Usually used in the first stage of labour to establish strong productive contractions. Do not use routinely. If needed contractions will be centred in lower half of uterus, whilst top (fundus) feels flabby. Although sharp and painful, contractions are short, ineffective, spasmodic and unstable moving around the bladder, groin or thighs. Sometimes they will slow or stop completely, due to exhaustion. Cervix fails to dilate.

Symptoms include chilliness, shivering, trembling and irritability. May be thirsty during contractions. If thirstless and Caullophyllum fails, think of Gelsemium.

Caullophyllum 200c is included in Your Homeopathy World Childbirth kit: