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 are taking red raspberry supplements, we suggest Gentle Birth w/o Red Raspberry. If you suffer from high blood pressure, we suggest Gentle Birth w/o Blue Cohosh.
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.