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"Unlocking Nature's Healing Powers: The Top 10 Homeopathic Remedies for Birth and Beyond"



Pregnant woman using homoeopathic remedies

Pregnancy is often the time when women first start to dabble with Homeopathy. It's how I ended up as a Homeopath!


Issues can arise when women are pregnant that they've never experienced before, whether it's nausea, constipation, indigestion, insomnia, and many more. Mothers want to ensure their growing child is safe, but they also need to feel better. Thankfully, Homeopathic remedies are safe to use throughout pregnancy and birth, and while breastfeeding.


The following are the top 10 most useful homeopathic remedies to have in your pre-birth and post-natal kit.


During pregnancy, I recommend 30c potency for home prescribing, but during labor, you can use up to a 200c potency if needed. For pregnancy related issues (or after birth support), a 30c potency taken four hourly for up to four doses may suffice.


During labor: The more intense the symptoms, the higher the potency and more frequent doses (how often you take the remedy), may be needed. As always, stop as soon as symptoms improve.


A helpful tip during labor: Add a few drops of Rescue Remedy and Arnica 30c (or two pillules of Arnica), to your water bottle to sip on.


Aconite:

Fear and fright = Aconite.

Extreme fear experienced during pregnancy. Contractions feel violent and intense, producing a state of fear and anxiety. Restless, agitated, and fearful that they might die. Especially helpful during transitional phase of labor. The baby appears shocked and unsettled after birth. Very comforting for nervous fathers, grandparents and support people.

Arnica:

For feeling sore and bruised during labor. The Mother may not want to be touched. It also relieves soft tissue damage (perineum and abdomen) following birth and reduces swelling and bruising. Taking Arnica reduces the risk of infection and promotes healing. It's also useful to reduce caput/swelling of the baby’s head after birth.

Bellis Perennis:

Follows well after Arnica or if Arnica does not ease discomfort. This remedy is exceptional for bruised, sore, pelvic pain, or for painful abdominal tissues during pregnancy and following birth.

Caulophyllum:

A very useful remedy to help strengthen and tone the uterus and prepare and soften the cervix prior to birth. This is a key remedy to use if labor pains fail to dilate the cervix and contractions become irregular, short, and spasmodic. This remedy helps to coordinate and strengthen contractions.

Cimicifuga:

Similar to Caulophyllum. The difference being it helps to produce coordinated contractions while allaying fear and anxiety. It encourages a woman to trust the birth process and open up both emotionally and physically. She may feel unable to endure labor. Common words might be “I can’t do it.” Incredibly useful for women who may have a painful or traumatic memory of a past pregnancy, birth, miscarriage, etc.

Gelsemium:

This is an excellent remedy for dysfunctional labor with failure to progress, especially if the baby is lying in a posterior position. There is weakness and exhaustion and muscles tremble with the effort of movement. Contractions are felt in the back. This remedy is especially helpful when there is fear or anticipation of birth. It may be useful before birth to help ease anxiety and can also be useful to ease fear and anticipation of birth in fathers and support people.

Hypericum:

Key remedy for shooting, nerve pains following caesarian section or perineal tears and episiotomy.

Kali Carbonicum:

For contractions felt mainly in the back (especially posterior positioned babies). The backache may extend to the buttocks. The back feels as if it would break and back pain is better for hard pressure. The patient often feels very chilly.

Nux vomica:

For contractions felt in the back that extends to the buttocks and thighs. They feel as if they want to move their bowels or urinate, but nothing much is passed. They are irritable, impatient, and easily angered and offended. They may also be sensitive to odors, light, and noise. No pressure can be tolerated on the back and pain is worse from pressure (the opposite from Kali Carb).

Staphisagria:

Encourages the quick healing of incisions or lacerated wounds. Useful following incision, penetration, or stretching of muscle fibres after catheterization and episiotomy. Helps to relieve feelings of anger, resentment, disappointment, and emotional upset that may follow a difficult labor and birth or caesarian section.


Should you require additional one-on-one support, feel free to reach out to me. I offer my services to both people and pets worldwide, online.






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