Homeopathy is ideal for women in their child-bearing years as it is a gentle yet highly effective system of medicine.
During pregnancy some women will choose to live with the discomfort of minor complaints such as morning sickness or heartburn, rather than seek treatment because they are concerned about the possible side effects of orthodox medicines with regard to their unborn child.
Homeopathic medicines cannot cause side effects because only a minute amount of the active ingredient is used in their preparation. They work by stimulating the body's own healing powers. Homeopaths recognise that symptoms of ill health are expressions of disharmony within the whole person and that it is the person who needs treatment rather than the disease alone.
By stimulating the vitality of a pregnant woman, homeopathic treatment will automatically benefit her baby. By being as healthy as possible during pregnancy you are giving your baby the ideal conditions in which to thrive. Many homeopaths will advise you on diet and lifestyle to encourage a healthy pregnancy and birth. Good homeopathic treatment prior to conception can help you be as healthy as possible during your pregnancy.
The many physical and emotional changes of pregnancy may cause minor health problems, such as mild urinary problems, diarrhoea, heartburn, anaemia, varicose veins, backache, cramps, thrush or emotional distress. All these problems and more potentially complicated symptoms such as raised blood pressure or oedema, can still be helped by professional homeopathic treatment.
How can homeopathy help during the birth?
There are many effective remedies that can help deal with possible problems during childbirth, such as a cervix which is slow to dilate, pain, excessive bleeding, retained placenta and other difficulties. These need to be prescribed for by an experienced homeopath. Ask your homeopath to supply a labour kit with instructions so that your partner can give them to you during the labour.
Healing after the birth
After the birth you can use homeopathic remedies to speed healing for yourself and your baby - this will help you to enjoy the whole experience more.
Can homeopathy help with breastfeeding problems?
Yes it can. There are some problems that can make it difficult for women to breastfeed successfully including mastitis, painful nipples and a slow milk supply.
Babies tend to respond quickly to homeopathic treatment. There are homeopathic remedies to help relieve the pains of colic or teething, nappy rash and as well as more serious problems. You will need to consult a homeopath if you want homeopathic treatment for your baby.
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