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Bachs Rescue Remedy

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titmouse Thu 12-Mar-09 14:00:03

... anybody know if it is safe in late pregnancy/labour? I just found mine in the bathroom and thought it might be helpful but I don't know if it contains anything that might be dangerous to the baby or during the birth.

thank you xx

Bucharest Thu 12-Mar-09 14:02:08

Yes it's fine.

dizzydixies Thu 12-Mar-09 14:03:07

yes absolutely fine

ceb80 Thu 12-Mar-09 14:10:29

Has minute amount of alcohol (brandy I think) as a preservative but is perfectly safe. As for helpfulness, no idea! grin

CherryChoc Thu 12-Mar-09 14:19:52

Yes it is. I put about 14 drops (I think - my mum did it and she dowsed to find the best dosage for me) into a bottle of water and sipped periodically. This site suggests 20 drops. I think this is the best way of taking it in labour as the brandy taste is strong and might make you sick otherwise. Also I didn't know when to take the 4 drops which would be the usual dose and when I could take more.

I had a lovely calm labour so I think it did help - but can't say whether it was that obviously!

Oh and it is useful for Dads too - don't forget your DP, and pack the Rescue Remedy in the labour bag He might find it better to take 4 drops if he is feeling particularly tense.

titmouse Thu 12-Mar-09 16:13:30

brilliant thanks for your help, Usually I would knock it back neat but I don't want to be puking if I can help it!
cherrychoc great advice about DH thanks, he might need it more than me

2Helenback Fri 13-Mar-09 08:53:41

Can you use the spray prior to an elective section or does it contavene the fasting thing? Would be most useful as I'm bricking it!

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