Should the baby be in a breech position — i.e., it will be born bottom first instead of head first — one pill of Pulsatilla 200C a week or so in advance of the expected birth date will often set the baby right before delivery.
As a preparation prior to giving birth, take one pill of Arnica 200C the day before expected delivery and just before giving birth.
Fear before giving birth
If you experience fear prior to delivery, take Aconite 1M the night before and some hours prior to giving birth.
Don’t take it at the same time as Arnica, but some hours apart, if possible.
If the fear does not respond, take Arsenicum 200C instead of Aconite.
Labor and delivery
During labor, Caulophyllym 200C (weakness of reproductive organs) will help with dilation and the delivery process.
If it does not help, take any of the following:
- Cimicifuga 200C (with weak contractions),
- Pulsatilla 200C (if no thirst, and the warm room is uncomfortable)
- Gelsemium 200C (on feeling weak and trembling)
If there has been a perineal tear or cut, or a cesarean section during childbirth, take Staphisagria 1M several times the first day a few hours apart, followed some hours later by Arnica 1M.
Calendula cream heals cut wounds rapidly.
For up to a week after childbirth take Arnica 200C several times a day, as you feel the need.
If you experience pain, you can alternate Arnica 200C with Hypericum 200C.
Should you not have any of the above potencies, you can take any other available lower potency of the remedy concerned more frequently.
Homeopathic remedies can be obtained from the web:
In the US:
In the UK:
Helios Homeopathic Pharmacy