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Nature's Sunshine 5-W Capsules

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Why it's loved

For those looking for birth prep herbs who aren't a fan of liquid herbal extracts or herbal teas - there's the 5W capsules.

5-W is a herbal combination designed to support women during the final stages of pregnancy, and in preparation for labour.

*It comes with a specific dosage protocol [as suggested by Naturopath & Doula, Kristin Beckedahl) for its use from 35-40 weeks*

It's been used for over 20 years worldwide with many midwives proclaiming great success from its potential benefits.

What it is?

Its name comes from its recommendation to be used in the last 5 weeks of pregnancy, to help facilitate a healthy birth and recovery. 

This specific blend of herbs is aimed at preparing the body for labour and birth in various ways. 

There are herbs which promote the overall toning of uterine tissues in preparation for birth, whilst calming any 'false' contractions. 

5-W does not start labour or promote contractions. It strengthens the pelvic and uterine muscles so that once labour does start, it will be more efficient.

What's in it?

5-W contains proprietary blend of:

Cimicifuga racemosa (Black Cohosh), Mitchella repens (Squaw Vine), Angelica sinensis (Donq Quai), Ruscus aculeatus (Butcher's Broom), Rubus idaeus (Raspberry leaf)

How to use

*It comes with a specific dosage protocol [as suggested by Naturopath & Doula, Kristin Beckedahl) for its use from 35-40 weeks*

5-W is designed to be used from week 35 of pregnancy onwards.

When started at 35 weeks, one bottle of 100 capsules will last up to day one of 40 weeks.

You may purchase another 5-W if there are no signs of readiness for labour, then continue to take it at the 40 week recommended dose.

A second bottle will take you to a little over 42 weeks.

If you are already a little beyond 35 weeks and would still like to use 5W, you can. You'll just need to start at the dose relative to your week of pregnancy. Dosage information is included.

*Please allow enough time for order processing and postage so you can begin the specific dosage instructions at 35 weeks.*

Read the blog: Using Herbs to Prepare for Birth

Safety & considerations

Please note 5-W is not suitable:

- if you're breastfeeding
- if you're prior to 35 weeks
- if you're prone to heavy bleeding
- if you're prone to vasodilative types of headache (due to the Black Cohosh)
- if you suffer from high blood pressure (seek advice)
- if you're on any medications for any problem at all, please check with your healthcare provider if these herbs are compatible

5-W is designed for use in the last 5 weeks of pregnancy

It also comes with a specific dosage protocol formulated by a Naturopath and Doula

Swear by this

"I had my first baby 2 weeks ago and she arrived with in 5 hours from start to finish! I swear these capsules had something to do with that. My labour went really well, I needed no pain relief and she was out in just 5 good pushes. An amazing experience for a first birth, plus a beautiful healthy girl. Highly recommend these!"