1. Does it really work?
Propartum Drops has been very effective with a very high success rate. We get an extremely high reorder rate on the product, indicating that our customers are very satisfied with it. In fact, it has been sold to literally thousands of customers in virtually every country around the world!
2. How long has this product been on the market?
All of our natural remedies are formulated by our expert team of herbalists, naturopaths and homeopaths, and headed by Michele Carelse. Michele has been providing these natural remedies to her clients, with great success, for over ten years. All Native Remedies products are manufactured according to the highest pharmaceutical standards - using only the best quality raw ingredients from nature's medicine chest - that is why we are The Natural Choice.
3. What exactly does Propartum Drops do?
Propartum Drops is a 100% natural, safe and effective herbal formula that prepares and tones the uterus for birth and maintains well-being in the mother-to-be, supporting a healthy and satisfying birth.
4. What does Propartum Drops contain?
Propartum Drops is a 100% herbal formula which contains the following carefully selected herbs in therapeutic dosage:
- Squaw Vine (Mitchella repens) is an herbal remedy known to be very effective tonic which can be used in preparation for a labor and birth. Native Americans have used this plant to support childbirth for many centuries. This herb supports healthy contractions for a healthy labor as well as feelings of well-being in the mother.
- Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) is an excellent tonic for the uterus and for healthy contractions. It can also support endurance and vitality necessary for the labor process. In traditional use, licorice root tea has been used successfully for supporting delivery of the newborn as well as the placenta. Studies have also indicated the usefulness of Glycyrrhiza for the female reproductive system in general (Armanini D, Castello R, Scaroni C, et al. Treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome with spironolactone plus licorice. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2007 Mar;131(1):61-7.).
- Passion Flower (Passiflora incarnata) is used as a natural nerve tonic and can help to support the expectant mother’s mind before birth. Research has supported the use of Passiflora in maintaining calmed mood (Bourin, M., Bougerol, T., Guitton, B., and Broutin, E. "A combination of plant extracts in the treatment of outpatients with adjustment disorder with anxious mood: controlled study versus placebo." Fundam.Clin Pharmacol 1997;11(2):127-132.).
- Raspberry leaves (Rubus idaeus) are known to be an excellent herbal supplement for pregnant women, especially those who are nearing the very end of their pregnancy. This herb helps to maintain healthy tone of the uterine ligaments and supports the health of the mother and growing baby. Raspberry leaves are also a well known tonic for the birth process itself which has been documented in studies (Parsons, M., Simpson, M., and Ponton, T. "Raspberry leaf and its effect on labour: safety and efficacy." Aust.Coll.Midwives.Inc.J 1999;12(3):20-25.).
Native Remedies' products are created using our Full Spectrum Approach™ (FSA), a set of standards and processes that combines the best quality, laboratory-tested, raw ingredients, good manufacturing practices and a Full Spectrum manufacturing method to guarantee you products of the highest quality, safety and effectiveness.
This product contains no animal products, gluten, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, is suitable for lacto-vegetarians, is not tested on animals, and backed by our One Year Unconditional Money Back Guarantee.
5. Is Propartum Drops approved by the FDA?
The FDA oversees all food and drug products. Since Propartum Drops is an herbal dietary supplement, they fall under the ambit of the FDA. In 1994, the FDA set up guidelines for dietary supplements, including labeling requirements, and created the Dietary Supplement Health Education Act (DSHEA). Propartum Drops follows all of DSHEA's guidelines. In addition, Native Remedies is an FDA-registered Food Facility, and all of our products are manufactured in a Pharmaceutical Graded, GMP-certified facility to guarantee the highest degree of consistency, reliability and potency.
6. How do I use Propartum Drops?
Dilute drops in a small amount of water, juice or milk.
Adults: Add 15 drops to approximately 1/4 cup of boiled water, allow to cool and drink 3 times daily during the last 2-3 weeks of pregnancy.
Caution: Use during the last 2-3 weeks before due date only and only under the supervision of a doctor, homeopath, naturopath, midwife or doula.
7. In what form does Propartum Drops come?
Propartum Drops comes in a convenient tincture drop formula.
8. How do you properly store this product?
Best storage is in a cool (not cold) dark place out of direct sunlight such as a cupboard or closet. The product does not need to be refrigerated.
9. How long until support is seen?
This remedy will begin to tone and prepare the uterus from the first dose. Over the next few weeks, sustained support and a platform for birth will be in place.
10. Does Propartum Drops have any side effects?
No, Propartum Drops does not have any side effects as it is 100% herbal and natural. The ingredients of Propartum Drops have a high safety profile and are generally very well tolerated without any side effects or interactions with other drugs.
11. How long does a bottle last?
Each bottle of Propartum Drops contains 50ml. At the recommended full dosage of 15 drops 2-3 times daily, one bottle should last between 3-4 weeks.
12. How do I know when I am really in labor?
There are a number of signs to indicate that you are in labor. Although you should be aware of these signs, remember that many women experience things differently and what may apply to you may not apply to others. This is perfectly normal.
Also remember that 'false alarms' are common and many women mistake the normal activity of late pregnancy as an indication that they are going into labor.
This is a time when your body is 'getting into gear' and there may be one or two 'practice runs' before the real thing! If you arrive at the hospital or birthing center certain that you are in labor only to be sent home- don't be embarrassed- it happens all the time!
13. What are some signs of labor?
Regular contractions that become more frequent, closer together and increase in intensity. While the normal contractions of late pregnancy (called 'Braxton Hicks' contractions) may often be mistaken for the onset of labor, you can be relatively certain that labor has begun if your contractions have been going for about an hour, are evenly spaced about 5 minutes apart and last for about a minute each.
A gush or constant trickle of fluid from the vagina indicating that your water has 'broken'.
Passing of the mucus 'plug' that keeps the uterus closed during pregnancy. This is sometimes called a 'show'.
A bloody or brownish mucus discharge accompanying the above symptoms.
Don't hesitate to call your midwife, doctor or birth assistant if you are not sure. They will be able to reassure you and want to know of any changes that occur -even if you are not yet in true labor.
14. How painful is childbirth really?
Many first time mothers ask this question and characteristically receive lots of vague reassurance from friends and family - along with a host of 'horror stories' about their own birthing experiences! The truth is that most labor comes with some degree of pain but it varies from woman to woman and can range from mild to severe.
Many women also report that, while they experience pain, it is different in quality from other types of pain - especially as there is such a great reward at the end of it. Perception and tolerance levels of pain also play a large part in how you experience your labor - there are many things that can be done to reduce pain and assist with a more comfortable delivery.
15. How do I know that these herbs are safe during pregnancy?
Propartum Drops contain herbs that have been safely used for centuries in traditional folk medicine to prepare women for childbirth. Because of their tonic effect on the uterus, they should not be used during the earlier stages of pregnancy, but only in the last two to three weeks to strengthen contractions and prepare the uterus for birth.
Despite the safety of the herbs during this time, it should be remembered that herbs are medicines and should therefore be used in pregnancy only under supervision of your doctor, midwife, doula or other health professional.
16. What else can I do?
Prepare yourself mentally, physically and spiritually for the birth by reading books on childbirth, joining a support group for pregnant women, speaking to other mothers or even your own mother or mother-in-law.
Take good care of yourself in the form of a balanced diet, getting enough rest, relieving stress, meditating and talking with your partner about the future. This will be invaluable in preparing yourself for labor, birth and parenthood.
Organize a birth plan including the place you would like to deliver (e.g. home, birthing center or hospital), who should be present and your preferences of medical interventions in different circumstances.
A supportive environment at the birth has been shown to be one of the most important factors in the speed of delivery and how much pain the mother feels. Think carefully about who you would like to have present at the birth for support and consider a trained doula or birthing assistant.