There is so much information out there about what supplements to take during pregnancy and what can help specific concerns. First, I’m a big fan of every mom taking a prenatal. Unless you live on a farm and grow the meat and veggies you eat, then you aren’t getting enough nutrients. Even if you buy organic, nutritional value is lost from farmer to store (or stand) to table.
If you are not a fan of taking 6 large, uncoated pills a day during pregnancy, go for a one a day supplement. Something that covers the basics. Then if you need to add calcium or other supplements, you can. Remember, most prenatals have iron and iron and calcium don’t play nice together, so you will probably need to at least supplement some cal/mag on a daily basis.
Below are some supplement remedies for common concerns during pregnancy.
Liquid chlorophyll daily may help maintain body odor. Plus it’s a great blood builder.
Yellow Dock root tincture has an energy-balancing effect and can be given to increase vitality if fatigued.
Vitamin B deficiency is associated with waking in middle of the night.
Skullcap tincture directly under the tongue or in hot water.
Can also eat a high protein snack in the middle of the night.
And please keep in mind that as birth approaches your body is preparing you for a new baby by waking you up every few hours.
Extra Vitamin E, Vitamin C w/ Bioflavonoids and zinc will help optimize the stretchability of the skin.
You can also try this nightly rub:
Mix the following in a blender, store in the fridge and apply every night
1/2c – virgin olive oil
1/4c – aloe vera
6 caps – vitamin E liquid
4 caps – vitamin A liquid
Take Vitamin C with Bioflavonoids – 2,000 – 4,000 in divided doses
Vitamin K Prep for Baby Before Birth
Boost Vitamin K at 34 weeks
Alfalfa Tea: 1-2 cups/daily or tablets: up to 3 grams/daily
All women can begin taking the following at 36 – 40 weeks to encourage an efficient labor
Cimicifuga: 12c, 1 pellet: Monday
Caulophyllum: 12c, 1 pellet: Wednesday
Arnica: 12c, 1 pellet: Friday
Timely and Efficient Labor
All women can begin taking the following at 38-39 weeks to encourage the timely onset of contractions and an efficient labor pattern
Alternating each remedy until a total of 7 daily doses are taken of both. Take this for 14 days and then stop.
Bone content can diminish during breastfeeding if Calcium and phosphorus intake is inadequate. Supplement and eat well.
Holistic Midwifery, Anne Frye
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