Many women experience painful contractions as a normal part of the first postpartum days. It seems so unfair!!! After all you just pushed a baby out! This formula of herbal extracts, or tinctures, was formulated by a naturopath. It does a great job relieving the pain so you can avoid medications. There are no sweeteners added, this is four full ounces of powerful herbs.
What is The Deal With These Cramps AFTER My Birth???
It is very common to have uterine cramping after giving birth. These cramps or contractions are called after birth pains or just afterpains. They are pretty mild with a first birth, most women don't notice them. Subsequent births are a different story. The theory is that the uterus is less tone after a second pregnancy and must work harder, contract harder, to keep the uterus firm. The firmness is important in keeping closed the capillaries where the placenta was attached. This directly affects the amount the mother bleeds in the postpartum days. Contractions are also necessary to return the uterus to its pre-pregnant size. The more babies a woman has the stronger these afterpains can be. They are particularly strong when breastfeeding.
Hospitals typically give medications to help women cope with these pains, but many of us don't want to take strong pain relievers while we are nursing. This herbal remedy is a good solution. The herbs were selected by a naturopath to approach the problem from a variety of directions. Taking the herbs in tincture form (a tincture is an extract into alcohol. Like vanilla extract) makes the effects quickly felt as the alcohol takes it directly into the bloodstream. These herbs are all safe for breastfeeding.
Additional ways to help with postpartum afterpains are heating pads, lying on your stomach, a belly binder, and keeping your bladder empty. I suggest taking the tonic right before putting the baby on the breast. Take as needed, it won't hurt you. This is a big bottle so don't try saving it. It hurts a bit less each day and should stop or be more bearable by the third day. Take what you need.