So you think you need . . . An episiotomy So you think you need . . .:If you must have an episiotomy . . . To help the healing process after the operation:

* Dilute 10 drops of Calendula tincture in 250 mL of warm water, and spray it onto the area to reduce discomfort

* Apply Arnica cream around the stitches, as this plant can help wounds to heal, and/or take homoeopathic Arnica 6C three to four times a day

* Bathe the area in warm water containing three drops each of cypress and lavender oils

* Boost your intake of zinc and vitamin B6 to raise your levels of blood haemoglobin to improve tissue-healing.

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