Categories: Obstetrics or Midwifery
There should be a movement of the bowels the second or third
day, and a soap and water enema containing a small teaspoonful of spirits
of turpentine and one-half ounce of glycerin, will usually be sufficient.
Later cascara cordial, castor oil, etc., may be used. Should the breasts
be much swollen and painful and fever arise, saline laxatives are needed
for two or three days, such as citrate of magnesia, rochelle salts,
hunyadi water or seidlitz powder may be given.