SYMPTOMS THAT MAY BE EXPERIENCED DURING CHILDBIRTH

ABUSIVE

Chamomilla 200

AFFECTION

absence of any, Aconite 200 or Sepia 200

ANGRY

Chamomilla 200

ANXIETY

Aconite 200 or Cimicifuga 200

APATHY,

Gelsemium 200

BACK

pain during labor, Gelsemium 200, Kali Carb 200, Pulsatilla 200

BLADDER

labor pains around, Caullophyllum 200

BLEEDING

bright red, hot, profuse, constant, Ipecac 200
with nausea or gasping for breath, Ipecac 200
alternates with contractions, Pulsatilla 200
dark Gelsemium 200, Ipecac 200, Secale 200
dark and fluid, Secale 20
as a preventative against, in long labors, Arnica 200

CERVIX

fails to dilate, Caullophyllum 200 or Cimicifuga 200
half open or hard, Sepia 200
rigid, Gelsemium 200, Chamomilla 200, Cimicifuga 200, Caullophyllum 200
remains tightly closed, Cimicifuga 200
wide open, but contractions stop, Gelsemium 200

CHATTERING

nervously, Gelsemium 200

CHOKING

feeling in throat after contraction, Gelsemium 200

CHILLINESS

with shivering, Caullophyllum 200 or Cimicifuga 200
with shuddering, better warm covers, Sepia 200

CONTRACTIONS

atonic (flabby) weak, Caulophyllum 200 or Gelsemium 200
slow or stop, Caullophyllum 200 or Gelsemium 200
alternate with bleeding, Pulsatilla 200
extend to back, buttocks, Kali Carb 200 or Cimicifuga 200
extend to thighs, Caullophyllum 200 or Cimicifuga 200
move up the back, Gelsemium 200
move from side to side, Cimicifuga 200
finish at the throat with choking sensation, Gelsemium 200
push the baby upwards, Gelsemium 200
prolonged tonic contractions, Secale 200
lack expulsive power (esp. second stage) Pulsatilla 200
fine, needle-like up from cervix, Sepia 200
“hour glass” contractions, Chamamilla 200, Secale 200, Sepia 200
cease and bleeding starts, Cimicifuga 200, Pulsatilla 200, Secale 200
painless, Gelsemium 200
strength weakened by fruitless efforts, Secale 200

CONVULSIONS

or threat of, Gelsemium 200 or Cimicifuga 200 or Secale 200

DENIAL

Arnica 200

DEPRESSION

Cimicifuga 200, Pulsatilla 200

DESPAIR

Gelsemium 200, Sepia 200, Cimicifuga 200

DILATION

see Cervix

EXHAUSTION

with no other symptoms, Kali Phos 200
during long or difficult labours, Arnica 200
causes contractions to stop, Caullophyllum 200
with backache labour, Kali Carb 200
with unbearable pains, Chamomilla 200
with weepiness, Pulsatilla 200
with long contractions, Secale 200
better for moving around, Sepia 200

FACE

flushed Gelsemium 200

FAILURE TO DILATE

see CERVIX

FAINTNESS

Carbo Veg 200

FEAR

of death, Aconite 200
and terrible sense of foreboding, Cimicifuga 200

FEET

cold, Sepia 200

FORCEPS

delivery, Arnica 200, Calendula 200 (see also Bellis Perennis 200 & Staphisagria 200 if symptoms persist)

GLOOM

Cimicifuga 200

GROIN

labour pains around, Caullophyllum 200

HEADACHE

Kali Carb 200

HEART

pains, Cimicifuga 200/ beats too hard, Aconite 200

HEAT

feverish Caullophyllum 200/ flushes, Sepia 200

HYSTERIA

Gelsemium 200

IMPATIENCE

Chamomilla 200

IRRITABILITY

Chamomilla 200, Kali Carb 200, Sepia 200

JERKING

movements or gestures, Cimicifuga 200

LABOUR

slow, Caullophyllum 200, Pulsatilla 200 or Sepia 200
slow, long and painful, Arnica 200
too fast or violent, Aconite 200

LARGE BABY

Arnica 200

LATE LABOR

due to fear, Aconite 200 or Cimicifuga 200
due to anticipatory anxiety, Gelsemium 200

NAUSEA

constant, Ipecac 200 /better fresh air, Pulsatilla 200

OXYGEN STARVATION

mother or baby, Carbo Veg 200

POSITION

of baby abnormal, Pulsatilla 200 or Aconite 200

POSTERIOR PRESENTATION

Kali Carb 200

PULSE

slow and full, Gelsemium 200

RESTLESSNESS

Aconite 200 or Pulsatilla 200

SCREAMING

Aconite 200 or Chamomilla 200

SHIVERING

Caullophyllum 200 or Cimicifuga 200

SHOULDER

of baby gets stuck, Arnica 200

SPEECH

thick and drunken, Gelsemium 200

STILLBORN BABY

give mother, Cimicifuga 200

STUPIFIED

expression, Gelsemium 200

STRAINING

excessively (!) Arnica 200

SYMPATHY

helps, Pulsatilla 200
irritates, Sepia 200

THIGHS

labour pains in, Caullophyllum 200 or Cimicifuga 200

THIRST

absent, Pulsatilla 200 or Gelsemium 200
between contractions, Caullophyllum 200

TREMBLING

Caullophyllum 200, Cimicifuga 200, Gelsemium 200
if contractions stop, Secale 200

UNCONCIOUS

Gelsemium 200 or Carbo Veg 200

UTERUS

see CONTRACTIONS,
vagina hot, dry, tender, won’t dilate, Aconite 200

VIOLENT

(fast) Labour Aconite 200

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CHILDBIRTH SYMPTOM INDEX