Arnica for Postpartum

Homeopathic Arnica 200C is an extremely valuable remedy to have on hand immediately following a birth.  There are several applications for using this remedy – some of the most important are:

  • The shakes after birth – if you have had a baby you will likely remember the shaking that usually occurs after a birth.   Arnica will ground you, return your body to the present and allow you to stop shaking.  You can take the remedy (2 pellets) ASAP after your baby is born.
  • Postpartum bleeding – Arnica works to speed the healing process after you give birth and one aspect of this is assisting in controlling bleeding.  Taking Arnica for the seven days after your birth will allow you to stop bleeding faster and if hemorrhage is an issue will reduce the possibility of this if taken immediately following the birth.
  • Swelling and bruising – Arnica will greatly reduce the discomfort of swelling and bruising of the perineum after birth.  If there is a hematoma, tearing or cutting then Arnica is an even greater support measure. 
  • Babies – if your baby has experienced any level of trauma – i.e:  bleeding, bruising, shoulder dystocia, vacuum or forceps extraction then Arnica will definitely deal with the sensations of pain and shock – give immediately after the birth and continue until the symptoms are gone. 

For more in-depth information on homeopathic remedies for the postpartum including a recommendation for a postpartum kit to be used for the seven days following the birth please refer to my website – and my on-line e-book – A Homeopathic Guide to a Vibrant Pregnancy.


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