Healthy Pregnancy Home Remedies

| Modified on Jan 29, 2023
Posted by Anne (CA) on 01/29/2023
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My sister got headaches when she was pregnant, she ate an apple and the headaches would go away. She I did not want to take medication for her headaches since it gets into the unborn baby's body. It worked well several times.

Prenatal Hydronephrosis Remedies
Posted by mmsg (somewhere, europe) on 05/25/2022

E, dandylion tea is a wonderful diuretic, if that's what you need. But start slow: one cup a day, for example.

Prenatal Hydronephrosis Remedies
Posted by E (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) on 05/24/2022


I am 26weeks pregnant with my third baby and have been having bad back pain. I had an ultrasound and was told because of the way the baby is sitting I have severe hydronephrosis (fluid around my kidneys)

There are no kidney stones or obstructions. Is there anything I can do at home to help this?

Iron Infusions
Posted by Michele (Pittston, Pa) on 07/13/2020

I searched your site n cannot find any info. Why are iron infusions becoming popular especially during pregnancies? N then it seems for some reason they need them again after the pregnancy? Could there be an underlying issues not be considered n the answer is just give infusions?? I do not trust the medical/big pharma industry B.S., am I wrong? Something is just not right with these iron infusions to me. Am I right to suspect.

Thank you in advance,
Michele M.

Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Denisa (London) on 08/03/2016
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For Hyperemesis Gravidarum (A severe type of nausea during pregnancy)

Use 30 drops of Grapefruit seed extract per day in 1/4 glass of water. Drink and followed by eating a cup of live yoghurt (add pink salt to taste).

Gestational Diabetes
Posted by Zark (Emerald City) on 03/31/2016

This webpage gives info on why there is advice not to use cinnamon whilst pregnant:

Cinnamon While Pregnant

Medically it is known that developing fetuses do not have mature detox systems, making them vulnerable to everyday toxins in foods and medicine consumed by the mother. Some research into glycyrrhizin found in cinnamon has shown that it disturbs the placenta, exposing the fetus to toxins and stress hormones from the mother. High levels of hormones known as glucocorticoids can affect fetal brain development and has been associated with behavioral disorders in children, and can affect the levels of IQ in children. Another element coumarin in cinnamon is considered harmful at large doses and has been linked in some studies (though not concretely) in triggering uterine contractions and stimulate preterm labor.


Progesterone for Nausea
Posted by Whisperingsage (Northern California) on 09/01/2015 47 posts
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Some studies show nausea during pregnancy can be caused by low progesterone levels- progesterone is your important pregnancy hormone- You can get a progesterone cream over the counter at a health food store- do not accidentally pick up estriol- it is estrogen- when the baby is ready to come out estrogen levels rise quickly and contractions begin.

Magnesium deficiency also can cause nausea in pregnancy as can B6 deficiency- when you take one B, take the whole complex- B50 at Walmart even- should help. 400 mg of Magnesium also- if you can't keep mag down, take a warm bath in epsom salts- magnesium sulfate- it will absorb through the skin.

Gall Bladder Attacks
Posted by Amber (Delaware) on 08/27/2015
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I'm 35 weeks pregnant and was diagnosed with a gallbladder full of stone's about a month ago. When my attacks hit, I feel it right under my breast bone and wraps around my upper abdomen starting on the right side. The pain is about a 8-10 on the pain scale. I feel like my breathing is labored and I start to scream it gets so bad. I felt one coming on about an hour ago and quickly Google remedies online. Found one for ACV. It said add apple juice as well, but I was so desperate for relieve, I took 2 gulps straight from the bottle and although the pain went to a 9 on the pain scale and it was almost unbearable, it didn't last more than 10 minutes (longest 10 minutes of my life! But my first one lasted 2 hours, which caused me to go to the hospital and the second last about half hour) I HIGHLY recommend ACV!! It really works!!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Kristy (Qld) on 08/18/2015

Non pasturised ACV is safe to take because the acidity kills the bacteria. The ACV needs to have the mother in it or it will not be of any benefit.

Premature Menopause
Posted by Jon (Australia) on 02/19/2015
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Minerals! ...Early menopause can be caused by having low levels of minerals.

I would take Organic Black Strap Molasses (1-3 YN per day) and some liquid fulvic acid, or Feroxin liquid minerals. Minerals supplementation have help many women to start menses again. As well as the minerals, some Black Cohosh and red clover may do wonders.

Blackstrap Molasses

Posted by Donna Hyde. Lincoln, NE

[YEA] Blackstrap Molasses & Apple Cider Vinegar? I stopped my menstruation a year ago. I started black strap, and apple cider vinegar 1 month ago because my ankles were swollen, and redness was going up my legs. the apple cider and black strap did get rid of my swollen legs. I started a light period after 1 year of not having one. I said ''well hello''. I came to the conclusion that my body was so depleted of minerals that my body quit bleeding because it had nothing to give. I guess it will quit when it is ready to quit, I am not worried about it. I feel better than I have felt in years. if black strap was doing something to hurt me, then I would be feeling sickly. I feel young again. I don't suffer hot flashes anymore, my bones don't hurt, I am finally able to lose weight. I have lost 25 pounds since I started black strap almost 2 months ago. I take it with apple cider vinegar, and warm water. Thank God for His wisdom of what is good for us.

Posted by Rebecca (Sydney, Australia) on 01/31/2009

I stopped menstruating 2 years ago (I'm 47; my mother stopped at 46), and was pretty sure that I had gone through menopause. However, six months ago I started taking blackstrap molasses, and one month began bleeding. I stopped the molasses and the menstruation stopped too (it was very light). Now I have begun the molasses, the menstruation - very irregularly has begun again. I'm a bit worried why this is happening and whether it is normal. Anyone's informed feedback would be appreciated. Thanks.

Posted by Juanita (Little Rock, AR) on 03/14/2008

[YEA] I was diagnosed with uterine fibroid cysts in Feb. of this year. I decided to take an active role in my health and see what I could do to shrink them(or get rid of them entirely) naturally. My doctor didn't want to do anything about them because I'm 48(he's hoping since I'm so close to menopause they will take care of themselves)and other than some heavy bleeding a day or two of my cycle(which were 9-16 days by the way) I wasn't having any problems, so he just wanted to "watch" them. Watch them do what? Grow? What if I'm NOT close to menopause and I'm one of those women that has a cycle until I'm 55?. No thanks!!! I came across this website and decided to try Blackstrap Molasses. It has been a miracle! I have only been taking it for two weeks(one Tablespoon each morning) and my oh my what a change! I had noooo PMS(even my sister noticed I wasn't as grouchy), very little cramping, no bloating, normal bleeding, and noooo clotting! A happy side effect(if you can call it a "side effect")is that my skin is as soft as a baby's bottom. I can't wait until I go back to my doctor next year and he finds NO fibroids! Oh, and I'm not sure, but the few gray hairs popping in around my temple area appears to have slowed. I will take BSM for the rest of my life! I will get back to you after my exam next year!!!!

Black Cohosh and Red Clover.

I did discover through all my research that red clover is also amazing

And those two, cohosh and red clover, are the best combination for late menses .. My period is never late. I still did not even hit pre menopause and I am 50? I think it is because I always take cohosh...always recommend it to women or young girls who are late with their menses. Even after years of not getting it they will get it again after a day or two...a friend was going to the doctor getting medication to get her period for 4 yrs.! And still did not get it..the doctor of course giving her some lame reason why?I told her just take 40 drops once a day or twice depending how far since your last period ..between one day and three your period will comeback...sure enough it came back also helps with PMS and for some people menopause ...I always buy more than three four at a time just in case I give it to people in desperate situations and always need to make sure I have plenty in stock... you won't regret it if this is your first time buying tastes horrible, but I do not use water I put the drops in orange juice ...and still works great...and the taste is bearable. But for the effect it is worth it, bad taste or not!

Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C
Posted by Jajajaja (Philadelphia, Pa) on 02/18/2015

Hmmm... Idk, I was taking 8 grams a day before I found out I was pregnant. Def didn't cause miscarriage. The one thing that is different this pregnancy is the baby is estimated to be smaller (estimated at 9 lbs at 40 weeks, while my last was over 10 and three weeks early). Good to know about it strengthening the cervix, perhaps this is why I am not dilating!!

Prenatal Vitamin Suggestions
Posted by Ariel (Flagstaff, AZ) on 08/30/2014

I've been taking New Chapter Perfect Prenatal for a couple weeks now. I've always had good luck with their vitamins. (I tried Rainbow light prenatal but made me feel funny, nauseous) New Chapter vitamins are rather expensive, but they are high quality and to stretch them I just take 1 tablet a day rather than the recommended 3. That way I know I'm at least getting a portion of the recommended value I'm supposed to, in addition to vitamins that I'm getting from food. Amazon, Vitacost, and Swanson's have a pretty good deal for a large quantity or otherwise.

(I also take extras of things I read to be extra important for pregnancy~ 800mcg of Folate, 1000mg vitamin C (ester C{for energy! }), 1-2 tsp cod liver oil, 233mg chelated magnesium, 200 mg calcium. All have been working out well thus far :)

Coconut Oil
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee, Usa) on 03/07/2014

Dear Juliana,

I am not aware of Coconut Oil being used to help have a quick delivery. It can certainly be part of a healthy diet, and a healthy diet will make it less likely to have complications in labor.

There are a number of "Birth Preparation" formulas that some have found very helpful. You take them the last 4-6 weeks of pregnancy and many find them helpful for better deliveries.

Dr. Chistopher's is called "Birth Prep."

Nature's Sunshine has one called 5-W

Mountain Meadow Herbs has one called "Gentle Birth."

I was not aware of such formulas until my last birth. I used "Gentle Birth." I cannot say if it helped or not. However, I did have very minimal bleeding after delivery, which surprised all the nurses a I was having my 9th baby.

Red Raspberry leaf tea, 3-4 cups a day, would also be a good thing to try (unless you get a birth prep formula that already has it in it.)

Let us know how things go for you.

~Mama to Many~

Coconut Oil
Posted by Juliana (Ghana) on 03/07/2014

How can I use coconut oil to have quick delivery? I am 34 weeks pregnant - can I take coconut oil?

Prenatal Vitamin Suggestions
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee, Usa) on 03/05/2014

Dear Diana,

I too have had issues with vitamins in pregnancy. Prenatals are especially offensive, I find! They make morning sickness worse for me.

So, with my babies I have mostly not taken a multi-vitamin. I do always take Folic Acid though 800mcg a day. That is critical for pregnancy. But you can get tiny little folic acid pills and they do not bother me.

I also take Blackstrap Molasses when pregnant. It keeps me from being anemic and is inexpensive and very nutritious. Sometimes I do not take it in the first trimester as I just can't tolerate it when I have morning sickness.

I would suggest a pregnancy tea. Traditional Medicines makes one that is very tasty. I have taken up to three cups a day of this. You can make your own blend, if you prefer. It does have nutrients in it that are very healthy for expecting moms.

My midwives were always fine with me not using vitamins. They knew I was generally healthy and had a pretty good diet. All of my children were born healthy and I had full term pregnancies. (Of course, you can have a healthy diet and do everything "right" and have a premature baby or a baby with health problems. My point is just that this process did not appear to harm my children in any way that I can tell.)

~Mama to Many~

Prenatal Vitamin Suggestions
Posted by Diana (Tn, Usa) on 03/05/2014

I was wondering what essential vitamins are absolutely needed to take during pregnancy? I've always had a weird sensitivity to supplements. I end up feeling dizzy and often get headaches. I know that I need to take some, but taking my prenatal vitamins just aren't worth feeling bad all the time.

Posted by Alexa (New York) on 02/01/2014

Thank you to everyone who responded to my question. It is so nice to be able to ask questions and have people who have had personal experience (or more study) give help and advice! What a wonderful source! I found it even more helpful than I expected when the "conversation" turned to hypothroidism...that was the original topic I was reading about because my husband is struggling with that and adreanal fatigue. I was also wondering what brands or companies anyone finds particularly good and trusted...and not too expensive. Thanks again!

Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee, Usa) on 01/31/2014

Dear Deepa,

I am quite hopeful that the Blackstrap Molasses will be very helpful to you with your anemia. It has helped me this way so much in the past. You can even take 2 Tablespoons a day if you don't mind it, while you are trying to build your iron back up.

Himalayan salt will not cause low iodine. I consumed regular iodized salt for my whole life and was iodine deficient and had hypothyroidism. (Though I didn't know that for a long time.) Now I use Celtic Sea Salt and Realsalt. I also take Lugol's iodine. I have been taking iodine for a few years and feel much better.

Are you doing anything for your hypothyroid condition?

I hope you will be feeling great soon!

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Deepa (Melbourne) on 01/31/2014

Thanks "mama to many"for answering my query in details. Bought organic Unsulphered molasses yesterday. I mix one tablespoon of BSM with 2 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar organic and raw one with mother and drank it after I came back from my morning wslk.. Hopefully it will help with my very low iron levels and lowenergy because of hypothyroidcondition which has really made me feel so low and tired all the time..

Have been only using Himalayan salt instead of regular salt iodized and wondering if Himalayan salt cause low iodine condition . What do u think???

God bless this site. Truly amazing!!!!

Posted by Prioris (Fl) on 01/30/2014

I would recommend Magnesium glycinate.

Magnesium glycinate is commonly used to correct a magnesium deficiency, particularly when you may have difficulty absorbing adequate amounts of magnesium due to illness, or if you lack the enzymes that naturally facilitate magnesium absorption and transport.

The readily absorbable forms of magnesium are magnesium glycinate or magnesium citrate--as well as malic acid

There are two aspects to magnesium:

1) Most forms have a laxative and can cause diarrhea so this can be a problem for may people. Magnesium glycinate is the exception to this so does not have this problem.

2) Knowing whether to take with or without food. This also applies to calcium forms also.

In my case I use a supplement containing magnesiumn oxide and calcium carbonate and D3 with my food since these absorb with food. I will use magnesium glycinate to supplement further especially if the restless leg symptoms act up. I can take this on an empty stomach.

What I said should apply to male or female.

Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee, Usa) on 01/30/2014

Hi Deepa, another mama!

Ideally, I think that women would get their magnesium needs met through diet, but I realize that the “ideal” just doesn't always work out, and sometimes we just need some extra help.

Shonda Parker recommends magnesium citrate or aspartate when a supplement is needed. She recommends 500mg for pregnant moms.

I have known many people who like Natural Calm, which is an ionic magnesium citrate. I have used it in the past, but find it to be expensive for regular use.

Rachel Weaver recommends red raspberry/nettle/alfalfa tea (2:1:1 ratios) for pregnant women and says that between that and dark leafy green salads, you should be getting enough magnesium. She suggests natural calm if not. I have found this tea to be wonderful - pregnant or not. I add peppermint to it, and actually use 3 parts red raspberry, 1 part nettle, 1 part alfalfa, and 1 part peppermint. A quart a day is wonderful, especially if you like herbal tea.

I think Blackstrap molasses is a super way to get some extra magnesium. Different brands have between 8 and 15% of the RDA for magnesium a day. While this number seems low, I think it is likely that the body is able to better use this than with an isolated supplement, since it is in a food with nutrients the way God made them, so they were meant to go together. Plus blackstrap is so good for so many things!

Epsom salt baths are a delightful way to get magnesium into the system, though again, this can get expensive.

So, perhaps with magnesium, it isn't a one size fits all…there are lots of options and people can do what fits their lifestyle, preferences and pocketbook! I have used each of the above at different times.

Do let us know what you find to be helpful.

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Deepa (Melbourne) on 01/30/2014

Which magnesium should women take ?? There are so many types available out there.. Am confused ?? Please let me know, Mama to Many . Love reading ur posts.. U r an angel .. Am mama to two too:)

Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee, Usa) on 01/30/2014

Dear Alexa,

Over the years I have heard the warning of castor oil, but never heard a warning about magnesium. Although, I think it is an excellent question!

I checked with two herbalists who are very knowledgeable about pregnancy (via their books.) Both Shonda Parker and Rachel Weaver recommend magnesium during pregnancy for various reasons. Shonda Parker says pregnant women need 350-500mg of magnesium a day.

Rachel Weaver says that magnesium is used to stop-preterm labor, and recommends Natural Calm, which has magnesium, for muscle cramps.

Anyway, I trust these ladies as they have seen many women through pregnancy and birth. I am confident that if magnesium had a bad effect on the baby, they would both be aware of it and caution against it.

Hope that helps! Enjoy that baby! :)

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Mike62 (Denver) on 01/30/2014

Alexa: You can get all the nutrients you need in their active form and in their proper ratios from raw organic and grass fed whole foods. Dallas and Melissa Hartwig, best selling authors of Starts With Food, Rob Wolf, best selling author of Paleo, Emily Deans, Harvard Medical School, Eva Twardokens, alpine coach and 2 times Olympian, Shannon Ford, Mrs. United States, 2011, Paul Jaminet, PHD, nutrition author, and Dr. Doug Graham, nutritionist to Martina Navratilovo, author of 80/10/10, do not recommend isolated supplements.

Posted by Alexa (New York) on 01/29/2014

I am 7 months pregnant, and I was wondering if taking magnesium supplements is safe during pregnancy? I read the following post:

02/05/2013: Pgrace from Hamilton, N replies: "Castor oil acts on baby as well. It can cause your child to expel meconium while in the womb, which is an aspiration risk. I would find something safer to use during pregnancy and labour."

and it made me wonder if magnesium could cause the same risk of the baby expelling meconium in the womb since magnesium tends to have a bowel loosening effect?

Gestational Diabetes
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee, Usa) on 09/14/2013


Hi again... I had actually meant to write that cinnamon is not recommended in pregnancy. But it sounds as if you have successfully used it in the past (as I have.) Perhaps your previous cinnamon use (and all the other things you do--your careful diet and exercise) did help keep you off insulin last time... I will look forward to hearing how it all goes for you.

~Mama to Many~

Gestational Diabetes
Posted by Anna (Köln,germany) on 09/14/2013

Hi Mama to Many, Thank you so much for your reply, I am already expecting and waiting for your reply. Because I am daily visitor of Earth Clinic and reading your posts with great interest. You are very sympathetic and generous. Thank you so much for sharing your remedies. During my first pregnancy I took cinnamon but once a day 1/4 tea spoon. Might be it help that I did not need insulin to control my GD but now I will take two times and more in quantity as you described and see what happens. My weight is stable and I have been not gaining weight since the last three months and babys size and weight is also normal. Thanks for your best wishes. I will post and inform you about my test result and progress. Thank you Earth Clinic for providing us such a platform where we can help each other and share our experiences. Stay blessed.

Gestational Diabetes
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee, Usa) on 09/13/2013

Dear Anna,

I will share what I have done in case it would be of help to you. I have never been diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes (I pass the glucose test at 28 weeks) but my midwife suspects that I may have it mildly anyway after I had two ten pound babies in a row, after having had babies that were around seven pounds. Well, I really didn't want to have to deliver another ten pound baby. Recovery is harder, I think. So, for my last pregnancy, I prayed and prayed that my baby would be a normal size. And I took cinnamon. Now, I believe cinnamon taken in theraputic quantities might not be recommended for breastfeeding. However, since I have never had trouble with preterm labor or too many contractions in pregnancy, I took it anyway. I took 2 capsules before breakfast and 2 before lunch for the whole third trimester. Cinnamon is known to help with blood sugar. I had my baby around his due date (normal for me. ) And he was seven pounds and 12 ounces. Praise the Lord.

I eat a pretty healthy diet and gain a normal amount of weight in pregnancy. If I get pregnant again, I do plan to do the cinnamon again.

I hope you pass your test!

~Mama to Many~

Gestational Diabetes
Posted by Anna (Köln, Gemany) on 09/13/2013

I developed Gestational Diabetes during my first pregnancy last year and controlled it with diet and exercise and gave birth a healthy baby via c-section. I am pregnant again and in 26th week of pregnancy failed my 1 hour sugar test with 50g glucose. My fasting sugar was 75 mg /dl and 1 hour reading was 160 mg/dl normal is less than 135mg/dl.Can anybody help me how to pass my 3 hours sugar test next week. I am also hypothyroid and take L thyroxin. Moreover I am taking vitamin D3 4000IE, Magnesium citrate daily and avoiding sugar and carbs and doing walk. Any suggestion to reverse GD will be appreciated.Thanks.

Fever Remedies
Posted by Mt (Ottawa, On, Canada) on 08/23/2013

You can try sitz bath with Calendula, Horsetail, Chamomile, Yarrow. Also drink a tea of Stinging nettle. Keep your feet for about 1/2 hour in warm water mixed with crushed garlic (at least one small bulb). Get Health through God's pharmacy by Maria Treben

Fever Remedies
Posted by Melissa (Alexandria Va) on 08/23/2013

Sleep with sliced potatoes on your feet tonight and the fever will be gone in the morning, put socks over them. Works every time. Put them on the arches and slice about 1/2 thick.

Fever Remedies
Posted by Toourlady89 (Ca, Usa) on 08/23/2013

I understand your fear of medications while you are pregnant, but at the same time, this UTI if untreated could get deeper in your system and cause systemic infection. This is not safe. You should get Doctor's care and they can decide what medication is safe for you in your level of pregnancy. Fever means there is infection and it should get the right medical care.

Fever Remedies
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee, Usa) on 08/23/2013

Lisa, Please make sure you are well hydrated. That will help the fever. Peppermint tea is good for fever and hydration. If you have peppermint essential oil, rub a couple of drops on the bottom of your feet. You can also used lemongrass essential oil. (I use both and it does help fever in my children.)

Also, keep treating the UTI as it may not be totally gone if you have fever. Plantain Tea (1 quart a day) is excellent for UTI's (and hydration!) You can even mix the peppermint and plantain.

If you cannot get your fever down, I would go ahead and take over the counter fever reducer. I hate to take them, but when you are pregnant, your baby's temp. Is 1 degree higher than yours at all times, so fever can be dangerous for him. (According to a home birth midwife I used in the past.)

Praying you get well soon.

~Mama to Many~

Fever Remedies
Posted by Lisa (Frankfurt. Germany) on 08/23/2013

I am 23 week pregnant and have had high fever since last day. A few days ago I have had severe UTI but treated it with sea salt remedy. It is better but not cured completely. My fever is on and off with ACV wet cloth remedy and I dont have cold and flu symptoms I think it is due to UTI. I dont want to take any medicine, and want to treat it with home remedies. Please help me. Thanks in advace.

Pregnancy Sickness Remedies
Posted by Rae (Rochester, Mn) on 08/17/2013
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Relief from pregnancy sickness: I've used ginger capsules in the past, but felt that they sometimes made me feel worse instead of better. I love the following green drink for pregnancy sickness and am getting relief for the first time. Too bad I didn't know about this three pregnancies ago!

  • 1 c. any green leafy vegetable
  • 1 c. water
  • 1 inch of FRESH ginger (has to be fresh)
  • 1/4 c. or so of FRESH parsley (has to be fresh)
  • Juice of one or two limes (I use bottled lime juice as well if I don't have fresh limes on hand)
  • 1 or 2 organic apples or 1/2 c. to 1 c. organic applesauce

I blend this in my Vitamix blender and store in 1/2 c. containers in the fridge. I drink some first thing in the morning and whenver I start to feel cruddy. I never leave the house without it. It has worked wonders for me. I hope it helps you!!!

Note: The recipe sounds gross, but it has a surprisingly fresh taste to it that I quickly became accustomed to.

Posted by Ram (New Jersey, Usa) on 07/19/2013

What is the dosage of Arnica tablet that you take?

Premature Menopause
Posted by Ky Mama (Clinton, Ky) on 04/11/2013

I would consider adding Apple Cider Vinegar to your daily diet - 2-4 T. in water a day (spread through out the day). (This site has lots of ways people intake this. Just keep trying until you find one you can tolerate and will stick with. ) I am 46 and my cycles are better than they have been all my life in the last year or two. I think it is because I added ACV to my life a couple of years ago. Nothing else has really changed. I also no longer have gall bladder problems or reflux.

Many ladies find Blackstrap Molasses (1 T. daily) to help a lot with cycle difficulties. It is so nourishing and will not hurt you.

Finally, Red Raspberry Leaf tea is a wonderful tonic for women's reproductive health. There is an organic brand that also has nettle and alfalfa in it which is also very nourishing and many find it very tasty. :) Even three to four cups a day would be very healthy.

All of these things could be done safely together. As a last resort you could look into Natural Progesterone. Ed Lee has several books about menopause and premenopause etc. He recommends it. I have used it sometimes but only as a last resort as I am not convinced that it is really that "natural."

Hope you are able to get pregnant!

Premature Menopause
Posted by Taj (Sacramento, Ca) on 04/10/2013

I am 37 years old went into early premature menopause. I would like to have my periods and conceive?

Cell Salt
Posted by Rachel (Flintstone, Ga) on 03/31/2013

Cell salts are a very affordable option as they usually come in 250 to 500 tablets per container. Baking soda taken right before or after a meal, where it decreases the stomach acid is going to interfere with proper digestion of your food. An acidic environment is needed to release the calcium from your food and begin breaking down the proteins. Most reflux during pregnancy is caused by the added pressure on the stomach from the baby. What comes up may not burn anymore, but you're also negatively affecting digestion. If you want to use baking soda for a more alkaline system make sure it's taken between meals so that it doesn't negatively affect your body's ability to digest its food.

General Feedback
Posted by Ruth (Fairmont, Wv (currently Working In Norway)) on 03/03/2013

Try Bentonite Clay for constipation. I put 1 Tablespoon in about 4 oz. water and leave it sit overnight (don ´t stir). In the morning, stir in some honey and you have natural Malox! I take about 1 T. or more every morning with lots of water and have had very little problems with constipation this pregnancy.

Posted by Ruth (Fairmont, Wv (currently Working In Norway)) on 03/03/2013
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My husband and I have a lot of problems with sore muscles--neck, back, sciatic nerves, etc. We take arnica (homeopathic) tablets for pain and use arnica massage oil. It really helps! This pregnancy (#4), I have taken 1 or 2 arnica tablets every night and have had the least problems with leg cramps of all my pregnancies.

General Feedback
Posted by Pgrace (Hamilton, N) on 02/05/2013

Castor oil acts on baby as well. It can cause your child to expel meconium while in the womb, which is an aspiration risk. I would find something safer to use during pregnancy and labour.

Lemon and Baking Soda Water
Posted by Lucena (Dubai, Uae) on 01/03/2013

is this true? would like to confirm.. Thanks

Posted by Katie (Winnipeg, Mb, Canada) on 09/09/2012

To the couple in fort McMurray... How much turmeric (powder?) how much onion? What kind of onion? Thanks any info will help.

General Feedback
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 07/28/2012

Anne, what I did was to sit down with a glass by the sink and DRINK!!

General Feedback
Posted by Lisa (Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa) on 07/27/2012

Hi Anne, It is advised not to use castor oil packs while pregnant. The reason being is it's a very powerful detoxifier. Just as one is advised not to do detoxing while pregnant, nor go on a weight loss program, the same holds for not using castor oil packs. It is always good to err on the side of caution during this time. Hope this helps, Lisa

General Feedback
Posted by Anne (Saint Marys, Kansas) on 07/27/2012

I have read in the question / answer section that pregnant and breastfeeding women should not use castor oil. Is that just internally (I can understand that) or does that advice apply to the external packs as well? I would really like to know why? I want to use the packs for constipation during my pregnancy and can't understand why that would be harmful.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Elaine (Edmond, Oklahoma, Usa) on 07/24/2012

I see this thread is from 2009, but if anyone else reads this and has the same problem here is trick I learned several years ago. Joyce is right, nasal sprays like Afrin can be addicting. It's hard to get off these sprays cold turkey. So, here's what you do, only use the nasal spray on one nostril and let the other one go. You can still breathe through one nostril while the other one is getting away from the spray. When you can breathe through the nostril that is no longer addicted stop the nasal spray all together. This worked for three people I know. It's much easier that going cold turkey.

Fertility Remedies
Posted by Carol (Bridgetown, Barbados) on 07/11/2012

I am a 50 year old woman was having menstrual problems I take every thing that I read on earth clinic dont get me wrong they all slow down the bleeding, less blood clots but I will still bleed for 20 days or sometimes 24 days and then the bleeding will stop. And then I will have a very short cycle still something was missing to balance my hormone I read what u said about maca went to the health store bought some. In about 2 weeks it work for me I recommend Maca root powder for women who are having menstrual problems and fertility problems I take 2 capsules three times a day and now I am having a normal 7 days per I ran out of tab went and bought the powder what I read about maca I will not stop taking it. And I thank the Lord Jesus for the herbs he said in his words the herbs is for the healing of the nation. thank you earth clinic in everything give God thanks.

Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C
Posted by Meg (Jacksonville, Oregon) on 05/04/2012

The only type of vitamin C that is the best and safest is in the form of whole foods such as Camu Camu Berry powder -- the highest form of C you can find. It's not ascorbic acid.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Lifab (USA) on 05/02/2012

To Lisa from Asheville, Nc:It's quite possible that you're suffering from a vitamin A deficiency. It corrected my continous bleeding when I had the same problem. Don't use synthetic Vitamin A (Palmitate) or beta carotene but natural vitamin A from fish liver oil. Good luck!

Posted by Katie (Flint, Michigan, Usa) on 03/01/2012

I forgot to mention that I believe protein in your urine is a sign of ketosis, wherein your body is using your stored fat for energy and nutrients for mother and baby instead of what the current diet provides. While this may be a good thing for losing weight if you're not pregnant, the goal in pregnancy is not to lose weight!

So in addition to controlling blood pressure, and NOT eliminating sodium from your diet, you need to eat well, salt to taste. A good diet to follow that has shown success with preeclampsia is The Brewer Diet. This should keep you at optimum health.

Posted by Katie (Flint, Michigan) on 03/01/2012

Hi, I just noticed your post on Toxemia. I came here searching for information on that as well. I believe it is also referred to as Eclampsia, or PreEclampsia which is briefly discussed here.

Essentially it is the combination of High Blood Pressure and Protein found in the urine of the mother later in pregnancy. So I suspect your daughter may have already had her baby at this point, but I thought I'd post anyway for anyone else.

I'm going to follow some of the recommendations listed in the general High Blood Pressure/Earth Clinic page which include taking ACV daily as well as aloe vera juice with a whole lemon and honey and sipping hibiscus tea throughout the day. All of these things, in moderation should be safe for pregnancy. I wish your daughter well. :)

Coconut Oil
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, Usa) on 01/20/2012 2072 posts

Sarah, if you don't slow down on that Coconut oil a bit, you may be needing a nanny around the house!!!

Coconut Oil
Posted by Sarah (San Diego, Ca, Usa) on 01/19/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Coconut oil for EVERYTHING!!!! When I was pregnant with my daughter, I rubbed it on my stretch marks, I ate a tablespoon everyday during my last trimester and used it for my perianal massage during the weeks leading up to delivery and during delivery... Her head was out in one strong push and the rest of her body followed with the next push! After I used it on her dry skin and my cracked nipples! She is now two and loves eating it whenever I let her! I use it to deep condition my hair and in the bedroom as a natural lubrication! Just make sure to get organic unrefined coconut oil!

Posted by Rebeca (Des Moines, Usa) on 12/03/2011

What can help Toxaemia in pregnancy? My daughter is currently having this issue, the doctors are doing all kinds of tests. They have not diagnosed it but I know it runs in the family and she has most of the symptoms. Can anybody help? I really would appreciate any comments or suggestions.

I don't think it is in the aliments list????

To Promote Labor
Posted by Ana (Boca, Florida) on 11/29/2011

Hello Jen. I'm very interested in your story since I had three previous long induced labors. I want to try the evening primrose this time. In which presentation you took it? Oil capsules? Any specific brand you can recommend?

Thanks so much!

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