arnica

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  1. Babylicious

    Babylicious Well-Known Member

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    anyone took this after labour? does it work?
     
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    zebrastripes Well-Known Member

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    do you mean like if you tear? I use arnica for bruises and grazes and it works great
     
  3. Gem & Leland

    Gem & Leland Well-Known Member

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    think its best to take it for a week or so first and i beleive it helps with healing
     
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    my MW told me to get that when i had some bruising after the birth but i never got around to it!
     
  5. valentine

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    I took arnica tablets (tiny weeny pills) for 3 times a day along with paracetemol and ibuprofen - the arnica was to help with healing and the painkillers for killing pain (obviously!).

    I took that cocktail for about 3 weeks and still took a while to heal (labia grazes and 2nd degree tear) - I guess I don't know how I would have felt or healed without it but it certainly didn't do any harm!

    Valentine Xxx
     
  6. paradysso

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    ive already started taking arnica in prep for the section, i find it helps alot with healing.
     
  7. Sammystar

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    It does work, it's really powerful stuff.

    I had a third degree and episiotomy after Sam and I was in agony. I had a lump the size of an apple between my legs. I had to take the tiny little pills in water every hour or two. It really helped. Lavendar helped as well, but the smell made me feel sick :puke:
     
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    I took arnica to name but one after Isaac's birth, but there's plenty you can take during labour, which I did, they are safe, you cannot overdose and they won't harm LO either, this kit might be worth a look if you're interested?

    https://www.helios.co.uk/cgi-bin/store. ... &sku=DH18C
     
  9. paradysso

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    thanks for that link... im ordering it now
     
  10. jenni32

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    I didn't take it but really wish I had. Defo worth a go I think.
     
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    I will be taking arnica from 38 weeks, for best results you should take arnica for 7 days after birth but then it stops being effective so you should take rhustox instead, similar effect but it works post natal much better.

    I think the stuff is fab and give it to my pets too. One horse i had made a huge recovery from what they thought would be a premamant knee injury thanks to arnica and rhustox. :cheer:
     
  12. Babylicious

    Babylicious Well-Known Member

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    thanks girls :cheer:
     
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