The days after giving birth, and mothers know it well, are a melting pot of emotions. There is perhaps no feeling more intense than that of holding your baby in your arms for the first time. But among the thousands of sensations you feel, and the planning of many new commitments, there is also room for some physical discomfort, linked to the particular condition in which the female body finds itself after pregnancy. After giving birth, in fact, the organism slowly returns to “normalcy”: it is a very gradual process, which requires time and patience. Some tips related to daily lifestyle, if put into practice with a pinch of commitment and perseverance, can do a lot to make the “post partum” phase easier: resume sporting activity a little at a time, for example, follow a diet that is as healthy and balanced as possible, and try to take care of yourself, compatibly with the new rhythms of the day related to the little one. Along with these precautions, it is possible to resort to the help of homeopathic medicines. In many cases, homeopathy proves to be a valid therapeutic choice that for example, the symptoms associated with uterine contractions, asthenia and fatigue, breast and other discomfort that can distinguish the puerperium. Homeopathic medicines, thanks to the high dilutions, are practically free of known toxicity and side effects, and present no risk of interaction if associated with other therapies; they are also practical to take, even without water.
Stitches and uterine contractions
A therapy based on homeopathic medicines can certainly be a good solution to speed up the healing process in case of after-effects of labor, or in the case of a caesarean section. In particular,the use of Arnica montana, at the 5 CH dilution , with a dosage of 5 granules 3 times a day: this medicine is particularly useful for promoting tissue healing and the reabsorption of bruises. Once any sutures have been removed and the episiotomy wound is well healed, arnica montana-based gel can be applied , 2/3 times a day and as needed, gently massaging the affected skin area until completely absorbed. The product should not be used on open wounds. In the days following the birth, contractions may also occur, as the uterus gradually returns to its normal size: nothing abnormal then, but if they were very painful, with a sense of weight and abundant blood loss, I recommend taking Fraxinus 5 CH , with a dosage of 5 granules 3 times a day.
Hemorrhoids can be a very frequent nuisance: in most cases they subside until they disappear about a month from the date of birth. Nutrition in these situations is very important: to my patients I recommend a light diet, rich in fruit, vegetables and whole foods, precious for keeping the intestine clean, and to drink plenty of water. Speaking of homeopathic therapy, it may be useful to apply Avenoc ointment 3-4 times a day after a local wash. After the period of pregnancy, the legs can also be swollen, heavy, together with the appearance of circulatory disorders: in these cases recommend the systematic intake of Arnica montana 5 CH , Hamamelis 5 CH and Vipera redi 15 CH, 5 granules of each 3 times a day, 20 drops in a little water before main meals.
In the case of mothers who are breastfeeding, two different possibilities may occur: the milk supply is excessive, or, on the contrary, hypogalease may occur, a reduced production of milk. In both cases, homeopathy offers an answer: in case of excessive milk supply with breast engorgement recommendion is Phytolacca 7 CH , while hypogalease can be favorably influenced by taking Ricinus 5 CH. In both cases, the dosage is 5 granules 3 times a day. Furthermore, during breastfeeding, fissures, small cracks, often painful, may appear on the nipple: to relieve the related discomfort, I recommend to mothers the use of Nitricum acidum 9 CH and Graphites 9 CH, always with a dosage of 5 granules 3 times a day.
The more or less abundant hair loss takes the name of “defluvium post partum”, and is one of the most frequent manifestations of the period immediately following childbirth. For these patients generally can prescribe Sepia 9 CH , with a dosage of 5 granules 3 times a day, also excellent for better dealing with some inevitable moments of sadness or discouragement.
Fatigue and asthenia
Tiredness and asthenia are naturally related disorders to the great fatigue due to labor and to the new particular rhythms of the day. To recover energy, useful for facing the new phase of life that awaits new mothers could take Kalium carbonicum 30 CH, with a dosage of 5 granules 2 times a day. This homeopathic medicine is in fact particularly useful for regaining psychophysical tone and relieving fatigue.