Labor Complaints during

Homeopathy treatment for Labor Complaints during from the Homeopathic Therapeutics by Lilienthal. Homeopathic remedies for the treatment of Labor Complaints during…

Aconite [Acon]

Great distress, moaning and restlessness; vulva, vagina and os dry, tender and undilatable; patient full of anxiety ands fear, will never pass through the ordeal of labor, is sure to die; pains unnaturally violent and frequent, complaints that she cannot breath or bear the pains; hot sweat all over.

Arnica [Arn]

FATIGUE OF UTERUS, great flushing of face and feet and head of head during each [pain, the rest of body being cool; violent pains to very little purpose; feeble pains, with constant desire to change position; great soreness of back during labor, with too great sensitiveness to pain; foetus lies crosswise, which makes the mother sore and restless, so that she feels bruised all over.

Arsenicum [Ars]

Rigidity of vagina and soft parts, so that they will hardly admit the index finger; excessive restlessness and fear.

Aurum-met [Aur]

The pains make her desperate, so that she would like to jump out of window and kill herself; congestion to head and chest, palpitation of heat.

Belladonna [Bell]

Pains come on suddenly, with too quick bearing down, as if everything in pelvis would be ejected, and pains disappear suddenly; SPASMODIC CONTRACTION OF OS, which is hot, tender, red and inclined to be moist (Aconite, dry); os uteri thin and rigid (Gelsemium, thick and rigid os); labor slow and tedious, feels off and on only a pressure on sacrum; drawing pains from small of back to thigh; hot face, throbbing headache; sensitive to noise, light, jarring of bed. OLD MAIDS IN FIRST DELIVERY, MUSCLES RIGID.

Borax [Bor]

LABOR PAINS DART UPWARD, head of child goes back; spasmodic, more violent in stomach than in uterus, accompanied by violent and frequent eructations; false labour-pains; oversensitive to noise.

Caulophyllum [Caul]

Extraordinary rigidity of os; pains like pricking of needles in cervix, SEVERE SPASMODIC INTERMITTENT PAINS, WITHOUT PROGRESS, FROM INHARMONIOUS ACTION between funds and cervix; drawing in uterine ligaments; spasmodic pains, flying from one place to another, but not gong in the normal direction, nausea and spasmodic pains in stomach; patient so weak that she cannot develop normal pains, or PAINS FLAG FROM LONG CONTINUANCE AND EXHAUSTION; profuse secretion of mucus from vagina; thirst and fever; false pains.

Causticum [Caust]

Spasmodic labor-pains with sore, distressing aching in the back; INERTIA UTERI GREAT RELAXATION OF THE TISSUES and prostration, caused by debility from night-watching grief, or other depressing influence; paralytic condition of the fundus of the bladder, with inability to micturate; numb feeling.

Chamomilla [Cham]


Spasmodic pains, which she can hardly bear, rendering her frantic; the pains force the child upward or TEARING PAINS BEGINNING IN BACK and radiating down the legs, passes quantities of colorless urine with every pain; she is spiteful and shrieks out; wishes to get away from herself. desires fresh air, says she must and will get up; hour-glass contraction, irritable, thirsty; violent labor-pains and tearing in veins of legs, with discharge of dark coagulated blood; convulsions after anger, or has one cheek red, the other pale; rigid os uteri.

China [Chin]

Labor-pains cease from haemorrhage, cannot even have the hands touched during pain; atony of uterus, digging, tearing pains in uterus, desire to be fanned and to have fresh air, fainting and convulsions from loss of blood.

Chininum-sulph [Chin-s]

Labor-pains appear like tonic spasms, accompanied by convulsive twitches; unconsciousness after parturition; TETANIC CONVULSIONS, during intervals convulsive action of muscles of face, eyes, etc., oppressed respiration; distended veins in head and neck, rapid and intermitting pulse and albuminuria.

Chloroformum [Chlf]

NO FREEDOM FROM SUFFERING BETWEEN THE PAINS; she complains much of her back or of extreme pain and tenderness over whole abdomen; very restless; cannot find rest in any position, tosses about and is very restless; protracted and severe labor from rigidity of os uteri; women subject to convulsions during labor, complete paralysis of sphincter vesicae after labor.

Cimicifuga [Cimic]

(Macrotin).- False labor-pains a few days or even weeks before labor sets in; NERVOUS CHILLS IN THE FIRST STAGE OF LABOR; spasmodic rigidity of os uteri; continuous tearing, distressing pains, during which the uterus seems to ascend; pains fly from side to side (Lycopodium, from right to left) in abdomen and double her up; nervous excitement in rheumatic women; labor-pains severe, (<) from least noise; limbs heavy and torpid; entire cessation of labor-pains. Uterine rheumatism.

Cinnamomum [Cinnam]

Weak, ineffectual or false labor-pains; spasms, twitching of raining during labor; complete cessation of labor-pains; SEVERE METRORRHAGIA IN PRIMIPARA AFTER THE FIRST FEW PAINS, when the os has dilated about an inch, placenta descended with the head; it mitigates the severity of labor and of the after-pains.

Cocculus [Cocc]

Spasmodic and irregular labor-pains, she will have one hard one, and then after a longer interval several lighter ones; much headache; numb and paralyzed feeling in lower extremities.

Coffea [Coff]

Ineffectual labor-pains, contractions of uterus and pressure upon os uteri, causing only pain in small of back; she feels every pain intensely, weeps and laments with constant and extreme fear of death (but nothing of the spiteful crossness of Chamomilla) pains, though severe are not efficacious.

Conium [Con]

During parturition complete sleeplessness and exhaustion; extreme sensitiveness to light; stinging, stitching pains in the rigid os; vertigo, particularly on turning in bed.

Cuprum [Cupr]

Violent spasmodic pains at irregular intervals, with violent cramps in lower limbs; great restlessness between the pains.

Ferrum [Ferr]

With each pain face flushes up fiery-red.

Gelsemium [Gels]

False labor-pains, running directly upward or backward and upward; feeling as if muscular power were wakened from weakness of will-power, cramping pains in various parts of abdomen; os ROUNDED AND HARD ( Belladonna, thin and rigid) and feels as if it would not dilate; PAINS IN UTERUS GOING THROUGH TO AND UP BACK; sensation of wave from uterus to throat, which seems to impede labor; with every pain child seems to ascend instead of descending; nervous chills in first stage of labor; INSUFFICIENT LABOR-PAINS FROM INERTIA, labor-pains gone, os widely dilated, face flushed, she is drowsy and dull; albuminuria; convulsions, pulse large and soft, face deep red, puffed and expression heavy. She dreads beforehand the approaching confinement; nervous trembling during or just after labor, chatters during first stage.

Gossypium [Goss]

Lingering, almost painless labor, uterine contractions feeble and inefficient.

Graphites [Graph]

Large and corpulent women of venous constitution, subject to tettery eruptions; labor-pains weak or have ceased entirely.

Hyoscyamus [Hyos]

Cold sweat, pale face, suffocating spells and convulsions during labor; facial muscles greatly agitated; spasms with much nervous irritability.

Ignatia [Ign]

Labor-pains with sadness; trembling and languor of limbs.

Ipecacuanha [Ip]

Pains go from left to right (Lycopodium, from right to left), with constant nausea and faintness; SHARP, CUTTING PAINS ABOUT NAVEL, WHICH DART OFF TOWARDS UTERUS, interfering with true pains.

Jaborandi [Jab]

TEDIOUS LABOR, NORMAL SECRETION FROM VAGINA HAS DRIED UP, passage hot and dry, os unyielding and pains decrease in force.

Kali-carb [Kali-c]

Labor-pains insufficient, violent backache, WANTS THE BACK PRESSED; bearing down from back to pelvis; sharp, cutting pain across lumbar region, or passing off down the buttocks, thus hindering labor, pulse weak, belching with relief; COMPLAINTS AFTER PARTURITION; suits fat women of a sluggish habit.

Kali-phos [Kali-p]

False labor-pains, ineffectual pains, TEDIOUS LABOR FROM CONSTITUTIONAL WEAKNESS; labour-pains weak and irregular.

Lachesis [Lach]

FAINTING DURING LABOR, lies as if dead from cardiac syncope, especially when she had been previously sad and gloomy (Ignatia).

Lobelia-infl [Lob]

VIOLENT DYSPNOEA with every uterine contraction, which seems to neutralize all expulsive effort; rigid os uteri and rigid perineum.

Lycopodium [Lyc]

LABOR-PAINS GO UPWARD OR FROM RIGHT TO LEFT, she must keep in constant motion often with weeping; relief by placing the foot against a support and pressing and relaxing alternately, so as to agitate her whole body; retention of urine due to severe pressing during labor; undilated os uteri.

Magnesia [Mag-c]

Hysterical spasms interrupt labor; total insomnia (Conium); constipation; fainting fits with nausea, (>) by eructations.

Magnesia-phos [Mag-p]

Spasmodic labor-pains with cramps in legs; excessive expulsive efforts; puerperal convulsions.

Natrum-carb [Nat-c]

Anguish tremor and perspiration with every pain, during which she desires to be gently rubbed, which affords relief; aids in expelling moles.

Natrum-mur [Nat-m]

Labor-progresses slowly, pains feeble, seemingly from sad feeling and forebodings.

Nux-moschata [Nux-m]

Pains false, weak; or SPASMODIC AND IRREGULAR; drowsy, faint spells; pains slow, feeble or suppressed; chilly, pale face; restless; (>) when moving about.

Nux-vomica [Nux-v]

Irregular pains, and labor does not advance; drawing in back and thighs; DOWNWARD PRESSURE WITH CONSTANT DESIRE TO DEFAECATE AND TO URINATE; every pain nearly causes fainting and thus retards labor.

Opium [Op]

Suppression of pains from fear or fright; twitching and jerking of muscles; THE BED FEELS TOO HOT; bloated, red face with drowsiness; pains cease suddenly and coma sets in between convulsive paroxysms.

Phosphorus [Phos]

Tall and slender women of phthisical habit, pains distressing and of very little use; very weak and empty feeling in abdomen. sometimes with cutting pains.

Platina [Plat]

Contractions interrupted by painful sensitiveness of os uteri, of vagina and of external genitals; LABOR-PAINS ALL ON LEFT SIDE, painful spasmodic, ineffectual; her thoughts horrify her.

Pulsatilla [Puls]

Inertia of uterus (Arnica, fatigue of uterus); pains slow, weak, ineffectual or spasmodic and irregular, exciting fainting, wants doors and windows open, fears to suffocate; chilliness and pale face; soreness of uterus and of abdominal walls (Hamamelis) IT CORRECTS MALPOSITION OF THE FOETUS BY STIMULATING THE ACTION OF THE MUSCULAR WALLS OF THE WOMB.

Secale [Sec]

Thin and scrawny women with sallow complexion; labor weak and uterus flabby strength of uterus weakened by too early or perverted efforts, sometimes a few weeks before regular labor sets in; during labor prolonged bearing down and forcing pains in uterus; pains irregular, too weak; feeble, distant or ceasing; EVERYTHING SEEMS LOOSE AND OPEN, WITHOUT ACTION; fainting fits.

Sepia [Sep]

Shuddering during pains, she wants to be covered; rigid os from induration (Natr. carb) on neck of uterus; shooting pains in cervix, extending upward, dyspnoea, weak feeling in abdomen.

Ustilago [Ust]

Labor-pains deficient, os soft, pliable, dilatable.

Viburnum-op [Vib]

Ante-partum or post-partum pains of a severe-crampy or spasmodic nature, with cramping of the limbs and neighboring organs, precede and follow the real labor-pains; acts well on blondes.

Samuel Lilienthal
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal (1815-1891) was from Germany, and became a pioneer homeopath in America. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Munich in 1838. After he moved to the United States, he was hired as Professor of Clinical Medicine at New York College for Women, and also as Professor of Mental and Nervous Diseases at the New York Homeopathic College.
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal was the author of many great books including “Homeopathic Therapeutics”. For many years, with the support of Dr. Constantine Hering, he was the editor of the North American Journal of Homeopathy. Dr. Lilienthal passed away on February 2nd 1891 in San Francisco.