A Partus Preparator Can Help Your Birthing Experience
Partus preparators (partus meaning ‘labour’, preparators meaning ‘preparatory’) are herbs historically used during the last weeks of pregnancy to tone the uterus and prepare for labour and expedite recovery.
Partus preparators or birth preparation tonics work very well to help facilitate a natural birth. They are usually taken from week 34 and onward increasing in dosage through the weeks. A partus prep is often continued several days after giving birth to assist with healing and help the uterus get back to normal size.
You can take these preventive tonic herbs even if you are feeling fine now at 34 weeks. The tonic will help you through the last few weeks of pregnancy where previously unidentified problems may appear, potentially complicating your birthing plans. Most, if not all, women who plan to give natural birth will benefit from taking a partus preparator.
During the last part of the third trimester, it is important to stress that a good diet and nutritional supplements specifically indicated for 3 trimester are very important for a smooth delivery and a healthy baby.
Any specific health problems you may be experiencing e.g. gestational diabetes, leg cramps or Braxton Hicks or insomnia can also be improved with nutritional medicine.
There are a number of herbs which are safe and with a long history of use as partus preps. However, to ensure that you receive the correct dosage of quality assured herbs (safety), a partus preparator is best prescribed by a qualified naturopath or herbalist rather than self-prescribed. Your tonic will be individually prescribed based on your pregnancy.
Please contact us if, you would like more information on how to prepare for labour with our partus preparator formulations and to find out if it is suitable for you.