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    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!)
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    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.
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    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!

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    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.
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    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....
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    Will it cause contractions?

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    Many midwives recommend it during pregnancy. I took it with most of mine.
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    I don't know anything about it, but I hope you get relief soon. My hip pain when I was pg last time was excruciating and I probably would have tried anything then! Hope this works for you if you decide to try it.
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    i took it prenatal and pp.
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    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?
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