Wednesday, March 21, 2007


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Its time for another WFMW, and a day when I should be doing all kinds of things instead of sitting here and reading everyones entries on what works for them! What works for me is nothing new, but I thought I would share it with all of you! When I was in labor with my first son, I was in a birthing center surrounded by 5 midwives. For whatever reason, the only thing that made my labor bearable, besides the lovely warm water, was a hard, pokey massage ball type thing that my hubby was using to massage my lower back. He was pushing really hard, so hard that he had imprints in his hand and had to keep stopping because his hand would hurt. One of my midwives brought in two small tubes, both held Arnica. One was a gel, the other an oral little tablet. She had my hubby rub it on my lower back and I later took a tablet or two. I NEVER bruised. Ever. It was not even sore the next day! I should have had a GI-NORMOUS bruise on my lower back. But the Arnica prevented it! So now when my boys fall and get bonks or bumps in various places, we rub a little Arnica on the boo boo and either the bruising is very minimal or non-existent! And that DEFINTELY works for me!!
You can pick this up at any health food store, btw!!


Robin said...

We love arnica around here too!

Tater and Tot said...

I've never heard of the stuff - but it sounds great! Thanks for sharing!

Overwhelmed! said...

I've never heard of arnica, but I'll go look for it. Thanks for the tip!