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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.