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Balance of Fluids~ Postpartum Care

The Homeopathic Pregnancy Blog

In the immediate postpartum women that have had fluids during labour often find themselves swollen and retaining that fluid.  Their breasts can become extra, extra-large and all their tissues seem congested and full.  Our bodies will resolve this eventually but the remedy – Apis 200Cwill push that process along, asking the body to sweat and pee out all the excess fluid.  This may help some little babes latch with less effort and allow mammas access to their regular shoes!

Newborn baby breastfeeding. Newborn baby breastfeeding.

Once that hurdle is jumped hydration is a very important aspect of postpartum care.  This is one place that partners can definitely help.  Offering water, keeping supplies of good quality drinks on hand, serving foods with high water components are all helpful ways of keeping the fluid balanced in a nursing mother.

Dehydration in a nursing mother can look like:

  • low energy
  • flat emotions
  • headaches
  • mastitis
  • weepy

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