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Pre-natal Mercury

Herbs for Pregnancy

by Dr. Parveen Gupta

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!

About the author:
Dr. Parveen Gupta writes articles on Natural Remedies, Ayurvedic Cures, Health & Beauty tips. For details, please visit his site at www.Nature-Ally.com or for any other feedback, feel free to write to him at doctor@nature-ally.com

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16 Responses to “Herbs for Pregnancy”

  1. I’ve heard that Parsley, Rutin, Tansy, Pennyroyal, Blue Cohosh and Dong Quai can all aid in abortion. Is it safe to take these herbs? Are they safer and less harmful than clinical abortion? what you think?

    Posted by Web traffic | August 6, 2009, 4:11 pm
  2. @Web traffic:

    We do not offer safety or other recommendations on how to do home abortions.

    Posted by Natural Pregnancy | August 6, 2009, 11:48 pm
  3. There are many benefits as listed here as to why you should try to avoid anything unnatural that could effect the baby or the mother during pregnancy.

    Posted by Philip | August 10, 2009, 12:59 pm
  4. I would always consult with a doctor first before taking any medication or herbs to make sure about any effects it could have on both the mother and the baby. I always steer on the cautious side though.

    Posted by Daniel | August 21, 2009, 10:13 am
  5. Probitics as we all know helps maintain equilibrium in our digestive tract. It strengthens our immune system, it treats urinary tract infections and it helps children not to contact food allergies.

    But maybe some of us do not know that probiotics are also healthy for pregnant women. It could help them in pregnancy symptoms like indigestion and heart burn. Not to mention constipation and skin breakouts could be toned down.

    To all soon to be mothers and to all the pregnant women, I am happy for you and I hope your road in becoming a mother would be a success.

    Posted by Rhoda | October 2, 2009, 3:34 am
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    Posted by David | November 26, 2009, 1:42 pm
  7. I’m 15 weeks pregnant and was diagnosed with an UTI, I’m allergic to Pencillin (apparently the most safe antibiotic to use during pregnancy) my doctor prescribed microbid, a nitrofurantion which once I was home and did some research found that it has recently been linked to birth defects.

    Is there a natural alternative that is safe during pregnancy ?

    Posted by Jennifer | February 4, 2010, 4:47 pm
  8. As with all medications, you should avoid taking any herb during the first trimester and use only minimal amounts for short periods of time thereafter, and then only when needed. Culinary herbs (basil, oregano, etc.) usually are safe in the small amounts used in cooking, but not in the larger doses used for teas. External use of herbs, such as aloe vera, usually presents no problem.

    Posted by Sergey | February 9, 2010, 10:08 am
  9. New Ideas for me, seaweed, where would I get that from and how would I get my wife to eat or drink it.

    May I give another suggestion. Rooibos tea or green tea are very healthy drinks especially for a pregnant woman.

    Posted by naz | February 12, 2010, 5:31 am
  10. During my pregnancy (I live in Chicago), that trips to the Ruby Room for massage and spa services helped with any discomfort I had.

    Posted by Chicago.Ruby.Room | February 28, 2010, 9:09 am
  11. Pregnancy can be easy for some and very hard for others. Thank you for sharing experiences and suggestions.

    Posted by Chicago massage | March 1, 2010, 12:47 pm
  12. please i wnt to know more about the effects of herbs on fetal development.

    Posted by CHUKWUDI IBEGBUNAM | May 25, 2010, 7:29 am
  13. Compared with chemical compounds, regularly natural herbs are relatively safer during pregnancy. However, some herbs such as dong quai should be avoided for pregnant or woman who are breast-feeding.

    Posted by Dong quai | May 26, 2010, 6:55 pm
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