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Pregnancy Tonic

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Posted by Cyndi (Asheville, Nc, Usa) on 06/29/2011
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Hi, I am 10 weeks pregnant and have been making a 'morning tonic' with molasses, organic apple cider vinegar and honey. I got the okay from my midwife who said that women have been giving birth for 1000s of years and have been taking ACV, molasses and honey for 1000s of years. It is safe. I feel like I have so much more energy making my morning tonic, too.

Here's my tonic:

In a cup of warm water I add:

1 tbsp organic apple cider vinegar (I use _____'s)

2 tbsp raw honey

1 tbsp molasses

I don't know if this is helping, but so far I have had NO morning sickness, very little dizziness, and feel much more energetic througout the day.

I also make a tea of raspberry leaves, lemon balm and plantain leaf in the evening. The raspberry leaves are said to help inhibit morning sickness, and help your body to create a strong amniotic sac to carry the baby to term; it also has a lot of calcium - a critical need during pregnancy. The lemon balm is soothing. The plantain leaf contains lots of B vitamins and is considered "poor man's spinach" - haha, I pick it out of my yard!

Hope that helps!

Premature Menopause

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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?

Replied by Ky Mama
(Clinton, Ky)

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!

Replied by Jon
5 out of 5 stars

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!

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?

Replied by mmsg
(somewhere, europe)

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

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.

Replied by Mama To Many
(Tennessee, Usa)

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~

Replied by Ariel
(Flagstaff, AZ)

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 :)

Progesterone for Nausea

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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.


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Posted by Dilraj And Vijay (Fort Mcmurray, Ab, Canada) on 04/19/2011
5 out of 5 stars

this is tried out on ourself! Discouvered it in desperate situation. During preganancy my wife developed rare condition called PUPPP. We tried all steroids no effect what so ever. There is no cure according to net nothing with Dr. either. We applied Turmeric in onion juice, the PUPPP was done in 10 min!

Thank you, Dilraj and Vijay

Replied by Christal
(Austin, Tx)

I had PUPPS with my first pregnancy, my son is a about to be a year and a half, it was TERRIBLE, SO ITCHY!!!! So I went to the dr and they said I should take topical steroids and Ingestable steroids, I did the topical but WOULD NOT EVER IN MY LIFE take steroids, ESP while pregnant since I believe natural is best, the topical didn't do didly squat for the itchies so I searched and searched for natural anything, I started taking dandelion root capsules and that did wonders but it came back with a vengence! AH, I ended up letting them induce me at 38 weeks, I wish I could go back and stick it out, but my son is healthy and perfect, anyway, I am now 29 weeks pregnant with my second baby and started getting little red bumps just like before but THANKFULLY my midwife started me on a dandelion root tincture several months ago so I just upped my dosage and the little red bumps went bye bye. My advice to anyone experiencing this horrible ailment is to take the dandelion root tincture, email me I can get it to you. christaleddleman(at)

May the Lord richly bless you

Replied by Katie
(Winnipeg, Mb, Canada)

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

Raspberry Yogurt

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Posted by Kelly (Flint, Mi) on 12/10/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I was Pregnant and unable to eat anything.It was a miserable feeling.I tred Ale and crackers and other things sugested by family and freinds,nothing worked ..then i tried raspberry yogurt and was able to eat I was so happy and felt much better I hope this helps somebody.

Replied by Vivian
(Cedar Rapids, IA, USA)
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

I drank raspberry leaf tea religiously for the second half of my pregnancy. I usually had 3-4 cups throughout the day. I drank it to promote a speedier and more efficient labor as well as for the health benefits. Well, I'm not sure if it was the tea, or if it was because it was my second pregnancy, but the labor only lasted two hours. I was not even in the hospital a complete hour before my child was born!

I heard that drinking this tea can cause extrememly painful contractions, which I had. I also went from thinking that "This just might be it" to "Oh my! We need to leave now!!!" in a matter of minutes. No joke. It went so fast I did not get any drugs, which I was going to try to do without anyway, but regretted not getting at the time. It was almost like I just about skipped labor and went straight to delivery, at least that was what it felt like.

There really was no progression of pain. I was terrified because the contractions were so horrible that I was afraid that they were going to get worse as it went along, but it didn't. Even at the end the pain never got worse, it was just extremely intense the WHOLE time. After delivery, I was also in extreme pain, which still felt like labor, for quite some time afterwards until they gave me a pain killer. I didn't even get to hold my baby for the first half hour. The nurses did say that is pretty normal for a second labor especially when you have no drugs, you feel it more.

I wanted it to go fast, but not so fast I couldn't wrap my head around it. It was really quite dramatic! Again, I'm not sure if it was from the tea, or if it would have been like that normally. I do know I ignored the warnings about severe contractions because I thought faster was better.

It took a little longer to heal. I think because going that fast is harder on your body?? One good thing though, I only had one tiny little tear that didn't even need to be stiched, which I was quite amazed about.

Schuessler Tissue Salts

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Posted by Lissa (Whangarei, NZ) on 06/21/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I greatly reduced the pain of my labour when having my 4th baby by taking 'Mag Phos' which is one of the 'Schuessler Tissue Salts'. i took 4 every half hour according to instructions on container. after trying many other pain relief during my other 3 babies labour, this was by far the best remedy and least painful labour.

Replied by Arora Darjelling
(Karachi, Pakistan)

After reading from Ted. Mails. To control my epilepsy I am taking EPSOM Salt Magnesium sulphate, half a tea spoon early morning with orange juice, since last one year. Now I am in the seventh week of pregnancy. Please guide whether to stop taking epsom salt, due to risk of having adverse effect on new born. Mrs. AroraDarjellin, Karachi. Pakistan

To Promote Labor

Posted by Jen (Bozeman, Mt, Us) on 11/02/2011

I wanted to share my experience with taking evening primrose to get labor started and make it much easier for mothers. I have delivered 5 children. The first four were very long difficult labors that I was never able to start on my own. I had to be induced with each of my first four children. My first labor was terribly long and painful. 3 days of intense (sleepless) contractions and I went to my doctor each day and only dilated to a 1.5. It was torture. My doctor ended up inducing me with pitocin which now that I am older I understand causes terrible pain and stressful labors. My second was very similar and so on with the next two. It was with my fifth labor that my cousin who believes in natural remedies suggested that I start taking evening primrose to help prepare my cervix for labor. I started taking it at about 37 weeks pregnant as I didn't want to jump start my labor to soon just in case. I really didn't think it would do much with me since I apparently have a very stuborn cervix and uterus but I was willing to try anything after four terrible labors. I took it two to three times a day for 2 1/2 weeks. When I went in for my 40 week appointment I was blown away when my doctor said I was dilated to a 3. I had never ever dilated past a 2 on my own and that was when I was 2 weeks overdue. Now I am at a 3 a few days before I am even due. I had noticed a few mild contractions throughout the days but nothing that was what I considered painful. I continued to take the evening primrose and was having mild contractions the day of my sons due date. I had never gone this far without help so I was completely lost. Late that night I asked my husband to take me in cuz I felt different. We went in and I just about had a heart attack when the nurse said I had dialated on my own to a 6. It was awesome. I ended up delivering in a total of 6 hours after feeling the first "uncomfortable" labor pains. That was more than 3 times less than my previous deliveries. I love evening primrose and still take it during my menstral cycle for pain.

Replied by Ana
(Boca, Florida)

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!


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????

Replied by Katie
(Flint, Michigan)

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. :)

Replied by Katie
(Flint, Michigan, Usa)

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.

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