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homeopathic remedies

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mckenzie Sun 13-Feb-05 19:46:38

Do homeopathic remedies have 'use by' dates do you know? I'e been given a birthing kit but it has an expiry date of August 03 on it. However, I've been told that as long as they are stored and maintained correctly, they do not ever 'expire'.

Twiglett Sun 13-Feb-05 19:47:42

don't know for certain but I would have assumed that like spices they lose there 'oomph' over time, especially if in glass jars and open to light

pupuce Sun 13-Feb-05 19:49:14

Correct - if it was kept properly it's fine

mckenzie Sun 13-Feb-05 19:56:34

Pupuce - you are the font of knowledge. Thank you.

pupuce Mon 14-Feb-05 08:54:34

Do you know how and what you're going to use ? Were you givenm some sort of a brief or just the booklet? Is the Helios kit?

mckenzie Mon 14-Feb-05 15:50:01

hi Pupuce, it is the Helios kit. It's got a leaflet with it giving some uses for the various remedies and the homeopath who gave it to me gave me a few pointers as well but I'm all ears open to any other advice you might have.

pupuce Mon 14-Feb-05 18:12:27

Arnica 200 to take as soon as later starts and every 4 hours. Continue to take twice a day for a few days after birth.
If you have decided to let the cord pulsate before cutting it then it's nice to take arnica right after the birth so that baby gets a bit of it.

The others depend on your situation....

Very anxious scared, aconite is a good one
Stuck in 2nd stage: pulsatilla
Gelsemium and caulluphyllum are good if contractions slow down but I find it is unusually the case with 2nd time mums.

I have to say that it's hard to say how to use it "like that", I always assess the situation.

mckenzie Mon 14-Feb-05 18:37:31

Thanks Pupuce. My mum is going to be responsible for which remedies I take based on the problem and how I'm feeling in general etc. The leaflet with the kit gives quite a few pointers to help you choose the right remedy so as long as Mum doesn't go to pieces when she sees her 'little girl' in pain, we should be okay huh?

Jimjams Mon 14-Feb-05 20:37:01

I took aconite after being told I was having a section (fear of death and all that). Also found that taking calendula and hypericum really helped my scar heal (had several comments on what a lovely looking scar it was).

Also gave ds3 arnica after birth (but only a 30C- not 200C as is in the helios kit).

pupuce Mon 14-Feb-05 20:54:05

Agree with Calendula and hypericum but with a homebirth... unikely to need it unless you tear badly!

Jimjams Mon 14-Feb-05 21:08:37

I have heard that drops of calendula and hypericum tincture on your pad can help any tears heal.

Also should say that caullophylum kick started my contractions every time they began to slow down.

Dh was impressed by aconite as well as i went from a givvering wreck to a state of calm pretty quickly (i was too much of a gibbering wreck to remember to take it- luckily my best friend/birth partner was more switched on)

Jimjams Mon 14-Feb-05 21:10:16

sorry missed the homebirth bit- ignore the stuff about sections- but aconite does help with panic (and croup btw- ds2 responded really quickly when he had it)

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