Remedies for Threatened Miscarriage
If you experience any vaginal bleeding (or spotting) during your pregnancy, report it to your doctor.
If the cervix is closed, the bleeding is minimal, and other problems have been ruled out, your doctor will most likely prescribe pelvic rest (no intercourse, no tampons, and no douching) for a period of time and may also recommend reducing vigorous activities.
Herbs that may help a threatened miscarriage include:
- red raspberry
- false unicorn
- cramp bark
- black haw
- partridge berry
- teasel root
According to Dr. John R. Christopher, author of School of Natural Healing, "Lobelia is a selective herb. When a fetus is dead, or in an extremely weakened condition, lobelia will cause it to abort. However, if the fetus is well and healthy, and the mother is weak, it will cause the mother to heal and strengthen, enabling her to carry the child until the proper time for delivery."
Before taking any herbs, consult with your doctor and preferably a qualified herbalist.
Eat healthy (helpful nutrients during a threatened miscarriage include vitamin E, vitamin B6, and zinc), drink plenty of water, and do not smoke.