Drinking two or three cups per day of the following herbal mixture will add substantially to the mother’s health throughout pregnancy and lessen pain and bleeding during birth. These herbs are primarily nutritive in nature, providing much-needed vitamins and minerals in a form that the body can easily assimilate. The tea should be taken postpartum as well, to help tone the uterus and build a healthy milk supply. Most people find the tea mild and pleasant tasting. If you find it unpleasant, try drinking one cup every day anyway. If you really can’t drink it, there are other forms of the herbs (pills or tinctures) which can be substituted.