Retained Placenta

Normally the placenta is shed within about half an hour of birth, or sooner if the drug Syntometrine is given; if retained for more than an hour, it may have to be removed by hand under general anaesthetic. The homeopathic remedies below aid contraction of the womb and expulsion of the placenta.

Specific remedies to be given every 5 minutes for up to 10 doses

  • Intermittent bleeding, retention of urine, lower abdomen hot, red, sore, and painful to the touch, especially if woman is of a mild, tearful disposition Pulsatilla 30c
  • Bearing down sensation continues, pains strong and continuous but ineffectual, muscles of uterus no longer able to contract, woman throws bedclothes off and craves fresh air Secale 30c
  • Vagina feels dry and hot, profuse bleeding, woman red in face, moaning, very distressed, and sensitive to slightest jarring Belladonna 30c
  • Vulva and vagina extremely sensitive, severe cramping pains in abdomen, constant ooze of dark blood Platinum 30c

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Related to Childbirth & Post Natal
  National Council For One-Parent Families
  Cry-sis Helpline
  La Leche League Great Britain
  Down's Syndrome Association
  National Childbirth Trust
  Association for Imrovements in the Maternity Services (AIMS)
  Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID)

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