DEFINITION of DEMYSTIFYING MISCARRIAGES: Being open about this heart-wrenching and often taboo topic.
Also, according to Dalene Barton-Schuster, CH, Doula writing fornatural-fertility-info.com, "There are specific herbs that when combined may support healthy miscarriage recovery. How long until I can begin these herbs after miscarriage? The following herbs may be considered for use right away, even while you are still bleeding. This combination of herbs is best begun right away, as close to the miscarriage as possible. Be sure that you know for sure you are having a miscarriage before beginning them. These herbs focus on supporting healthy circulation to the reproductive organs, so that the miscarriage is complete, anti-inflammatory herbs to help prevent cramping and uterine spasm, so pain is reduced and the uterus can work efficiently. In addition specific herbs help topromote emotional wellbeing, curb heavy bleeding, and promote hormonal balance to help get your cycle back on track."
All info below is from natural-fertility-info.com
Angelica root (Angelica archangelica): Angelica is an excellent warming herb that increases circulation, dispels cold from the reproductive organs, while supporting the nervous system, promoting relaxation, peaceful thoughts, and reducing anxiety. It is a uterine antispasmodic, supports general weakness and stimulates immune system function. This herb is specific for digestion support, which as discussed in step 1 is vital for miscarriage recovery. All of these actions support vital miscarriage recovery with well rounded body system stimulation. Try the link below...
Black Cohosh root (Actaea racemosa): Black cohosh is anti-inflammatory and helps to relax the uterus, which reduces uterine pain and spasm in both the smooth muscles. This herb promotes healthy blood flow to the pelvic area, which may be helpful in moving the miscarriage along. For post-miscarriage recovery Black cohosh also helps to tone the pelvic floor muscles, through stimulation of mild pelvic floor muscle contraction. Black cohosh has been used for hundreds of years to help promote regular contractions, this is very important to get the uterus back to it’s pre-pregnancy state. This herb may help promote regulation of the menstrual cycle, aiding the body in getting the cycle back on track post-miscarriage. Try the link below...
St. John’s Wort flower, upper aerial parts (Hypericum perforatum): St. John’s wort may help to reduce nervous excitement and anxiety. It is a mild sedative that helps to relieve mild depression; aids the body in “lifting the spirit”. Also supports prevention of infection and is anti-inflammatory. Try the link below....
Caution: This herb should not be used if you are on antidepressants, nor should be combined with birth control pill use. Some studies have shown it lessens the effects of birth control use
Yarrow leaf/flower (Achillea millefolium): Yarrow promotes circulation, yet is extremely astringent, stopping excessive blood flow. It is an herb of opposites, it promotes sweating and detoxification, but strengthens and tightens tissues. This is excellent for miscarriage recovery. It will help to get the reproductive organs and surrounding tissues ready for your next pregnancy. Yarrow relieves inflammation and congestion of the uterus, which aids in pain reduction. Yarrow is one of the best herbs to curb heavy bleeding. It may help to move the miscarriage along, so you can get back to tending to your life. Try the link below...
Vitex also known as Chaste Tree Berry (Vitex agnus-castus): Vitex has a regulating effect on the hormonal feedback loop, mainly the pituitary gland. This kind of support may help to get your hormones back on track to regulating the menstrual cycle once again. Try the link below...
INVITATION: Are you the type that would share your miscarriage or keep it to yourself? Let us know in the comments!