Red Raspberry Leaf: This herb is a uterine tonic. A common misconception is that it makes your uterus contract. It doesn’t. It just helps to tone the uterine muscles so that when you’re in labour, you have a well functioning uterus to help you push that baby out. It contains an alkaloid called fragrine which gives tone to the muscles around the pelvis. This herb is also very nutritive, rich in vitamin C, E, A, B, calcium, iron, phosphorus and potassium. It’s also known to prevent miscarriage, hemorrhage, morning sickness, and helps with pain relief during labour and after birth.
Nettle: This herb is known for its nutritive effects. It’s rich in chlorophyll, iron, vitamin K and a wide array of vitamins and minerals to support your pregnancy. It can also help with the dreaded leg cramps and muscle spasm, pain relief during and after birth, preventing hemorrhage (due to vitamin K content), reducing hemorrhoids and increasing breast milk.
Calendula: This herb is an astringent, tonifying to the tissues and a vulnerary to the skin and tissues of the body.