During Miscarriage

Easing Pregnancy Symptoms

As you go through the process, you will feel various symptoms that are not always pleasant! Here are some natural methods for easing the various pains you might experience.

Laxatives for Constipation

Stress

Body Pain

Trouble Sleeping

  • Chamomile

Tiredness and Fatigue

Cold: Immune Boosting

Jamaica Dogwood: This tropical shrub can be found growing in the West Indies, Mexico, South Texas, Central America, parts of South America, and parts of the Pacific Northwest. The root bark of the plant is traditionally prepared as a medicine which has been known to do the following: reduce fear and anxiety, act as a sedative and sleep aid, calm nerve pain, relieve migraines, relieve menstrual cramps, decreases muscle spasms in internal organs, reduce inflammation, and treat ovarian and uterine pain. In Mayan culture, Jamaican Dogwood is used for the treatment of asthma, fever, and ringworm.

  • Severe Cramping and Uterine Contractions
  • Bright red and/or clear tissue discharge
  • Increased and continued bleeding
  • Things that stop bleeding
  • May have to miss work/ bed rest
  • May have to go to the doctor or hospital

SIDE-EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE:

May cause numbness, tremors, salivation, and sweating. Large doses may be toxic.

HOW IT’S USED:
Tincture: 5 – 15 ml daily
Traditional Preparation: In dried, powder form: 2 – 4 grams per day

Shepherd’s Purse has long been regarded as one of the most important herbs in midwifery for its ability to stop bleeding after a miscarriage, to act as a uterine stimulant, and to strengthen contractions. There is anthropological evidence from Catal Huyuk, that it was used as food as early as 595 BC. It was first documented for its medicinal use (as a laxative) in the first century by Pliny (Roman scholar and naturalist). It was documented as a treatment for bleeding in the 1500s by an Italian physician, Pietro Mattioli.

Tincture: 10-20 drops of tincture to control bleeding after miscarriage

Infusion: 1 ounce of herb to 12 ounces of water, reduced by boiling to 1/2 pint, strained and taken cold. Drink 1 wine glass full, 4 times per day.

Food/Spice: Leaves are a mustard green and can be eaten raw or in soups, stews, sauces, and sautees.

We use the feedback we receive from women who use the site to shape the content and improve what information we offer. Over the years a number of women have written us with words of wisdom to pass on to the women who would come after them. One piece of information that women have shared from time to time is a bit of forewarning.

When a miscarriage occurs the bleeding may be more severe than a normal period. If bleeding is excessive you should see a doctor or get to a hospital for additional care if these options are available to you. Women wanted us to pass on is that there is the possibility that it may be sometime before you are feeling 100% again.

If you are bleeding excessively see your doctor or go to the hospital if these options are available to you.

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