Natural Pregnancy Pains Treatment

Pregnancy pains and complaints are quite different from pregnancy problems. Pregnancy problems can be serious threatening issues that require immediate medical attention such as possible miscarriage, and excessive blood pressure of toxemia.

On the other hand pregnancy complaints and pains are the discomforts that come along with carrying a new growing baby inside the womb.

Some examples of pregnancy pains are heartburn problems, nausea, back pains, and others such as insomnia and varicose veins hurting. Most of these pains can be treated with natural home remedies for pregnancy.

Home remedies for pain

Pregnancy back pain

Back pain is the main problem pregnant women face especially in the last three months of pregnancy. Weight gain causes stress on the back muscles as the body’s center of gravity changes, and also the growing baby takes more room and displaces the body’s structure.

  • Take 2 glasses of water quickly when back pain strikes. If it is caused by dehydration, the pain will subside.

Pains in the back can also be caused by constipation problems so confer with good diets, supplements, and proper rest. Hormonal changes, baby positioning and fluid and fiber intake, and iron pills can influence the bowel movement negatively.

  • Consider fiber foods, vegetables, fruits, dried fruits like prunes, hot beverages, and lemon juice with water for treatment.
  • Calcium and magnesium minerals also help to reduce muscle spasms. The required dosage can be taken 2 times daily.
  • Floating in water like a swimming pool makes you feel weightless and relieves you of the pain for a while.
  • You can also alternate hot and cold towels over your back for a quick relieve.
  • Support your belly and back with pillows at night especially when you go to bed.
  • Many pregnant women do not pay attention to the way they sit when they are pregnant. Make the effort to sit straight every time.
  • Be careful not to wear high heels when you are pregnant because it takes a heavy toll on the back.

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Homeopathic pregnancy pains relief

If you are interested in looking into homeopathic remedies, then consider some of the methods below.

Aesculus Hippocastanum is good for lower back pains that get worse when you are sitting.

Bryonia is for back pains that gets worse when your moving, or when it gets cold.

Ignitia is for spasm of the back and cramping due to emotional stress.

Bleeding gums and pains

If your estrogen production is increased, it can cause the gum to be swollen, soft and sensitive to bleeding. A good diet and supplements can take care of that.

  • Include calcium foods in your menu such as sea vegetables, soybeans, green leaf vegetables (except spinach) and cultured yogurt (unsweetened)
  • Stay away from spinach, tomatoes, rhubarb, and chocolates. They prevent the body from absorbing calcium.
  • Take the proper dosage of non acidic vitamin C for preventing digestive upset.
  • You can also take the required dosage of bioflavonoid complex to reduce the inflammation of the gum.

These remedies can also be effective for pregnancy pains due to bleeding gums.

  • Myrrh: Add 15 drops of myrrh tincture to 2 ounces of water and swish it around in your mouth for a while before spitting it out. Myrrh heals the mucosa of the mouth.
  • Calendula: Combine 5 drops of calendula with 2 ounces of water and swish your mouth with it and spit it out. It also takes care of the mucosa.

Breast infection and tenderness

If you experience breast infection and tenderness that is causing pain, take the recommended dosage of vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta carotene daily. Eat a lot green salads or take green drinks to get chlorophyll which helps to heal the infection. Green supplements such as green magma and chlorella also provide chlorophyll.

If your breast is caked or crusted rub some almond oil, wheat germ oil, or cocoa butter on it for pregnancy pains treatment. You may also warm some elder flowers in oil and apply it to the breast.

If your breast is engorged (full of milk with pain) during nursing, apply ice bag to it to reduce the pain.

Raspberry teas for painful childbirth

Many obstetricians prescribe this herbal home remedies for easier childbirth. Raspberry contains A, B, C, and E vitamins, calcium, iron, and more minerals that can reduce labor pains.

Some specialists suggest taking the tea everyday during pregnancy, others suggest six months to delivery time, while some recommend taking it 6 weeks to childbirth.

Whichever ways you decide, just pour 2 cups of boiled water over 2 teaspoons of dried raspberry leaves and let it steep for 30 minutes. Strain and sip throughout the day. You can get the raspberry in health food stores.

Other remedies

Sesame oil for preventing tear: To minimize tear and pain during delivery, lubricate the vulva everyday with sesame oil to enhance its elasticity.

Blueberry tea: Blueberry tea also helps with to minimize painful childbirth.

Marshmallow root for itches: If your pregnancy pains result from scalding and itches caused by urine, your best remedy will be marshmallow root tea which can be easily found in health food stores.

Any pains you derive from swelling of your feet and limbs can also be alleviated with marshmallow root tea or queen of the meadow tea available in health food stores.

Cramp bark for cramps: For painful cramps during pregnancy, you can rely on cramp bark tincture which is available in health food stores.

Olive oil and camphor for belly skin: When skin on the belly becomes cracked and very sore, during the advanced months of your pregnancy, rub some warm olive oil with small quantity of camphor dissolved inside on the belly for relief.

Select any of these home remedies for pregnancy pains for your ailment so long as it is not a major area such as blood pressure problem.  Serious problems must call the physician’s attention immediately.

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