Homeopathy during pregnancy
What is homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a gentle and natural form of medicine that takes every aspect of the patient into account - considering all physical and emotional symptoms as part of a whole, rather than a series of different complaints. The homeopathic remedies stimulate the body’s self-healing system and aims to restore health in a gentle and permanent way.
Most homeopathic remedies are derived from plants, are safe, with no danger of addiction or toxicity, making homeopathy an effective treatment for all ages (including pregnant women and babies).
Homeopaths can give a supportive role to a pregnant woman by offering a natural approach to the pregnancy issue she might have - for example nausea, backache, varicose veins, and heartburn.
Since a homeopathic consultation can last up to an hour, as opposed to 10 minutes at a GP appointment, the consultation will provide the time and space to raise any questions and concerns. This is important as pregnancy is a time of many physical and psychology changes and transitions.
And after the pregnancy?
As the pregnancy progresses, other options can be discussed with the homeopath, including which remedies to use during the birth process. There are many remedies available to help with the labour pains, anxieties, back pains, as well as for healing after the birth.
Then after the birth, there are numerous ways homeopath can support the mother including milk supply, sore nipples, emotional changes, and for the baby - feeding problems, nappy rash, colic etc.
A good relationship with a homeopath during the pregnancy is a valuable aid as it can help give the mother the confidence she needs to live a happy and healthy pregnancy knowing that she is not harming her baby with conventional drugs, as well as having a good emotional support throughout this very special time.
Author: Caroline Harper BSc(Hons) LCHE BA(Hons), Homeopath
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