These nine months of pregnancy are a special time whether you’re a first-time mom or welcoming a new addition to the family. It’s a life phase unlike any other, but that doesn’t mean normal life isn’t still happening around you with all its stress and challenges. During pregnancy these things can feel even harder to navigate, but the right support and some nourishing herbal remedies can make all the difference in not only how healthy you feel but also how much you enjoy the journey.
As a health coach & herbalist I love working with expecting moms because I find women are more attuned to their body and needs in pregnancy than ever before. They are motivated to treat themselves and baby with the best care. This is a time when many women start to question the ingredients in the products they use and are especially cautious about what they put in and on their bodies.
As pregnant moms turn to natural products, it can feel daunting to navigate what’s safe. We all know about prenatal vitamins but what about remedies for everything else? When women are pregnant, they still get colds, deal with stress, and have trouble sleeping, which is why our pregnancy remedies have been loved and trusted for over 43 years. Knowing these safe & effective remedies are available to us during pregnancy is both a comfort and a gift!
Remedies for Pregnancy
Morning sickness soother
That positive pregnancy test is one of the most exciting moments for a woman and her family, but it’s not long before nausea shows up to kill the buzz. In those early months of pregnancy, waves of sickness can range from inconvenient to down right debilitating. Morning Sickness Nausea Relief is a blend of soothing herbs that help bring relief to persistent morning (and let’s be honest – any time of the day) sickness. By calming nausea and helping the body better manage the new influx of hormones, this formula allows mom to go about her day without constantly worrying where the nearest trash can is.
Everyday immune strengthener
During pregnancy, the strength of mom’s immune system can become compromised as resources are diverted to support and nurture baby. Immune Boost is a gentle tonic formula that supports mom’s healthy immune system. An important distinction here is that this is NOT an immune activator, instead this formula strengthens the body by supporting the lymphatic system, liver health & pH balance. It essentially ‘clears distractions’ so that the immune system can work at its best when an issue arises. This formula can be used daily throughout pregnancy and postpartum and is especially good for moms who work in schools, stores or have other little kids at home.
Targeted symptom soother
Sometimes germs get the best of us and we have to deal with the uncomfortable symptoms – coughing, sneezing, congestion, aches and fatigue. Congestion Rescue Immune Support for Pregnancy formula utilizes a team of herbs that provide gentle support to combat the uncomfortable symptoms and help mama get ahead of things before they take a turn for the worse. This formula is meant for short term use while symptoms are present and active. Please consult your practitioner should symptoms persist in the acute phase for more than a few days.
Nervous system nourishment
Just because you’re pregnant, doesn’t mean life becomes less hectic. In fact, for many moms-to-be, stress and worry can be worse than ever. We all know how important stress management is, especially when we want to create a calm environment for babe to grow. And let’s be honest, we don’t always have time to squeeze in yoga, meditation and other mindfulness practices. This makes herbs an amazing tool for fast, simple support. Stress Release is a blend of soothing nervines that are particularly good at calming frazzled nerves and bringing more peace and resilience to the nervous system.
For restful nights and fresh mornings
We all know that good sleep is one of the most important components of good health, but sometimes pregnancy can mean a lot of uncomfortable, restless nights that rob mom of her energy the next day. A serving of Sleepy Nights before bed offers gentle herbal support with no sedatives. This formula helps to quiet an anxious mind and bring calm to the nervous system, allowing mama to wind down from the day and get as much rest as possible.
Jamie McKeown has a BA in Film & Communications from the University of Michigan. She has studied holistic nutrition and natural healing for over 15 years. She is a Certified Health Coach and Herbalist and Head of Education for WishGarden.
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