Anyone have an info on the safety of using arnica during pregnancy? (taken orally, I mean) My midwife is recommending I take it for my hip (which is absolutely KILLING me!)
I've read mixed things online about it, but my midwives recommended it to me when I had costochondritis (rib pain) during both pregnancies. I took it and had no ill effects.
Have you tried going to a prenatal chiro? My hips KILL me every pregnancy and they were so bad last time...I could barely walk. Started seeing a prenatal chiro and it saved me....totally!
I do have a chiropractor and a massage therapist. I'm trying to get appointments to see them both this week. My hip isn't a typical pregnancy thing for me. Or it might be pregnancy related, but it's mostly from sleeping in DS's bed with him the other night, I think. He has a really firm mattress and I don't, so my body is just not all that used to it.
I don't know about during pregnancy, but i have read several fabulous birth stories where the moms attributed their quick recovery to Arnica post-partum, so this reminds me to go hunting through the healthfood store here to find some before this one is born. or maybe when i realize i need my body to put itself back together faster....
Will it cause contractions?
Dylan 4/22/04, Devon 6/24/06,Dorothy 9/13/07, Derek 12/19/09, Daniel 12/18/10, Daphne 2/24/12
Mindie and Mark, 5/16/09
Many midwives recommend it during pregnancy. I took it with most of mine.
Kristina, (formerly known as ~Kristina~)
doula and apprentice midwife
Wife to Jesse 8.18.01
Mom to Ayden 12.18.01, Kailey 7.1.03,
Ashlyn 6.11.05, Dylan 9.29.07 & Riley 12.8.09
i took it prenatal and pp.
Jade, momma to Ariana 5/23/06 and Trystan 9/28/10
Funny you started this thread... a co-worker of mine recommended it to me today. I was wondering about the safety. She's got a topical treatment though, that you apply to joints. I wonder if they'd be different in terms of safety for preg?
Married to Mark 05.25.07
DD Stella Gabrielle - 12.31.07
DS Sebastien David - 01.06.09
DD Selene 'Lilu' Katherine Alice 03.16.11
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