pains after childbirth

For a couple of days after your baby is born you can experience after pains which are period like pains caused by your uterus returning to it pre- pregnancy size

If you have a good nutritional status then your after birth pains may not be as severe

After birth pains can be relieved without taking over the counter medications

To ease discomfort sip a brew made from chamomile flowers, ginger and either peppermint or lemon balm

Sip this brew throughout the day and at night till pains subside

Continue to drink nettle tea as this has a relaxant effect on your uterus

Homeopathic Arnica or Hypericum can also be used and are safe for breastfeeding mothers

Brew to drink after giving birth to help revitalize your energy

  • 4 cloves
  • 4 cardomon pods
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • few slices of fresh ginger

place ingredients into two and a half cups of water
bring to a boil and then simmer for 15 minutes

drink one cup hot daily
raspberry leaves can be added to tone your uterus ,enhance your breast milk and speed recovery
sweeten with honey if desired