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C-sections and Arnica?

(11 Posts)
Twiga Wed 27-Jun-07 21:03:31

Facing a second section (elective this time) on Fri, could someone please give me the low down on Arnica for bruising etc? How often to take, where to get etc? Many thanks...

ps apologies as this has prob been done many times but I'm kinda short on time as has been a last min decision.

babyducky Wed 27-Jun-07 21:10:46

sorry cant help u but just bumping this, i would like to know aswell, my friend is also having a c section on fri.

Twiga Wed 27-Jun-07 22:55:53


Twiga Thu 28-Jun-07 08:07:41

bumping for the morning

Catz Thu 28-Jun-07 09:56:18

I'm no expert on these things but I was told 200c for C/section and either 200c or 30c for vaginal birth by the woman in Neal's Yard yesterday. I bought the 200c. Was about £5 for lots of tablets. She said you should take them without touching them wiht your hand and could take them 'every 5 mins if you want to' at the time then continue to take them until things are healed (at least two weeks).

As I say, that's just what I was told yesterday. Holland and Barrett do them too but I'm not sure if they do 200c. Boots do 6c and 30c.

Hope someone with more knowledge comes along

TuttiFrutti Thu 28-Jun-07 10:00:54

I took the 200c ones, three times a day for the week before the c-section, then every 2 hours on the day and for a week afterwards, then back to three times a day for another week. My recovery this time was massively better than last time when I didn't take Arnica, so I think they helped.

hannahsaunt Thu 28-Jun-07 10:36:52


I know it's disappointing but hopefully much more positive than the last time so a much nicer experience all round. Have emailed waswondering to come one here re arnica etc as she had an elective last time. Looking forward to your news!

Waswondering Thu 28-Jun-07 10:44:31

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

vonsudenfed Thu 28-Jun-07 10:45:53 do all of the different strengths, and mail them to you really quickly - I had the 200c ones and even the midwives were amazed how quickly and painlessly I healed after an emergency c-section. Good luck - it's all worth it!

lulumama Thu 28-Jun-07 11:50:36

arnica definitely excellent for helping

why ? do you want to talk about it ? there are things you can do to make a planned c,s more personal....

LilRedWG Thu 28-Jun-07 11:51:44

Twiga - you can have a copy of my CS birth plan if you like.

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