An excessive amount of fluid (amniotic fluid) around the baby during later months of pregnancy; more common in mothers who are carrying twins or who have Diabetes or Pre-Eclamptic Toxaemia; may be symptomless or accompanied by increasing breathlessness, indigestion, a dull ache in the abdomen, and swelling of the legs, thighs, and face; sometimes symptoms onset suddenly, with nausea, in which case there is a risk of premature labour. Appropriate action is to consult your doctor if there is no improvement in 2 hours; in the meantime, rest and take one of the remedies below.

Specific remedies to be taken every 15 minutes for up to 6 doses if symptoms onset suddenly

  • Fear and apprehension Aconite 30c
  • Face hot and flushed Belladonna 30c

Specific remedies to be taken 4 times daily for up to 7 days if symptoms are of more gradual onset

  • Increased breathlessness, puffy legs and face Arsenicum 6c
  • If symptoms include constipation or frequent urination or vomiting Nux 6c
  • Symptoms come on after loss of fluid or blood China 6c
  • If none of the above remedies seems appropriate Sulphur 6c

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Related to Fertility & Pregnancy
  Brook Advisory Centres
  National Council For One-Parent Families
  Foresight, the Association for the Promotion of Preconceptual Care

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