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whats the cream that you can put on, erm down below, after the birth?

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mumofdjandbabies Tue 29-Jul-08 21:05:06

want to buy some in ha ha!!

Beauregard Tue 29-Jul-08 21:05:45

Do you mean Arnica?

FourJays Tue 29-Jul-08 21:06:42

My midwife told me to put lavander oil in the bath which was v soothing.

Do you mean arnica for the bruising?

mumofdjandbabies Tue 29-Jul-08 21:17:18

I dont know I have heard people talk about soothing vream they slapped on after the birth and I thought I should buy some!!
can you out arnica own below????

2point4kids Tue 29-Jul-08 21:18:28

Arnica tablets I think are better.
You cant put the cream on broken skin, so no good if you have stitches!

mumofdjandbabies Tue 29-Jul-08 21:31:32

ah dunno what cream it was then teehee

are arnica tablets good oh and are they ok with breastfeeding?

Turniphead1 Tue 29-Jul-08 21:34:51

Chilled Witchhazel liquid (boots own brand) poured on your pad is really really soothing. Keep in fridge

Arnica is homeopathic and compatible with b'fing yes.

mumofdjandbabies Tue 29-Jul-08 21:43:15

ah got you now thanks !

so witchhazel liquid and arnica caps

Elloeise Tue 29-Jul-08 21:54:25

I was told to have luke warm baths with salt in as it's a natural healer, afaird i was a bit hmm wont that sting.

Which i have to say it did the frist time although im not sure if that was because of the salt or not, but after that i found salt baths were very soothing.

mumofdjandbabies Thu 31-Jul-08 09:37:59

ooh right
I had forgotten that they do say salt baths are fab...

shrinkingsagpuss Thu 31-Jul-08 09:45:27

I swore by arnica tablets - took them before birth to help with pain, and after birth as well. felt wonderful (if a little saggy)

TheCrackFox Thu 31-Jul-08 11:16:59

I would second witchhazel kept in the fridge. Very soothing.

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