It is a well known fact that women must avoid drugs during their pregnancy. There are many medicines that women take which can affect the birth characteristics of the new born baby. These drugs can be common nausea drugs, antihistamines, skin medicines, and even laxatives. These drugs can cause remarkable defects in humans as well as animals. Antibiotic drugs cause many types of harmful effects in the fetus especially drugs which contain a large quantity of sulfur which can cause neo-natal jaundice. Sedatives like sleeping pills and painkillers can cause birth deficiency and buff the fetus. Antacids, if taken regularly, can cause muscle problems in the baby and edema in the mother. The different and innumerable problems that a women encounters during pregnancy can be best avoided by some herbal medicines which are safe and can be made easily.
Here are some common natural herbs that you can rely on during your pregnancy.
Seaweeds are one of the best allies for women during their pregnancy. Seaweed is rich in minerals which is known to directly counter birth defects. Align or alignic acid, which is found in abundance in many types of seaweed, has the property to absorb radioactive neucleotides and heavy metals such as mercury. When eaten by the expectant mother it reduces the probability of cancer and protects the fetus from faulty genes. Seaweed is one of the most nutritious plants known.
Red Raspberry leaves nourish pregnant women and relieve difficulties during pregnancy and birth. These benefits are related to the general well being of the expectant mother like astringent, strengthening, and nourishing powers. Raspberry leaves contain tannins which provide toning to the pelvic muscles and most importantly the uterus muscles. They also contain nourishing vitamins and minerals. The leaves contain a whole lot of vitamins like A, C, E, and B plus liberal quantity of calcium, iron, phosphorous, and potassium salts.
Stinging Nettle leaves prevent varicose veins and hemorrhoids. It is also known to ease the cramps and backaches, and increases the quantity of breast milk. A simple cup of tea made out of nettle leaves supplies amazing amounts of energy as well as huge amounts of calcium, magnesium and vitamins A, D, C, B and K. It averts anemia and iron deficiency. It also helps in proper digestion and acts as a strengthener to the lungs, maintains the proper functioning of the kidneys and acts as a curative to the hair and skin.
Red Clover was initially introduced as a herb to increase goats’ fertility and their milk supply. Later on it was tried on humans as well. The leaves of Red clover contain sufficient amounts of minerals, protein, antioxidants, and phytoestrogens. It actually helps the entire reproductive system. Most prominent are the total of vitamin E and the existence of selenium and zinc.
Natural and purely grown herbs have the finest supply of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that are needed during pregnancy. They can be also be used for other ailments that are common during pregnancy.It is even better if the mother can do a little bit of slow motion exercise like a daily walk and some amount of stretching (prenatal yoga). Apart from all this, pure water, air and clean surroundings are also important. Loving and respectful relationships, beauty and harmony in the daily life should be a part of the life of the pregnant woman so that pregnancy is a happy moment and not a stressful time!
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