I’m having my second child, and I’ve heard that after-birth pains can be worst with second babies. How did you cope with them?
Our Mommy MD Guide’s reply: I was surprised by the intensity of after-birth pains, especially with after the birth of my second son. I tried Tylenol, but that didn’t even touch the pain!
Instead I took homeopathic remedies called caulophyllum and cimicifuga, and that took away the discomfort.
—Lauren Feder, MD, a mom of two sons, a nationally recognized physician who specializes in homeopathic medicine, and author of Natural Baby and Childcare and The Parents’ Concise Guide to Childhood Vaccinations, in Los Angeles