I recently read an article on Mothering.com about postpartum care and healing. The author (who is a midwife) suggested supplementing with calcium magnesium to help with after birth pains.
Calcium magnesium combination has been my friend since I gave birth to my 5th child. Although I had afterbirth care, no one knew what to do to relieve afterbirth pains. I suffered for days with the worst pain I have ever endured. I did some extensive research and discovered the benefits of calcium and magnesium. By the time I was ready to give birth to my 6th baby, I knew I wouldn't suffer anymore. I took 1000mg of calcium and 500mcg of magnesium as soon as the baby was born and I didn't feel the afterbirth pains. I was aware of the afterbirth uterine contractions yet experienced no pain. I took one to two tablets a day for 1 week.
I was wondering if you could tell me more about the reasoning behind this? Any advice, research, or additional information from anyone would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!