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Important information for every woman, whether you have given birth by cesarean or vaginally, whether you have had no children of many. Hysterectomy is the most common non-obstetrical procedure for women in our country. Approximately 600,000 are performed each year in the U.S. 1 in 9 women will have one. It’s time for us to focus on our pelvic floor health.

August ICAN of Knoxville Meeting — Pelvic Floor Health

Please join us to hear our guest speaker, Autumn Synowiez, OT, speak to us about our pelvic floor health. Whether you are planning to get pregnant, are pregnant, or have birthed your babies in the past — we can all benefit from good pelvic floor health. Those with diastasis recti, perineal repairs, and cesareans will especially benefit from this information.

Meetings are FREE, however we gratefully accept donations for our local 501c Non Profit Chapter. (suggested donation $1-$3)

Partners and children are welcome for most of our meetings. We respectfully ask that if your child is needing a quiet moment that you step out if needed.

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How to Make Suppositories for Yeast, Endometriosis, or Hemorrhoids

Whether you are trying to conceive, or dealing with some common pregnancy or postpartum issues, there is herbal help! Below is a tutorial for making vaginal or rectal suppositories.

For one suppository:

Mix 1 tsp of natural, 100% cocoa butter (pure with no additives) with the herbs of choice. Shape into a suppository about the size of the first joint of your ring finger. Roll in wax paper and place in the refrigerator to harden. Remove the wax paper before using! Insert cold or else it will soften. It may be a good idea to make up several suppositories at once and store in the refrigerator.

Endometriosis:

  • 100% cocoa butter
  • 10 drops FEM-L (from Good Herbs) OR mixture of Red Raspberry Leaf, Dong Quai, Marshmallow, Ginger, Golden Seal, and Partridge Berry
  • 10 drops Marshmallow
  • 10 drops Lapacho
  • 10 drops Slippery Elm or Slippery Elm powder

Yeast:

  • 100% cocoa butter
  • 10 drops each of Mathake and Lapacho

Alternatively, you can use a vaginal plunger and insert pure, natural plain yogurt containing acidolphilus directly into the vaginal area to restore natural bacteria. Garlic has also been used, but can cause a burning sensation.

Hemorrhoids:

  • 100% cocoa butter
  • 10 drops Dandelion Leaf
  • 10 drops Garlic
  • 10 drops Bilberry

It is recommended you use organic, non-irradiated herbs in liquid form. I use herbs from Good Herbs, inc. www.goodherbs.com

 

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Disclaimer: This information is not intended to replace your medical provider’s instructions or to diagnose medical conditions. Always do your own research and consult your provider if you have questions. Never use herbs if you are pregnant or breastfeeding unless you have consulted your physician.

All Rights Reserved, 2011, Kimberly Sebeck, Knoxville Doula