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Where to Shop / iso maternity support belt
« Last post by Toesinthesand on April 11, 2014, 05:04:47 AM »
hi! im in the 3rd trimester an my belly is hurting so much from the stretch , that im looking for a belt, id probably need a med- lg. just wondered if anyone here would have one they want to sell?
Women's Health / Re: iodine?
« Last post by Herbal Harmony on April 02, 2014, 10:47:16 AM »
DHW, Thanks for the suggestion re the magnesium. I do use magnesium oil (basically just magnesium chloride and distilled water). I will try spraying my nightly dose on the thyroid area as well. Appreciate everyones advice and wisdom!
Pregnancy / Re: Lazy/Sluggish uterus
« Last post by IowaDove on March 13, 2014, 06:07:19 PM »
Thank you so much! I will pass on your info!
Pregnancy / prepping body for pregnancy
« Last post by aribari on March 10, 2014, 06:03:33 PM »
natural ways to prepare my body for pregnancy? i've been taking chaste berry tree extract (vitex), vit.b/folic acid, and my regular multi vitamin. my last pregnancy ended with a premature birth at 22 weeks, and the one before that was an early miscarriage. we have a 22mo little boy so my doctors said there's nothing that indicates that i shouldn't be able to have a healthy pregnancy again; not gonna lie, i'm worried i'll just have another miscarriage or another pregnancy with lots of issues. anything i can do ahead of time to try to prevent problems will at least make me feel like i'm doing everything right.
Pregnancy / Re: Lazy/Sluggish uterus
« Last post by herbs girl on March 10, 2014, 06:28:39 AM »
I had a lazy sluggish uterus too, but I had a wonderful birth with my 5th! Praise GOD~ I did a ton of research, took Utrophin, bovine uterine supplement, Took 4000 IU vitamin D (helps Uterine Contracability) and drank 3-4 pounds of Red Raspberry Leaf in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters. Yep, POUNDS. Its important that a certain amount is drank, and that it is let set 4 hours to steep before drinking...weak tea just simply wont cut it if you want to have a uterus of steel, and I prayed a lot and had people praying for me! I need to give God the praise for making my birth what it was! I had a hemorrhage with #4 and only bled 100 cc with number 5! Praise Him! I had to be induced because of other reasons, but I went from 5 cm to baby out in 1 hours time!

Have her read this thread that I started here, it has my story and a bunch of research...I also ate dates in the last several weeks of my pregnancy, it helps the uterus contract
Colds, Flus & Viruses / Re: what's the cure for epstein bar syndrome?
« Last post by Eglantine on March 03, 2014, 10:17:38 AM »
I would love to see Epstein Barr Virus have its own category. Is there a way to do this? I did a search and found it mentioned within many threads but it would be great if it could be consolidated somehow. :) The info. in this thread is particularly helpful.
Pregnancy / Re: Lazy/Sluggish uterus
« Last post by IowaDove on February 25, 2014, 06:38:29 PM »
Pregnancy / Lazy/Sluggish uterus
« Last post by IowaDove on February 24, 2014, 04:30:11 PM »
Hi, my question is for my sister. She is currently 31 weeks pregnant with her 5th baby. To make a long story short, her first 3 were very traumatic, induced, hospital births. Her 4th she was able to have at a birthing center, which she loved in so many ways, but it was still a very long hard labor/birth. A little history: She has severe hypoglycemia, very large babies, endometriosis, uterine polyps, excess amniotic fluid, and PPH. Something she also found out her last pregnancy is that she has a ''lazy uterus'', which basically means it doesn't work right and she will not go into transition unless her water breaks. Her last labor went on for days and was completely exhausting until her midwife broke her water. It really doesn't seem to matter what she does either. She drank TONS of RRL, took double doses of Gentle Birth and Labor Prep (her midwife's orders), did the castor oil thing, took some other labor inducing herbs from her midwife, enema (I think) and on and on and on. Nothing works until her water breaks. So her question is, should she just have the next midwife break her water from the get go? Has anyone else dealt with this? Is there anything else she could do to make this labor and birth go more smoothly? TIA!
Pregnancy / Re: ankle swelling
« Last post by Toesinthesand on February 20, 2014, 05:41:33 PM »
Thanks, it is exciting to be expecting our third! I wish I had found this site wen I was expecting our first tho :( there is so much good info on here!! we wish now we would have tried for a home birth with our first, but it is exciting to finally b planning one for this time. hope everthing goes good for yall!
Pregnancy / Re: ankle swelling
« Last post by Elizabeth Bennet on February 20, 2014, 09:42:07 AM »
Thanks!  I will look into those since my vitamins are running low. I am taking fish oil daily, just the kirkland brand from Costco. My brother said i shoudl try taking flax oil intead to get my omegas.  Unfortunately I bought a gigantic supply that will last me for at least 6 more months :)  I hate wasting things. 
Good luck with your preganacy!  How exciting to be on your third child.  Good for you ;)  Hopefully this is our first of many as well.   ;D
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