afterpains and herbal treatments (would especially like to hear from moms of many) - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 2 Old 01-17-2011, 08:27 AM - Thread Starter
 
icxcnika's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 878
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

So with afterpains typically being more intense after subsequent births, I am a little nervous.  My afterpains were very intense after the birth of baby #3, even with a steady dose of ibuprofen.  With baby #4, I'd like to be more educated about ways to help manage them better.  Does anyone have a favorite remedy (such as crampbark) or a favorite combination tincture (such as this one: http://inhishands.com/Afterease.231)? Does RRL tea have any effect?  (I know it's a uterine toner and do typically drink it during pregnancy...I understand that it helps contractions during labor to be more efficient, but does it also help afterward?  And does "more efficient" just mean "more efficient, but not necessarily less painful," or does "more efficient" also mean "less painful?")  

Also, have any of you combined herbal medicines with pain relievers such as ibuprofen?  Thank you for any advice you may have!

icxcnika is offline  
#2 of 2 Old 01-18-2011, 10:53 AM
 
leigh2006's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: MD
Posts: 44
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I used the Afterease tincture after my second was born and am planning on using it again soon with #3.  It worked well for me, but it was only my second :)  I'm hoping it works as well this time around.  I noticed the pains in particular when I was nursing, so I made sure to take the tincture with some tea or water right before I started.  This seemed to help lessen the pain while nursing.

 

 My midwife also recommended RRL tea to help the uterus as it contracts and shrinks back to its normal size.  I don't think the RRL lessens the pain, but I'm not sure.  I did sup with ibuprofen for the first week.  I don't know of anything else to suggest, but would also love to hear from others with more experience.


hbac.gifknit.gifsewmachine.gif
 
SAHM to DD1 12/07, DD2 11/09, and expecting 04/11!
leigh2006 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off