With pregnancy comes morning sickness and what some may call mood swings but we must remember there is a reason for all the changes due to low blood sugar. The aches and pains can be a result of not enough calcium in ones diet, many times when pregnant and even when not we pay attention to our nutritional intake. During pregnancy nutrients are needed to support the changes our bodies will take to support the extra pounds to our uterine muscles, nerves & bones. The best way to make sure our bodies & babies are getting all they need is by making sure you eat your own grown or organic produce. Grains and herbs are some of the best source of vitamins, nutrients & minerals needed during pregnancy.
My top 2 herbs I always make sure to suggest are the infamous Red Raspberry & Nettle Leaves.
Red Raspberry when brewed as a tea or an infusion is one of the best known and safest uterine and pregnancy herbs. Red Raspberry contains fragrine which is an alkaloid (a group of naturally occurring chemical compounds, that contain mostly basic nitrogen atoms) which tones the muscles in the pelvic region including the uterus itself.
The Benefits of drinking Red Raspberry
~Red Raspberry also contains Vitamin A, B, C,& E
~Rich in Calcium, Iron, Phosphorous and Potassium, which is essential to all bodies.
~ When combined with Red Clover it helps with fertility in both men and womben.
~Reduces excessive bleeding ( great during heavy bleeding cycle )
~While toning the uterus Red Raspberry also help prevent miscarriage and postpartum hemorrhage.
~Reducing pain during labor and after birth assisting with the healing process.
~The high mineral content of Red Raspberry leaf assist in milk production.
~Relives symptoms of PMS
~Reliving painful menstruation & regulates flow
~Assist with stomachaches, nausea & diarrhea
~Excellent herb for children assisting with colds, slowing diarrhea, easing colic and fevers.
Nettle Leaf is not always considered for pregnancy but it is just an amazing plant. It’s full of vitamin and minerals, nearly every one needed by the body!
Benefits of using Nettle Leaf
~Rich in Vitamins A, C, D & K, Calcium, Potassium, Phosphorous, Iron and Sulfur.
~Nettles helps with restoring and aiding the kidneys.
~Increases fertility in both womben & men.
~Easing the pain of leg cramps & spasms.
~Due to the high calcium content it assist in muscle pains in the uterus and body.
~Increases the amount of breast milk.
~Can assist with reducing menses flow.
~Increases the flow of urine & shrinks inflames tissues.
~Helps blood circulation and purifies blood.
~Helps with stomach problems while cleansing the digestive tract.
~As a tincture it has been shown to be beneficial for hypothyroid conditions, increasing thyroid function.
~Great for allergies!!
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