Labor – Convulsions during

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

Aconite [Acon]

Puerperal convulsions, cerebral congestion; hot dry skin, thirst, fear of death restless; numbness and tingling of limbs.

Apis-mell [Apis]

Drowsiness; scanty urine, high-colored and albuminous.

Argentum-nit [Arg-n]

SPASMS PRECEDED BY A SENSATION OF GENERAL EXPANSION, mostly of face and head; just after an attack she lies quite and before another one sets in she becomes very restless; has a presentiment of an approaching attack, stomach feels as if it would burst with wind and marked relief of all symptoms after BELCHING WIND, WHICH COMES UP IN TORRENTS.

Arnica [Arn]

Pulse full and strong and during every pain blood rushes violently to face and head; symptoms of paralysis on left side; tympanitis of abdomen after labor (peritonitis); unconsciousness, involuntary defaecation and urination.

Arsenicum [Ars]

General oedema; wax, puffy look of face; chilliness, extremities cold and clammy; albuminuria, urine dark and scanty; vomiting, diarrhoea great thirst; respiration short, difficult anxious great prostration; trembling of hands; neuralgic pains in chest, head and extremities; each spasm is followed by great exhaustion and restlessness.

Artemisia-vulgaris [Art-v]

Spasms in childbed from lochial discharge interrupted.

Atropinum [Atro]

After normal birth violent convulsions, unconsciousness; deep- red, distorted face; rolling eyes, gnashing of teeth; bloody foam before mouth; bending in of thumbs; throwing about the limbs; on remission stretching of body and deep sopor.

Belladonna [Bell]

Convulsive movements in the limbs and muscles of the face; paralysis of RIGHT SIDE o f tongue; loss of speech and difficult deglutition; dilated pupils; red or vivid face, renewal of fits at every pain; more or less tossing between the spasms, or deep sleep, with grimaces or starts and cries, with fearful visions; jerking twitching of muscles between the spasms; sound sleep or unconsciousness after a spasm.

Cantharis [Canth]

Convulsions, with dysuria and hydrophobia symptoms; bright light, drink, sound of falling water, or the mere touch causes a renewal of the spasms; face swollen and puffy; urine scalding, dark and scanty, with frequent desire; albuminuria, cylindrical casts, mucus and shreds in urine; vulva swollen and sensitive; convulsion with retained placenta or membranes eye bright, pupils widely dilated; face pale and yellowish, bearing an expression of deep-seated suffering.

Carbo-veg [Carb-v]

Collapse and heart failure; labor-pains weak or ceasing, with great debility; breath cold and short, with cold hands and feet; desire to be fanned, must have more air.

Caulophyllum [Caul]

Convulsions with very weak and irregular labor-pains; she feels very weak, is feverish and thirsty.

Causticum [Caust]

Convulsions with screams, gnashing of teeth and violent movements of limbs; dyspnoea with frequent singing.

Chamomilla [Cham]

Convulsions from anger; excessive sensitiveness of rigid os; labor-pains spasmodic and distressing, tearing down the limbs, irritability; and petulance.

Chininum-sulph [Chin-s]

Albuminuric spasms and unconsciousness after parturition; tetanic convulsions in the intervals convulsive action of muscles of face, eyes, etc., oppressed respiration; distended veins; weak, rapid, intermittent pulse.

Chloroformum [Chlf]

Women subject to convulsions during labor, from anaemia, uraemia or reflex irritation.

Cicuta [Cic]

Strange contortions of upper part of body and limbs during the paroxysms, with blue face and frequent but short interruption of breathing, followed by weakness and insensibility as if dead; cold pale face; half-closed eyes with blue margins; opisthotonos, jerks as from electric shocks, borborygmus; hiccough and belching; CONVULSIONS, ESPECIALLY AFTER DELIVERY, OF EXCESSIVE VIOLENCE.

Cimicifuga [Cimic]


False labor-pains, sharp pains across abdomen, insomnia; labor- pains severe, tedious, spasmodic, with fainting fits or cramps; cardiac neuralgia during parturition; convulsions in labor from nervous excitement; feels strange, talks incoherently, screams, tries to injure herself; shivers during first stage of labor.

Cocculus [Cocc]

Spasms following difficult and then brought on by changing position of patient, passing off with a sigh; EXALTED SUSCEPTIBILITY TO IMPRESSIONS, everything causes starting and trembling all over body; shuddering; mental terror during spasmodic irregular pains;terrible pain in small of back, with hour-glass contraction; rapid oscillation of the eyeballs beneath the closed lids; weak and nervous women.

Coffea [Coff]

Puerperal convulsions from extreme excitability; head hot red; face puffed, eyes glistening, after sudden emotions, especially pleasing ones; constant loquacity and sleeplessness.

Crot. [Crot-h]

Convulsions in connection with albuminuria, sopor, coma, bloated countenance. sensation of tight constriction in throat; tremulous weakness all over, as if some evil were apprehended; hysteric convulsions, followed by paralysis, septic or zymotic influence, or in haemorrhage and in broken-down constitutions.

Cuprum [Cupr]

Spasms, complicated with violent vomiting; opisthotonos with every paroxysm, with spreading out of the limbs and opening the mouth; clonic spasms during pregnancy, when the attack begins at the periphery and spread centrally; post-partum convulsions with rash; sour-smelling sweat; soreness of abdomen to pressure; burning in small of back; shrill, piercing shrieks before fit; frequent attacks of blind rage, biting at persons (Cuprumars).

Gelsemium [Gels]

Premonitory symptoms; HEAD FEELS VERY LARGE, spasms appear early, because os uteri remains hard and thick; distressing pains from before backward and upward in abdomen, though the os may be relaxed and the pulse soft and full; convulsions with unconsciousness, labor-pains gone, os widely dilated great lassitude;dull feeling in forehead; fulness in region of medulla oblongata; ALBUMINURIA WITH DROWSINESS and twitching of different parts of the body, dim vision.

Glonoinum [Glon]

Congestive form; unconsciousness; face bright-red puffed; violent throbbing of heart and carotids; pulse full and hard, eclampsia from protracted labor or after instrumental delivery; albuminuria.

Helleborus [Hell]

Shock passes through brain as if from electricity, followed by spasms, cannot fix idea, stares, slow to answer, muscles fail to act properly.

Hydrocyanic-acid [Hydr-ac]

URAEMIC CONVULSIONS, with drawing at the nape of the neck from irritation at the base of the brain; respiration irregular and gasping; great distress about heart with weak spells; surface of body cold and blue; excessive prostration.

Hyoscyamus [Hyos]

HYSTERICAL OR EPILEPTIC CONVULSIONS; shrieks, anguish; chest oppressed; unconsciousness; bluish color of face; twitching and jactitation of every muscles of body; during convulsion limbs forcibly curved and body throw up from the bed; delirium; deep sleep with convulsions; spasms followed by paralysis; retention of urine.

Ignatia [Ign]

Convulsions commence and terminate with groaning and stretching of limbs, accompanied with vomiting, face usually deathly pale, especially after or grief, night-watching.

Kali-brom [Kali-br]

ECLAMPSIA FROM PRESSURE OF CHILD ON SOME OF THE PELVIC NERVES or against an undilating os; pupils dilated, face bright-red, expressive of anguish and fear; she is nervous, cannot sleep, must walk about for relief.

Kali-carb [Kali-c]

Eclampsia, she does not lose consciousness during the spasms, and they pass off which eructations of wind (Argentum nit).

Kali-phos [Kali-p]

Convulsions in weak and exhausted women, oversensitive to all internal and external impressions, with sunken countenance, coldness and palpitation after the attack; afraid to be alone and (>) by gentle motion.

Lachesis [Lach]

Convulsions commence on left side and are worse about throat and neck, with trismus and blue face, body backward and cold extremities; after the fit trembling all over, faint and exhausted; jealousy (Hyosc.).

Laurocerasus [Laur]

She is conscious of a shock passing through her whole body before spasm (Helleb); much gasping for breath, with livor of skin; clonic spasms of all limbs with exhaustion and paralytic weakness; deep, snoring sleep.

Mercurius-cor [Merc-c]

Albuminuria, excess of salvia; trembling or convulsive twitching of the muscles of face, arms, legs sleepy daytime, wakeful nights; dull and slow of comprehension.

Magnesia-phos [Mag-p]

Convulsion with stiffness of limbs or of body, fingers clenched, thumbs drawn in; insomnia from exhaustion, convulsions (<) right side, (>) by warmth.

Moschus [Mosch]

CONVULSIONS FROM URAEMIC POISONING; stupefying pressure upon brain; eyes staring, glistening, pupils dilated, distention and rumbling in abdomen, with horribly offensive flatus; urine clear as water and very copious or scanty and thick as yeast; sexual orgasm.

Nux-moschata [Nux-m]

Convulsions motion of head from behind forward; hysterical ECLAMPSIA IN WOMEN WHO EASILY FAINT, spasms commence with a scream and foaming at mouth; drowsy before and after spasms; labor-pains spasmodic and irregular, or false and weak.

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.