Arnica offers numerous benefits for mothers both during and after labor. Arnica is a homeopathic remedy you can use during natural birth. If a C-section becomes necessary, Arnica can help you recover from surgery. Of course, what’s good for mom is good for the baby. The less bruising and afterpain you experience, the more care and energy you can devote to your newborn.
Benefits for Mothers Before, During, and After Birth
Professional midwives and doctors recommend homeopathic Arnica to ease the discomforts of pregnancy and to assist your recovery. During pregnancy, it’s fine to take homeopathic Arnica any time you experience bruising or soreness or if you get injured. But it’s during and after labor, you may really appreciate the benefits!
Arnica is generally recommended for the following benefits during and after childbirth:
- Reduces bruising,
- Minimizes strain on soft tissues
For more information on the benefits of Arnica as you bring your baby into the world, see the materia medica.
Midwives and Moms Recommend Arnica for Childbirth
Let the experts fill you in on the great benefits to baby and mom!
Midwife MJ Hanafin, who has delivered more than 150 babies and taught many midwives to deliver babies holistically, touts Arnica frequently in her teaching manuals. She advises, “No woman or baby should be without the trauma-minimizing support of Arnica during childbirth.”
In her book, Homeopathy for Pregnancy through Baby’s First Year, homeopathic doctor Miranda Castro suggests Arnica for labor as it “helps the muscles to do their work and minimizes physical stress and strain on soft tissues.”
Expert Advice on Arnica for Labor and C-Sections
In her book, Homeopathy for Pregnancy & Childbirth, Rosemary Tayler suggests the mother take a dose of Arnica 200C when the water breaks, “for the prevention of bruising during birth.”
For caesarians, she suggests Arnica 200C: “It will minimize … pain [and] bruising.”
She recommends the use of Arnica after childbirth to “minimize pain after birth and to improve muscle control.”
And Arnica can help your baby, too! For the newborn, Tayler states: “Arnica is well indicated for a newborn who has been bruised during a normal birth or a forceps delivery … One crushed sugar pill of Arnica 30C on the baby’s tongue will restore calmness and reduce pain, bruising, stress and trauma.