Pregnancy and childbirth have to be the most natural things in the world but if you feel unwell do not try selfdiagnosis or self-help but seek professional advice.It is not a good idea to take any potions, herbal or otherwise when you are pregnant unless they have been specifically prescribed for you.The following remedies are merely external and will make you Feel more comfortable.It is also essential that you eat the right Foods when you are pregnant and most particularly that you avoid junk Foods, alcohol and smoking.It is a well known Fact that pregnant women should look only on beautiful things and be at peace so that their child may be born contented.
Tea and a sweet plain biscuit before you sit up or move a foot out of bed in the morning will help prevent morning
Orange juice with honey or a few drops of orange flower water in warm water at night will help you sleep.
To prevent varicose veins do not stand still for long periods of time but do plenty of gentle walking.Do not wear restrictive clothing.Do put your legs up-a pillow under the Feet in bed.at night and legs up on a stool or pouffe when sitting.Swim if you can.
* Herbal teas The only, very mild, infusions that I would suggest are lime or camomile for insomnia and tension.They will also relieve morning sickness as will meadowsweet and peppermint.If you stiffer from morning sickness consistently find out whether you are deficient in vitamin E or B but do nothing until advised by your practitioner.
* Honey both for yourself and for your body lt is believed that any baby brought up on honey from birth will avoid many of the problems associated with allergies and be strengthened against infection.
* Massage oils All through pregnancy and after the baby is born gently massage the stomach, breasts and thighs with olive or sunflower oil to ensure that stretch marks are kept to a minimum.Massage the legs upwards from the ankle to prevent varicose veins.Use the following therapeutic oil 3 drops of essential oil of cypress and 2 drops each of lavender and lemon mixed into 1 eggcupful of sun flower oil.Massage the soles of the feet for utter is relaxation.A special formula to keep breasts firm is to add 1 drop each of essential oils of rose and orange to an eggcup of apricot oil and use this to massage with.It will also promote peaceful thoughts.
Melt the lanolin and cocoa butter together in a bowl in a bain marie then stir in the warm apricot oil.Warm the orange flower water to the same temperature in a separate bowl and dissolve the borax in it.Beat the water into the oils and continue beating until the mixture is cool.Add the essential oil and spoon this fluffy, gloriously scented cream into a dry, clean pot.Seal tightly.Apricot oil has an excellent softening effect on wrinkles and slightly sagging skin so make use of it where weight loss is greatest after the baby is born.