Pregnancy

Homeopathy is ideal for pregnancy. Homeopathic medicines cannot cause side effects because only a small amount of the active ingredient is used in the preparation. Morning sickness, heartburn, ligament pains, varicose veins, cramp, are a few of the complaints during pregnancy in which homeopathy can be used to great effect.

During the birth homeopathic remedies can be used for example when the cervix is slow to dilate, pain, excessive bleeding, retained placenta and other difficulties. These need to be prescribed by an experienced homeopath. Often the homeopath is present at childbirth especially if it is a home birth.

The place of birth is often a dilemma for the first time parents and the website  https://www.which.co.uk/birth-choiceprovides useful information.

If you are contemplating a home birth then https://www.nct.org.uk/labour-birth/deciding-where-give-birth/giving-birth-home is a very useful site with excellent links.

Often parents will be keen to have continuity throughout the pregnancy and birth which is not often offered on the NHS and an Independent Midwife will offer that service. https://imuk.org.uk/

Breastfeeding is not always straightforward and cracked nipples, repeated mastitis and baby not latching on properly can cause some mothers to stop. Homeopathy can help restore the mother’s confidence in the early days of feeding.

The local NCT group will always have a breast councillor and in my experience and those of mothers I treat they can make  a vital difference in to continue or not breast feeding when times are difficult. https://www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk/breastfeeding-support/ offers useful information and support on breastfeeding.

Babies tend to respond quickly to homeopathic treatment.  These are a few of the possibilities of remedies that can be used but the list is endless                 

Remedies:

Colic    Colocynth, Nux Vomica

Weepy eye  Pulsatilla, Kali Bich

Projectile vomiting  Pulsatilla

Easily administered either in liquid form or crushing pills between two spoons.

At all times an experienced professional homeopath must be consulted. Medical assistance should always be sought if symptoms persist.

 

Recommended books: Homeopathy for Mother and Baby by Miranda Castro

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