your unborn baby
growing fetus draws its minerals from your body. You need
your baby with all the minerals it needs to grow healthy bones, and not
in teeny pill-sized amounts, either. Bone broth is good, but you should
supplement with other minerals that you can eat in bulk. I would
suggest edible red desert clay to start, because you can mix it with
liquid and eat it from a spoon. Powdered dolomite or similar that you
can mix in a smoothie or cup of coffee is good, or pack it into gelatin
capsules. Pre-natal mineral supplements are not enough. You
to take a lot of
minerals from varied sources. See Minerals
gravity. Gravity will help pull the child in the
direction you want it to go. Don't lie down flat or bend in the middle.
If you want to rest, lean back at an angle about the same incline as a
child's slide. And drink lots of water. Lots of water will create
pressure pushing out from the inside and gravity will pull from the
+ Arnica oil dripped onto pads and placed on the vulva after birth are
said to speed recovery and help heal any hermorrhoids that may have
occurred during the birth.
+ Pads can be made with terry-cloth hand towels folded into a pad and
held in place with snug fitting underpants. Rinse and then launder with
regular laundry to re-use.
to see the laws in your jurisdiction and make your decision from
bathtub can be used for a water birth, though you will probably want
some kind of back rest so you can stay in a slanted-downward position.
people eat their placenta, or at least a few bites of it. If that
doesn't appeal to you, you can put the placenta into a low temperature
dehydrator and pack the dried placenta into gelatin capsules and still
get some of its nutritional value. Eating placenta is supposed to
prevent post-partum depression. For more on the reasons why animals
and traditional people eat the placenta,
Don't cut the umbilical cord from the baby until it has stopped pulsing
and there is no more blood in it.
you have previously had a natural birth and know what to expect, you
may hope for the special experience of giving birth to your baby by
yourself, as long as it is legal in your jurisdiction. You may want to
hire a midwife or doula to help you make these decisions, and to have
as a standby if birthing on your own becomes unfeasible.
your birth is attended or unattended, the traditional position for a
birthing mother-led birth is in a squat or deep-knee bend, while
rocking back and forth on the pelvis. Because westerners are used to
sitting on chairs, they probably don't have the muscles to maintain a
rocking squat, so other forms of supporting the pelvis are used, such
as the birthing chair.
+ Drink at least a pint of home-made ale a day as a galactagogue (milk
+ Many people swear that a squirt of breastmilk is the cure for many
infections or external ailments.
for a baby
Bring the baby to bed with you, wrapped up in enough toweling so you
don't need to get up during the night.
+ During the day, get a sling or baby-wearer that
allows the baby to nurse while attached to your front without your
having to use your hands to hold the baby. A small baby blanket in a
color matching the sling or baby-wearer that can be placed over the
baby while they are nursing can protect the sensitivities of passersby,
or protect you from the curious stares of the more enlightened.
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+ An old traditional practice of giving a teething child an amber
necklace to chew on is making a modern comeback. Alabaster teething
rings are good because they give the child something cool to bite on.
Any, flat smooth rock that is too big for the child to get fully into
its mouth can be used by a child. If you're not sure how big is big
enough, check out commercial teething rings and make sure it is bigger
than that. See tinyurl.com/teethingamber to
help you decide if amber is right for your baby.
+ A modern all-natural commercial product that is highly recommended
for teething pain is Hyland's Teething Tablets.
+ A traditional remedy for colic (gas
pains in the intestine) is to make a tea with one teaspoon of fennel,
dill or aniseed in a in a pint of water. Simmer for 10 minutes and then
strain out the seeds and cool. Give the infant a small amount mixed
with water at first and see how they react to it, and use this to judge
how much or how dilute you will continue to give to the child.
+ Don't mutilate baby boys by circumcising them.
Tell friends and family you will gladly accept hand-me-down and used
clothes and baby items. Many people are unsure about giving old clothes
to people out of fear of offending them.
home, clothe your child in shirts that reach down below the feet, but
do not have any trouser legs to undo. Learn to recognize the signs that
the child is about to eliminate and instruct all able-bodied adults
that it is their duty to whisk the child immediately to the potty chair
when those signs are imminent.
When you do use diapers (nappies), try to use cloth diapers as much as
possible. If you're eating plenty of minerals yourself, or if you're
adding extra minerals to formula if formula feeding, feces should not
be as messy as they would be in a highly-acidic diet. After washing,
hang them on an outdoor line to dry.
for a young child
a neti pot and teach your young child how to use it as soon as
they are able to learn.
your own soap and cleaning products. If this is too much effort and you
need to buy a commercial soap, Dr. Bronner's in considered one of the
safest to use around children and other living things.
+ Good first foods are avocado or banana. Primitive people often chew
the new food and insert it into the baby's mouth to pass on the enzymes
needed to digest the food as well as the food itself.
+ Make all your foods from scratch so you will know what ingredients go
+Serve bone broth for breakfast.
+ Let children play in the dirt.
+ Don't use chemical air-fresheners.
Fresh air is healthier than stale, indoor air. Try to get some air into
the house, even in winter. Don't live in an air-tight house.
+ Cure pinkeye by dropping a little cod liver oil or vitamin a and d
into the eye.
+ Get rid of cable, before your child knows about it. Watch entertainment from approved sources only via the internet.
Remedy Your Child Can Make
and slice and onion. Cover with brown sugar. Keep in a glass or ceramic
bowl, covered, for a day and then pour the syrup that results into a
glass jar, filtering out the solid pieces of onion. Store in a glass
jar in the fridge and take a spoonful as needed. Don't make a lot at
one time because it will go off in about a week
are toxic swill
them if you legally can. If you can't, the longer you can
postpone the vaccine, the less harm it will do the child. Give them
vitamins A and D and cod liver oil before and after they have to get
+ Some people recommend taking arnica before vaccinations.
+ When dealing with allopathic doctors, it is usually better to smile
nod, accept what they say and then do what you want.
Some people choose to bring their child to visit other children who
have chicken pox or other childhood diseases to get exposure and
building immunity out of the way at a convenient time.
traditional cultures had a shared sleeping area for all family members.
However, you should not feel that this is required and if you want to
sleep with your child only and not your husband when the baby is small,
you should not feel pressured to not do so. The same goes for the
family dog. If you want to sleep with the baby alone, you
just find a place to sleep where you and the baby will be alone and
tell anyone else that that is just the way it's going to be.
Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler