I thought our homebirth moms might be interested in this herbal tea recipe. It is to be drank during third stage, and sounds much nicer than a shot in the thigh.
Ooh, cool! I'm not doing a homebirth, so I won't be able to use it right after Do you think I could drink it when I get home and it would still be effective? I bleed a LOT and am not looking forward to the after pains the 3rd time around!
I wanted to point out that the recipe they show is for primiparas (first time moms). The one they use for multiparas is in the comments below.
Erica, I would think that your birth center with a kitchen would be able to warm it--I'd definitely talk to your midwife about it. It would be harder at the hosptial, though a thermos could work if you stayed home as long as possible so you wouldn't be at the hospital long enough for it to start getting cold.
With DD2, we were at the hospital for 1.5 hours before she was born, so maybe it would stay warm if I have an insulated thermos (assuming things go similarly). I should talk to my midwife about it next week.