Introducing the 7 most common complaints in pregnancy :

  • Anemia/Fatigue

  • Back Ache

  • Constipation
  • Heartburn
  • Itching Skin
  • Leg Cramps
  • Swelling  


It takes a lot of work and red blood cells to build 50% more blood volume during pregnancy, not to mention growing another person. No wonder you’re tired! Add to that the progesterone in the first trimester and you can probably fall asleep just about anywhere. Anemia or low red blood cell count/hemoglobin is a health problem in pregnancy for both you and for your baby.

The best remedy for low iron is Energizing Iron made by Enzymatic Therapy.

When my midwife told me to take 2 with each meal, I was amazed that my red blood cell count went up almost immediately and I felt better. There are no nasty side effects like constipation and it’s organic.

Back Ache in Pregnancy 

Here are 3 exercises to do in pregnancy for back ache relief:

  1. Cat/Cow
  2. Pelvic Rocking
  3. Forward Fold

You’ll find all three exercises in my free prenatal yoga class below.

And you’ll find them in my 13 Minutes To A Healthy Back in Pregnancy

Constipation in pregnancy 

Here are 6 things to do to relieve constipation in pregnancy:

  1. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables 
  2. Drink 8 glasses of water during the day.
  3. Take Probiotics especially designed for a healthy digestive system and immune system.
  4. Drink dandelion root tea has calcium and iron and promotes good digestion. You can drink it in the morning instead of coffee.
  5. Add dandelion leaves to your salads. They are high in vitamin A and potassium and help with digestion.
  6. Try to avoid eating processed foods and lower your carbohydrate and sugar intake.


There are 8 things that can cure heartburn in pregnancy:

  1. Add 1tsp. of baking soda to 6 ounces of water. Stir, and drink quickly.
  2. Take Probiotics daily
  3. Herbal tonics can help – Red Raspberry leaf capsules or tincture, or tea. And alfalfa capsules. And finally brew a Nettle tea and drink.
  4. Eat raw almonds throughout the day.
  5. Drink aloe vera juice.
  6. Drink coconut water.
  7. Drink 1-2TBS. of apple cider vinegar in water daily.
  8. Digestive enzymes can relieve symptoms of heartburn during pregnancy and improve digestion.

Itching Skin During Pregnancy

Causes of itching skin in pregnancy are hormonal changes, stretching skin and dry skin. A small percentage of women from less than 1% to 2.5% are diagnosed with pruritus gravidarum, also known as PUPS. The liver is affected by the estrogen and progesterone levels and interferes with liver function. You should ask your health care provider about using herbal supplements or see a certified herbalist or acupuncturist.

Things to do about itching skin in pregnancy:

  1. Avoid lotions and soaps with mineral oil. Read labels.
  2. Make sure you’re getting 4000 IU of vitamin D daily or ask your care provider to do a blood test to check your vitamin D levels.
  3. Take fish oil

For PUPS support your liver with the following herbs but check with your care provider first:

  • Dandelion:a detoxifying herb that supports liver function
  • Yellow dock:relieves heat in the circulatory system and builds iron supply
  • Burdock: dispels toxins by means of diuresis (peeing toxins out)
  • Beet root: nourishing and supportive, promotes elimination, cleanses the liver.


Leg Cramps during pregnancy

Leg cramps can occur in pregnancy when there is an imbalance of calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D in the diet.

Swelling in pregnancy

The Best Solution is Follow the Brewer Pregnancy Diet 

If you are getting enough calories, protein (80-100 grams daily), and salt in your pregnancy diet, some swelling is normal.  But if you are not eating beneficial amounts of protein and salt and calories, you may have a blood volume issue. Click on this link  Brewer Pregnancy diet and see what you must eat every day to ensure a healthy pregnancy, baby, and birth.