So far this month we’ve taken you through conception with B-Fruitful, early pregnancy with Morning Soothe and today we’re going to look at Contract Ease for delivery.
Many first time mothers are surprised by afterbirth pains and cramping. As the uterus shrinks back, it can cause intense pain! Breastfeeding can help ease the contractions, as can some forms of abdominal massage if your practitioner approves it. Contract Ease has also been there to help many Mamas.
This is another formula created by herbalist Shonda Parker. It can be used every 2-4 hours for the first week after birth. It’s safe for breastfeeding Moms, and is fast acting & great tasting like all our formulas.
Jessica has this to say about it “After 8 natural births there are some things that you figure out. This product I found and began using 3 children ago and consider it to be an essential for a post-labor mom. I begin taking it very soon after I have delivered and continue to ingest every time I nurse for the first few hours. I have found the after pains to be lessened and not needing to take aspirin. The small bottle is the perfect size for 1 woman to use after delivery.“
Contract Ease contains Crampbark, Wild Yam, Black Haw, Scullcap, Valerian Root, Hops, Chamomile, Fennel and Catnip
You may be surprised to see Hops listed in this formula. Yes, it’s the same thing used to make beer. Hops have been used medicinally since at least the 9th century. In fact, beer was (and still is) used for medicinal purposes in some cultures. Cherokee healers commonly use hops for women’s health. In Germany hops is sold as a standard medicinal tea and is commonly used for anxiety.
When combined with valerian, hops has a more potent effect. This combination is commonly used for restlessness, insomnia and sleep issues, and anxiety. It is a well-known relaxing and sedative herb. Additionally, hops is used to help cleanse the body and gently detoxify the liver and spleen.
There are no known issues in using hops as a breastfeeding mother and some say it may help boost milk supply. When combined with the other herbs in this formula, hops helps create a synergistic blend to get Mama through those afterbirth cramps and pain!
What tips do you have for postpartum mothers? Share with us in the comments and help a Mama out!