Very similar to Caullophyllum; contractions in lower half of uterus, painful, sharp, spasmodic. Cervix remains rigidly closed/ fails to dilate properly. The differences are: contractions move from side to side or down into the hips or thighs; gestures, speech and actions become horribly disjointed; physical symptoms often alternate with intense mental/ emotional symptoms. Full of dreadful fears / foreboding, perhaps because of a previous experience of birth, miscarriage or abortion. Sense that “I can’t carry on” is meant in the most profound sense. Chilly. Worse: cold, damp. Better: lying on left side.

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