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.
Rather than leaving it as a tea, beautiful golden extracts were made and combined to create an easy to take, quickly absorbed, liquid formulation.
The patient Amish moms of central Michigan where the first to use Gentle Birth Formula for 5 weeks before their due date and they were amazed to truly give birth gently!
Here is what they experienced:
Much easier labor and delivery
Advanced dilation before the pains became uncomfortable (72%)
Minimal postpartum bleeding (87%)
Shorter recovery time (85%)
Less pain during labor and delivery (70%)
Shorter and easier labors for those with a history of long difficult births
Happier, well contented babies
Gentle Birth Formula went on to 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.
What is in Gentle Birth Formula
Red Raspberry leaf extract
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. Yes, the leaves are from the same bush that produces red raspberries. If you are taking additional Red Raspberry supplements or you are taking the Herbal Vita-Mom.we suggest using Gentle Birth without Red Raspberry.
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.
As a member of the myrtle family its astringent properties make it another cardiovascular tonic and useful in suppressing bleeding.
You will need the 4 oz. bottle for 5 weeks. Take ¼ teaspoon in warm water 1-3 times daily, or as needed.
Julie Levijoki on 08/08/2016 04:00:00
Gentle Birth is AWESOME!
I have used Gentle Birth twice now, with my 7th and 8th births. All I can say is YES! Yes! YES! I love this product! I had much milder contractions and shorter hard labor and had water breaking on its own (although I'm not sure this is one of the results from GB). I definitely recommend this to EVERY mommy-to-be!
Marlina Fischer on 10/14/2015 04:00:00
Never have a baby without it!
My mother always took a blend of these herbs for the last 5 weeks of every pregnancy, but hers were capsuled powders. They were called Aunt Gwen's Formula. I took that with my first baby and they always gave me heartburn. I love the Gentle Birth Formula because it really makes a difference, without the discomfort of heartburn. This is a great product!
Carrie Dale on 10/14/2015 04:00:00
I wish I would have known about this with my first three pregnancies. I went almost the full two weeks over with my first three kids. I used the product with my last baby and she came within a week before her due date. I wasn't sure it would work for me and so wasn't prepared when my water broke (which they have always had to break for me with previous deliveries). I wish I could say that labor was easier and better for me, but after almost a day of no contractions after the water broke, midwife sent me to the hospital where Pitocin was started. She was born with only 7 contractions and 3 pushes (only 8cm dilated) after 9 hours of Pitocin and the threats of C-section. Wish I could have had the gentle birth experience....
Melissa Mathis on 10/13/2015 04:00:00
I would give this more then 5 stars! I took this for my 3rd pregnancy. This was my second natural birth but was very scared remembering the pain from the 2nd. This I believe helped me through it. I started taking at 36 weeks as directed. I went into labor at 39w4days. My labor was 2 hours long and was the best experience ever. I didn't feel an insane amount of pain until I was ready to push. If I ever have another baby this will be the first thing I buy!
Jessica Hansen on 12/16/2016 20:19:18
Not impressed....I took this formula with out blue coshosh for my second pregnancy and ordered it again for my 3rd. They sent me the wrong formula and I have to cover shipping...to me that's not good costumer service. I was very careful to make sure I selected the correct formula too. Very disappointed.