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After-Birth Pains

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

The information on MommyMDGuides.com is not intended to replace the diagnosis, treatment, and services of a physician. Always consult your physician or child care expert if you have any questions concerning your family's health. For severe or life-threatening conditions, seek immediate medical attention.