Taken in the last 2 weeks of pregnancy for induction in labour, when there are emotional or other issues causing dystocia (difficult birth caused by awkwardly positoned baby – smallness of maternal pelvis or failure of uterus & cervix to contract & expand, disco-ordinated contractions.
|Remedy||Symptoms covered by specific remedy|
|Act. Rac 30c (Cimicifuga)||Tones cervical muscles (‘ripens’ the cervix), relieves agitation & excitability – pain in ovarian region. Where lack of rhythm, strong contractions but no dilating. Patient says “can’t go on” – gloomy, worse for noise. Actions the uterus, rendering easier labour. Patient feels cold.|
|Caulophyllum 30c||Enables os to dilate easily. Establishes strong productive contractions in 1st stage of labour. Useful when patient is exhausted and pushing/urge deficient, contractions short & irregular, feeble or feel sharp- in lower pelvic region/groin – shaking, trembling, irritable.|
|Gelsemuim 30c||Anticipatory anxiety (performance anxiety – fear of moving forward in labour – doubt which can go on with labour(exhausted, trembling with pains in joints & muscles), nervous chills in 1st stage of labour. Feelings as if uterus squeezed – like a wave from uterus to throat, ending with a choking sensation which seems to impede labour. Uterine inertia in labour. Threatened abortion from sudden depressing emotions. Inefficient labour pains or none at all. Contractions hurt back – pain as if baby ascending rather than descending. Tight band cervix – holding back.|
|Nat Mur 30c||Holding back emotions, feel ‘stuck’, selfconscious & vulnerable. Patient often has headaches, craves fresh air & gulps water. This remedy often ‘flicks the switch’ and labour progresses rhythmically. Helps balance the amniotic fluid & water balance.|
|Pulsatilla 30c||Changeability (physically & emotionally), Stop/Start labour with weak contractions - spaced out contractions that are too long/intense, little dilation. No expulsive energy. Patient is irritable with an ‘irritable uterus’,is clingy, weepy, needy and wants sympathy. Used to ‘kickstart’ labour.|
As a general rule, if a positive response has not been seen within 24-48 hours, please consult with your homeopathic practitioner or your General Practitioner.
Suck 3-5 pillules on a clean mouth 3 x daily in the last 2 weeks of pregnancy and through labour (and alternate with the POST-NATAL BLUES 200C remedy, half to one hourly during labour where evidence of fear(of death during labour), grief, trauma and/or symptoms of PTSD(Post traumatic stress disorder) occur.)
See a Homeopath or Obstetrician should baby not turn.