Your baby is here. But you’re not done.
Next is the placenta as part of the afterbirth.
Usually, this takes place anywhere from a few minutes to half an hour after your baby makes his way into the family.
But sometimes, the uterus just may lose its inertia, and the delivery of the placenta can be delayed. This can be dangerous. If the placenta doesn’t present correctly, hemorrhaging can occur.
Just when you thought it was safe to put away your Caulophyllum — it’s time to bring it back!
I remember years ago — it was my third year in practice — I received the most mysterious phone call.
“You’ve got to get over here right away!” a barely audible voice whispered on the other end.
“Well, of course … but … who IS this?” I said!
It happened to be a local midwife who was quite familiar with my educational work with homeopathy and wanted my advice. She was caring for a new mother who had just given birth at home.
It was an uneventful delivery. The baby was healthy and fine.
However, three hours had passed, and the mother still hadn’t delivered the placenta. I headed over immediately as I knew this could be developing into a dangerous situation.
Pitocin, an allopathic medicine which is a synthetic form of oxytocin, had already been given. Oxytocin is the natural hormone that stimulates contractions during labor.
Pitocin is sometimes given after birth to help the uterus continue to contract and eject the placenta. But, needless to say, the Pitocin was NOT working.
When I arrived, the new mother was lying on the kitchen floor. At first, I was concerned she had fainted or collapsed. Luckily, it looked worse than it was, as I soon discovered that the mom was apparently just trying to stay cool by lying on the kitchen flooring.
Four hours had now passed since the birth.
The midwife had tried in vain to coax the mother to go to the hospital, as this was progressing into a more and more urgent situation as time continued to pass. But the mom was having none of it.
She exhibited not just garden-variety stubbornness, but incredibly intense stubbornness! She was NOT going to the hospital. End. Of. Story.
I discussed with the midwife that Caulophyllum is the appropriate protocol for a delay in placental delivery, especially given the display of overwhelming obstinacy. As you know, I am not a physician, so I cannot administer medication.
But the highly trained and licensed midwife agreed and administered Caulophyllum 200.
I looked at the clock.
Within THREE minutes, the placenta delivered. THREE minutes.
Caulophyllum 200 was completely successful at moving along the inertia of her uterus. A small homeopathic nudge triggered the body’s natural response for the uterus to contract once again and deliver the placenta intact.
Finally, after hours of concern, the mother and baby could both enjoy the beginning of their lives together.
Homeopathy protected the mother and baby from a potentially dangerous condition. And with only one dose.
If that dose had not acted, however, another and then another would be called for; perhaps every 30 minutes or so, given the gravity of this particular situation.
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