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Knowing what is safe for you and your baby is very important, even before you decide to become pregnant.
Reproductive health is something you can think about early on if you think you might want to start a family some day. Start by eating healthy. There is no such thing as a diet that is perfect for everyone and each body will respond different. As such, you should pay special attention to the foods you eat and how your body feels after. For many women, their bodies will tell them what is good for them and what is not.
Some generalized tips include:
Eat foods that are as close to their natural state as possible
Eat foods that are in season as they grow in your area and base your diet around them
Eat food that make you feel good. When choosing these, pay attention to what your body is telling you both physically and mentally. There are foods that interact with our bodies depending on what time of the month it is, what nutritional requirements we have, and even what stage of our lives we are in (i.e. menopause, etc...).
Herbal Amy now has a line of products for those who would like to become pregnant and want to prepare their womb for this wonder. Herbal Amy's expectant mother line of products is tailored for those who are pregnant. The Mother's Care line is for the postpartum stage and nursing stage of the mother.
Click on any of the underlined titles and the link will take you to the product.
Morning Sickness Tea
Pregnancy Health Extract - coming soon
Massage oil - for the Breasts, Buttocks, Belly, and can be used around the flower for the preparation of the actual birth
Belly Balm – for the breast, belly and buttock to care for the expanding skin
Labor Preparation Tea - Raspberry leaf tea to help strengthen the uterus and prepare
Labor Inducing - Blue Cohosh herb known to help the mother into labor safely
Labor Pain Assist – pregnancy safe herbs in extract form to ease the pain of labor without any of the side effects or psych-action of pharmaceuticals that are passed on to the baby
Postpartum Care – for mothers still experiencing physical pain and a line of products to improve energy, speed recovery, and herbs to help with postpartum depression
Postpartum Sitz Bath Tea - in a convenient one time use muslin bag that keeps products from going down the drain
Postpartum Sitz Spray - You can spray on your pads to sooth the swollen sore tissues
Mother’s Milk - formulated to encourage lactation for the nursing mothers.
Mastitis is a possible risk to nursing mothers. (images coming soon)
Here is a Mastitis Protocol to help in the event you experience this painful condition.
Other care products include herbs to relieve depression, pain, infections, ect… Don’t forget to pick up some of your baby care items as well. Babies benefit from natural products and you can be sure that Herbal Amy only uses all natural products that benefit Mother and Child.
HERBS FOR CHILDREN