Traditionally dates have been used for centuries to prepare for labour and now we have research to back it. While we don’t know exactly how it works it is thought that dates have an oxytocin-like effect on the body, leading to increased sensitivity of the uterus. They stimulate uterine contractions and reduce postpartum haemorrhage, the way oxytocin does. Read on..
If someone asked you if you are bringing a comb to labour, you’d be puzzled right? Well, they know that a comb can be used as a natural pain relief method.