Liquid chlorophyll is an amazing asset for pregnant women!
Chlorophyll has many benefits. It contains Vitamins C and K, as well as folic acid, iron, calcium, and protein. All of those are important for pregnant women and their developing babies.
In addition, chlorophyll helps produce more blood in the body. This is especially important for pregnant women because by the end of pregnancy their blood volume has doubled. Taking chlorophyll regularly will help your body keep up with this demand for extra blood.
Because chlorophyll produces more blood volume, my midwife wants me to purchase an entire bottle of chlorophyll to have on hand after my birth. She mentioned that she likes her clients to drink plenty of chlorophyll after giving birth because it helps a woman’s body regain the blood she lost during delivery. (As a side note, chlorophyll is helpful for the same reason after a miscarriage.)
As a matter of personal preference, I would highly recommend purchasing the chlorophyll that is mint flavored. Chlorophyll is definitely an acquired taste. I got to the point where I could take the mint chlorophyll plain (by the tablespoonful) but the unflavored chlorophyll still causes me to gag slightly. The regular chlorophyll works well in tea, however; in fact, that’s a great way to get both the chlorophyll and other teas (red raspberry leaf or a pregnancy tea) that will help prepare your body for birth.
Chlorophyll can be purchased at health food stores or at Amazon.
And, of course, we must include this disclaimer: Neither Carrie nor I are medical professionals. Our desire is to simply share our journey through pregnancy and birth and to share some resources that have been helpful to us. We encourage you to do further research on all of the topics we share…and, of course, to discuss them with your health care provider.
To read the previous posts in this series, check out the following links:
Day 1 – Introduction
Day 2 – Why Choose a Midwife?
Day 3 – Why Homebirth?
Day 4 – Choosing a Midwife
Day 5 – Preparing for a Homebirth
Day 6 – Childbirth Education Classes
Day 7 – Changing Perspective
Day 8 – Gestational Diabetes
Day 9 – Reactions to Homebirth
Day 10 – Natural Induction
Day 11 – Nutrition
Day 12 – Dehydration
Day 13 – Doulas
Day 14 – Scripture Verses
Day 15 – What About Pain Medication?
Day 16 – Exercise