Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Herbs for Childbirth and Miscarriage

    Dr. Christopher formulated two wonderful herbal formulas for women that cannot be found anywhere else.  Recently both formulas have been out of stock, due to scarce availability of the False Unicorn herb that is found in both products. It always amazes me how quickly people start ordering these formulas when we have them.  They are definitely herbs that women want to have on hand for the coming Childbirth as well as in case of threatened miscarriage.

Birth Prep    The Birth Prep formula formerly was called the six-weeks formula due to the fact that it is used only during the last six weeks of the pregnancy.  Birth Prep formula is an aid in giving elasticity to the pelvic and vaginal area and strengthening the reproductive organs for easier delivery.   It is also used for 2 - 3 weeks after the birth to help shrink the uterus and bring everything back into place.  I have heard many women talk of the birth experience without this formula and then the amazing difference when they used Birth Prep.  Women report that the birthing process is much shorter and less intense when the Birth Prep Formula was used. 

    In the book Dr. Mom’s Healthy Living, the author talks about the stories of Indian women working the the field until it was time to have their babies.  They would step into the trees, squat, give birth to their baby, put it in a papoose, strap them in, and go back to work.  Indian women were well aware of natural healing and knew which herbs to take in in order to prepare their body for childbirth.  This is exactly what the Birth Prep formula is meant to do, help get the job done quickly and efficiently and get back to life.

    Directions for using Birth Prep are: six weeks before the due date take 1 capsule daily for the first week, 2 capsules daily during the second week & 2 capsules three times a day for the third week and thereafter or as directed by your health care professional. Six capsules daily is the maximum dosage suggested.  Available in capsules.

False Unicorn and Lobelia    False Unicorn & Lobelia is the Anti-Miscarriage Formula.  In the book Dr. Mom’s Healthy Living, the author Sandra Ellis wants people to be aware that when using the False Unicorn & Lobelia Formula, it will help the body to accomplish whatever it needs to do.  If the baby is healthy and the pregnancy is viable, then it will help stop the miscarriage.  However, if there is something wrong with the baby or the pregnancy is not viable, then it will help the body to abort the fetus.  It is important to understand this principle, because if you are using this formula to stop a miscarriage from happening, you need to understand that it may have the opposite effect.  It may help the body to flush the pregnancy because there is something wrong. 

    In the book Every Woman’s Herbal by Dr. Christopher and Cathy Gileadi an experience is told of a woman that was threatening miscarriage.  A few of the students of Cathy who is a midwife went to help, and gave the woman False Unicorn and Lobelia.  It  was obvious that the miscarriage was going to happen so they took her to the hospital.  When the doctor had her on the table, she started to abort the baby.  The doctor gasped saying, “That baby is dead and has been dead about six weeks.  I have never seen a baby abort itself like this, you must have been using something special.”  He remarked that he would love to be able to give women this formula, but wouldn't dare for it would get him into trouble.

    Directions for using False Unicorn & Lobelia according to Dr. Mom’s Healthy Living: take 2 capsules every 1/2 hour until bleeding stops or becomes worse - then take 2 capsules every hour for the rest of the day.  Take 2 capsules three times per day after that.  Stay on bed rest, stay down and rest until the cramping and bleeding subside.  Available in capsules.

Dr. Mom's Healthy Living     Sandra Ellis, the author of Dr. Mom’s Healthy Living is a master herbalist, midwife and mother of 15 children and 40 grandchildren.  She also teaches at the School of Natural Healing.  I love her book, she has experienced so many things that we can all learn from.  This book will make a great addition to your herbal library.  Click here to order books.

Every Woman's Herbal Every Woman's Herbal, by Dr. Christopher & Cathy Gileadi
A book for women of all ages, who desire natural health and vitality. Dr. Christopher & Cathy Gileadi span the life of women, offering bountiful knowledge to aide puberty, preparation for childbearing, pregnancy, the new baby, healthy women, and menopause. Other topics include: Nutrition, Hormone Therapy, Infertility, Healthy Recipes and more. Hardbound, 232 pages.

   You can order online at Herbs First or call in an order at 801-228-1901.


  1. Can you please share about the old school directions for Birth Prep compared to the newer ones? How it used to be increased by 1 pill a week and now has newer directions to jump to six a day after taking two a day? It's confusing to know which is best! *THANK YOU!* :)

    ~sandi, titus2fam at yahoo dot com

    1. They are as follows:
      Birth Prep directions: This product is only to be used under a professional health care provider during the last 6 weeks of pregnancy. Take 1 capsule daily for the 1st week, 2 capsules daily during the 2nd week & 2 capsules 3 times a day for the 3rd week and thereafter or as directed by your health care professional. 6 capsules daily is the maximum dosage suggested.
      To my knowledge they have not changed.