• Midwife favorite
• Have a more comfortable labor and delivery
• Shorten recovery time
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 about the safe use herbs.
These herbs were used to make beautiful golden extracts were made 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.
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.
Blessed Thistle Herb Extract: Physiologically, its natural bitterness stimulates organs and triggers certain glands into action; these are thought to be mainly the liver, kidneys and reproductive organs. This important female tonic is an annual herb; it is very thistle like and historically was considered a gift from God, hence the blessed in its name.
False Unicorn Root Extract: Prized by herbalists to balance hormones and enhance uterine health, has a normalizing effect on the ovaries and may reduce late term edema or water retention.
Blue Cohosh Root Extract: May improve overall uterine muscle tone- used to bring on effective contractions. Gentle birth Formula is available without this herb. If you have high blood pressure we suggest using Gentle Birth without Blue Cohosh.
Partridge Berry Herb Extract: The bitter compounds in this herb ease birthing pains and soothe anxiety. May help prevent postpartum depression.
Skullcap Herb Extract: Eases smooth muscle spasms and is very calming to the nerves to help you relax when it’s most important. Native to the U.S., this perennial creeper grows on forest floors.
Motherwort Herb Extract: This natural cardiovascular support is rich in flavonoids plus it has a mild sedative effect to help you stay calm and focused.
Ginger Root Extract: May enhance the effect of all the herbs in the formulation while gently easing nausea.
Wild Yam Root Extract: Relaxing and soothing. Wild yam is among the best to ease late pregnancy discomfort and birthing pains.
Bayberry Root/Bark: As a member of the myrtle family its astringent properties make it another cardiovascular tonic and useful in suppressing bleeding.
Other Ingredients: Vegetable glycerin, distilled water, and approx. 5% - 10% organic grain alcohol.
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.