Originally Posted by leila1213
Okay, I actually have more questions. How much do you take, and when do you start?
Also, is it normal to have cramps after DTD? Just checking.
I took arnica after the labor. If you have your baby in the hospital, I would probably be discrete about taking it since most drs are not cool with natural medicine. I had a homebirth, and my midwife is for homeopathy. If you can only get a 30c potency at the store, I would take several more doses than with the stronger 200c. /to know how much to take, I take it and see how I feel. If I see improvement, and then a few hours get worse, I take it again. And so on. A few doses usually does the trick. Sure you will feel sore anyway, but thats labor for ya.
And about dtd... yeah it is common to get cramps from it. I never had and issues with that with my first child, but this 2nd time, dtd was so uncomfortable afterwards. I hurt everywhere, and always got tons of braxton hicks. It never put me into pre labor except when I actually went into labor (but I knew I was already going to have it that day from a few crampy twinges in my back earlier that day.)
You could check in the pregnancy forum or your due date club for more info too.