The inspiration for Gentle Birth Formula came from the aged pages of an old but wise midwifery guide, where it was used as a tea to tone the uterine muscles and help prepare the mother to give birth. This forgotten but timeless medicinal recipe was brought to life again in 2001, tested and updated to reflect what modern research has taught us. These herbs were used to make beautiful golden extracts and combined to create an easy-to-take, quickly-absorbed, liquid formulation to help your body be at its best when labor starts.
Perceived benefits include an easier, shorter, and more comfortable labor and delivery, plus a shorter recovery time. Strengthens & tones the uterus in preparation for labor, speeds healing & recovery. Provides support for a smooth, less painful delivery and may reduce the need to induce labor.
Recommended by midwives and doulas and perfect for making a labor prep tea in the third trimester. Gentle Birth Formula has become a favorite of midwives who attend home births and even doctors comment on the smooth and easy deliveries mothers experience who use it. Today it's used in many countries around the world, including Canada, Europe, Asia, Central and South America, and Australia. Count our Gentle Birth formula among your labor must-haves, and help your body be at its best when labor starts.
If you suffer from high blood pressure, we suggest Gentle Birth w/o Blue Cohosh
🌿 Blue Cohosh Disclaimer 🌿
Blue Cohosh, an herb categorized as a "partus preparator," has a historical usage spanning centuries in North America, particularly among Native Americans who referred to it as "squawroot" or "papoose root." Traditionally, it has been utilized to prepare the uterus for labor.
Recent studies suggest that Blue Cohosh extract may increase uterine tone, alter contraction levels, widen the range of contractions, and slightly hasten the birthing process. It's worth noting that some literature reports adverse effects on the baby, leading to hesitancy among certain midwives to use Blue Cohosh in this manner. The documented adverse effects are associated with significantly higher doses than typically found in labor preparation formulas. Additionally, there's evidence indicating that individuals with high blood pressure may experience a further increase when taking Blue Cohosh.
At Mountain Meadow Herbs, we are dedicated to offering safe, natural products that deliver results. With over two decades in business and hundreds of thousands of bottles of Gentle Birth Formula used by our customers, we have never received any reports of adverse effects related to the minimal amount of Blue Cohosh in our partus preparator. We acknowledge, however, that some individuals and professionals may prefer alternatives. Therefore, we also provide a Gentle Birth option without Blue Cohosh for those seeking an alternative approach.
Your well-being is our priority,
The Mountain Meadow Herbs Team 🌱
Blessed Thistle herb:
Physiologically, its natural bitterness stimulates organs and triggers certain glands into action; these are thought to be mainly the liver, kidneys, and reproductive organs.
Red Raspberry leaf:
Used as a uterine tonic to prepare your body to give birth. May enrich
colostrum for a more satisfied, well-contented baby; allowing you to recover from the hardest work you have ever done.
False Unicorn root:
Prized by herbalists to balance hormones and enhance uterine health, it has a normalizing effect on the ovaries and may reduce late-term water retention.
Partridge Berry herb:
The bitter compounds in this herb ease birthing pains and soothe anxiety. May help support postpartum mood balance.
Blue Cohosh root:
May improve overall uterine muscle tone. Used to bring on effective contractions.
May enhance the effect of all the herbs in the formulation while gently easing nausea.
Eases smooth muscle spasms and is very calming to the nerves, helping you relax when it’s most important.
This natural cardiovascular support is rich in flavonoids, plus it has a mild
sedative effect to help you stay calm and focused.
Wild Yam root:
Its relaxing and soothing properties make wild yam one of the best herbs to ease late pregnancy discomfort and birthing pains.
As a member of the myrtle family, its astringent properties make it another cardiovascular tonic and useful in suppressing bleeding.
Begin use 5 weeks before due date.
Week 1: 1/4 tsp, before morning and evening meals
Week 2-5: 1/4 tsp, 3 times daily before meals
This formula is not suggested if you have high blood pressure. Talk with your midwife or healthcare provider about using our Gentle Birth without Blue Cohosh instead.