I tried Wishgarden tincture for afterpains last time, as well as that CALM drink, and they didnt even phase my afterpains at all! I ended up taking Aleve on the 3rd night so I could sleep and it helped so much but I hated that i took a drug! So I'm wondering about alternatives. Those were the only 2 I knew of and they didnt help in the least :( I found this recipe today http://foodbabe.com/2013/01/29/turmeric-cooler-an-anti-inflammatory-juice/ and was very impressed. I would add ginger for it's anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties too! But I have no idea if this would help. It may help with pain due to the birth, but I really need something for my afterpains, they are BAD.
What are u doing for pain/swelling postpartum and afterpains?
Edited by EA77 - 6/19/13 at 2:01am
Cool thanks! EA77, the CALM drink I was talking about is a calcium/magnesium drink lol and it did nothing for me last time :( My midwife recommends drinking a cup a day (while pregnant) of red raspberry leaf+ alfalfa or nettles tea to prevent hemmorage after birth. You might try doing that and maybe u wouldnt need the shot! Cant hurt right :)
Your welcome EA77, I should point out that the mixture that was recommended to me was RRL + Alfalda OR Nettle's, not both in the same cup. But you could alternate days or weeks like I do. Sometime's I throw in alfalfa, other days its nettles :D Getting lots of animal based vitamin K would be good too in the form of grass fed/finished organically raised meats :) And leafy greens for plant based.
I wasn't able to find oatstraw, so that's why I just got the other 3.
This is a link to a book but you can see the list of homeopathics for after birth pains. Hit the arrow at the top to see the next page.
Afterpains, yes, that sucked. Ibuprofen worked well, but for some reason made me sick, so I had to take acetaminophen which didn't work as well. Lasted about three days.
Swelling/other issues: peri bottle was my best friend for awhile. Used a lot of tucks pads as I recall. Dermaplast is nice for about the first week or so. Sitz baths were heavenly.
Took a long time for the above to go away completely, didn't feel quite right for about a month or so.