After labor and birth you may have pain or soreness in your whole body. It happens because of laboring in different positions and pushing. Body undergoes tremendous changes throughout the nine months of pregnancy; and in just six weeks afterwards organs return to their normal or previous state, during this process a few transformations may cause some or more discomfort to the body.
“After pains” are those pains when body works hard to get recovered by the presence of uterine contractions after child birth. These contractions serve the important function of clamping off open blood vessels at the placental site, minimizing the loss of blood after birth.
If uterus doesn’t contract appropriate iv medication and firm massage must be given to the patient. First time mothers do not usually find the after pains or postpartum uterine contractions as painful as in females who have given birth second time.
If you have given birth before, your after pains may be very painful. An occasional first-time mother finds her after pains much painful. One should be aware that persistent severe cramps or uterine tenderness could be a sign of infection. To get ameliorated from after pains or after contractions, try spending time lying on your abdomen, if your after pains are especially uncomfortable, you can also apply heating pad to your abdomen along with medications.
Homeopathic treatment of after pains – Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat after pains but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat after pains that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of after pains:
Caulophyllum – extraordinary rigidity of os, spasmodic and severe pains, which fly in all directions; after pains, needle like pains in cervix, excellent remedy for habitual abortion, It also revives labor pains and further progresses the labor
Cimicifuga – after pains, with great sensitiveness and intolerance to pain, Ovarian neuralgia, pain across pelvis, from hip to hip, infra mammary pains worse, left side. Facial blemishes in young women
Agaricus mus – this remedy covers most of the complaints after delivery of a baby.
Arnica Montana – soothes muscles of the vagina and uterus, and gives great sense of relief, and comfort after delivery. Will absorb the blood and induce maximum recovery of the damaged nerve tissue.
Kali carb – one of the best remedies after labor
Psorinum – patient has never felt well after delivery of the baby.
Pulsatilla – it avoids many complaints of labor.
Staphysagria– excellent remedy for any kind of difficulty when child is born after caesarian section
Viburnum op – great uterine tonic, helpful in after pains