottles for 40 weeks of pregnancy for $22.00. A third bottle will be needed for postnatal use.

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