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Homeopathic Healing Before/During/After Pregnancy

In the community that I live in, I have been seeing more young families. Couples who have had their first child within the last two years, and now some of them are having their second child. It is fun to see these babies and families.

I am also seeing more women patients in my homeopathic practice who are pregnant and who have young children. Homeopathy is very helpful before, during, and after pregnancy. These days people are looking for safe, natural, non-toxic, and holistic healing forms of medicine for themselves, and for their families. Homeopathy fits this so well.

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Having Homeopathic Treatment Before/During/After Pregnancy

When a pregnant mother has homeopathic treatment, she is helping herself as well as helping and strengthening the health of her unborn baby. And when a nursing mother is using homeopathy, the baby is also benefiting from this care. In a way, it is treating two people for the “price” of one. When the mother is healing and well, the baby will be well and healthy. Homeopathy is safe to use during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

These are some of the health concerns that may bring a woman to homeopathy before, during, and after her pregnancy:

  • wanting to get pregnant/fertility issues
  • morning sickness
  • extreme fatigue
  • sleeping issues
  • chronic colds, coughs, flus
  • increased blood sugars
  • increase in blood pressure
  • skin eruptions – acne, rashes, eczema, psoriasis
  • urinary tract infections
  • emotional issues – fears, anxiousness, depression, grief, sadness
  • exasperation of an ongoing health issue  – allergies, asthma, headaches, migraines
  • postpartum depression
  • labor issues
  • recovery from vaginal births and caesarean sections
  • breastfeeding issues
  • health of the baby
  • an ongoing health concern that the mother experiences and may be receiving other treatment for. (Homeopathy works well along with allopathic/western medicine.)

It is important to receive prenatal care from a health practitioner – ob/gyn, midwife, nurse practitioner, osteopath, and/or others. Homeopathy can be used along with this care.

Two Women  

I had started to see one woman as a patient before she became pregnant, and have continued to see her throughout her pregnancy. The homeopathic care has helped with her morning sickness, extreme fatigue, heart flutterings, colds, and with what brought her originally in for homeopathy. She also sees an ob/gyn, a chiropractor and other health practitioners.

I have seen another woman off and on – before, during her pregnancy and after the baby was born. Homeopathy helped her with the original reason she came in for. It also helped her when she experienced morning sickness and wanted to increase her breast milk supply.

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If you are planning on starting a family, are pregnant, or already have young children I would be happy to talk with you if there is a health concern that is bothering you. This includes fathers as well as mothers. I invite you to contact me here through this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.

 

I am happy to say that I will again be at The Healthy Spirit (629 3rd Ave, Suite B, Chula Vista, CA 91910) for anyone in the San Diego area who has always wondered about Homeopathy — what it is, how it works, how it can help you be healthier and happier –I will be there on Monday, May 16, 2016. I will be seeing walk-in visitors between the hours of 11 am and 2 pm. For all ages! I will be specifically offering: A getting acquainted homeopathic consultation, to hear what is bothering someone, how it affects them – an ongoing health concern, such as digestive issues, headaches, anxiety, skin eruptions, chronic fatigue, menstrual difficulties, insomnia, sore throats, behavioral issues, allergies – and how homeopathy can be of help. It is a free 20 – 30 minute homeopathic consultation. Homeopathy – looking at the whole person, and as an individual. Please stop by!

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Homeopathy Is Helpful To Use Before, During And After Pregnancy

Recently, a patient of mine asked me if one can use homeopathy when pregnant, and then she said she was pregnant. I said, yes, it is fine, and it is safe. I congratulated her, telling her how wonderful it is that she is pregnant. And that, it is a good time to do homeopathy when she is pregnant because it will help both her, and her baby.

Homeopathy Is Helpful For Moms, And Dads, – Before Pregnancy, During Pregnancy, And After Pregnancy.

By both parents, the mom and the dad, receiving homeopathic care before the pregnancy, they will also be helping the health of their future children. pregnant womanMany times in families, there are tendencies and susceptibilities towards certain health conditions that are then passed down from one generation to another. Often, people will say, asthma runs in my family, or eczema, or allergies, or depression, or as I have heard lately thyroid conditions. People will say my mother had this, or my grandfather, or my father. A tendency or susceptibility doesn’t mean that someone will definitely develop this particular health issue in the future, but they may be more prone to developing it than other people who do not have this tendency in their families. Having homeopathic treatment before pregnancy, and during pregnancy, lessens these tendencies and susceptibilities, so that they are not passed down to the next generation. Instead, it is like passing down an immunity. For couples who are thinking and planning on having a family, having homeopathic care is a good idea.

Focusing On The Mother

It is safe to use homeopathy when a woman is pregnant, The woman may be already coming in for homeopathy to help with some health concern she is experiencing, and becomes pregnant during this time, like the patient I mentioned. Or a woman may start homeopathic care because she has a health concern, and is also thinking about becoming pregnant in the near future, whether for the first time, or she already has children. Or a woman is already pregnant, and wants help with a particular health concern that has come up during the pregnancy. These are all good reasons to come to homeopathy.

Usually, a particular health issue is what bought the woman in to homeopathy, (and the dad too, if he also comes in). In addition to this concern, the homeopath also wants to know about the whole of the woman – other concerns she may have, what is stress like for her, how she experiences what bothers her, her dreams, her fears, and more. A homeopathic remedy is given that is similar (Law of Similars or Like Cures Like).to what the woman is experiencing, to the wholeness of her. The homeopathic remedy stimulates her own healing process.The vital force or immune system is strengthened – the health issue is better, and she is feeling better in herself. And this helps the baby as well.

Some Health Concerns That Women Experience

Homeopathy is helpful for women before pregnancy, during pregnancy, during the delivery, postpartum, and helpful for health issues that the baby may experience. It is important to receive prenatal care from a health practitioner – ob/gyn, midwife, nurse practitioner, osteopath, and/or others. Homeopathy can be used along with this care.

Here are some of the health concerns that may bring a woman to homeopathy before, during and after pregnancy:

  • morning sickness
  • extreme fatigue
  • sleeping issues
  • chronic colds, coughs, flus
  • increased blood sugars
  • increase in blood pressure
  • skin eruptions – acne, rashes, eczema, psoriasis
  • urinary tract infections
  • emotional issues – fears, anxiousness, depression, grief
  • exasperation of an ongoing health issue  – allergies, asthma, headaches, migraines
  • postpartum depression
  • labor issues
  • recovery from vaginal births and caesarean sections
  • breastfeeding issues
  • health of the baby
  • more

Healing With Homeopathy

During pregnancies, there is the concern of safety to the baby. Homeopathic remedies are safe to use when pregnant, and when nursing the baby. There are no side effects, and the homeopathic remedies are non-toxic. The homeopathic remedy given to the woman is addressing her, her particular health concerns and how she experiences them. This puts the woman into a more healthful state, and the baby as well.  I often say that during a pregnancy, the baby and the mom share the same state.

If I can be of help for an upcoming pregnancy, an existing pregnancy, or health concern after a pregnancy, please contact me here through my blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com. I offer a 15+ complimentary Get Acquainted Phone Call.


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Nux vomica Can Help Colic

I saw that someone reading my blog may have been interested in the topic of Nux vomica and colic. I thought I would address that.

Always in homeopathy, you are matching what the person is experiencing to a homeopathic remedy that is similar. In order to do that, especially with a baby, observation of how the baby is responding to things, what is different in their temperament and their mood compared to their usually temperament, what makes them better or worse, and taking into consideration the mother’s diet and mood, especially if the baby is being breastfed.

Colic can be experienced by an adult too. That may be indigestion. So again it is by observation, and the adult can tell you verbally.

Someone needing Nux vomica would be experiencing:

  • Pain cramping, griping, pressing, sore, bruised.
  • Better: for passing a stool, for hot drinks, for warmth while in bed, for passing wind.
  • Worse: after eating, from coughing, in the morning, during a fever, from wearing tight clothing, when tired, or eating too much or the wrong types of food.
  • Pains coming on after overindulging with food or eating stimulating types of food. Their may be nausea or indigestion.
  • Breastfeed babies – mothers eating too spicy foods or drinking too much coffee, tea or coke.
  • Chilly, and become irritable when gets chilled.
  • Violently angry, impatient, irritable, quarrelsome, nervous, excitable, angry when consoled.
  • Constipation alternating with diarrhea.
  • Constant desire to pass stool, but ineffectual (that is why they are better when passing a stool)
  • Stools are hard, large.
  • Shocked, let down, disappointed.
  • Wants to feel better quickly. Making an intense effort to get comfort NOW.

And always, if this continues it would be good to see your physician or a homeopath.


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Benefits of Homeopathic Treatment – Healthy Mother and Baby

I received an email from Narayana Publishers a few days ago, announcing the edition of their newest issue of SPECTRUM OF HOMEOPATHY, a homeopathic publication. The title of this new issue is NEW LIFE-PERINATAL HOMEOPATHY. This particular issue writes up cases of babies and young children who were experiencing different physical and emotional symptoms, such as colic, restlessness at night, difficulty breastfeeding, ear problems, not sleeping well, failure to thrive, eczema and more. Part of the case taking or case uncovering process of these babies and children was to hear about how the mother was before and during her pregnancy. This helped the homeopaths to come to the homeopathic medicine that was most similar to what the baby or child were experiencing.

Since I had mentioned how the state of the mother can affect the baby in two of my posts, I wanted to give you the link to this publication. My two posts are: “Homeopathy: Supporting A Woman Through a Caesarian Birth and Recovery” and “Colic – Homeopathy Can Ease the Discomfort”.  Very often, the mother and the baby may be experiencing the same state during the pregnancy. Homeopathy can be so helpful for both the mother and the baby. And even more helpful, is the mother deciding to have homeopathic treatment before she gets pregnant. Possibly the father as well.

Here is the link. Once on the site, click on NEW LIFE-PERINATAL HOMEOPATHY, and then scroll down to “interactive reading excerpt”, and you can read some of this issue online.

http://www.narayana-publishers.com/spektrum-homoepathie/spectrum-of-homeopathy-0120131


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Colic – Homeopathy Can Ease the Discomfort

Since I had written a blog about the safety of using homeopathy while breastfeeding, I wanted to follow with a post about babies experiencing colic.  They are very uncomfortable – in pain, having difficulty sleeping, having difficulty eating, spitting up.  All this affects the household.  

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The mother is very busy taking care of the baby, and may often forget to take care of herself. I know how easy it is for a mother to put herself  aside, and not take the time to care for herself. Actually, what mother does have the time. The baby is very sensitive to how the mother responds to him or her. (This may be the start of another post.)

If the mother is breastfeeding, there is a direct connection between the mother and her baby through her breast milk. The emotional state of the mother, the foods she eats, how much sleep she gets, how much fluids she drinks, what kinds of fluids she drinks –  all these can affect her baby.  Specifically, the mother may notice after she eats certain foods that her baby is very uncomfortable with pain and with gas. The mother may then decide to refrain from eating those foods while she continues to breastfeed. This may give the baby some relief. Some of these foods are: spicy foods, broccoli, cabbage, legumes, and dairy products.

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A baby who is not breastfeeding may experience colic as well.  A change in the formula may be needed. Also, it could be a response to what the mother is feeling within herself. Again, going back to the mother taking some time to care for herself.

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Homeopathy can help babies that are breastfed and bottle fed.

Below are listed several homeopathic remedies or medicines that can be helpful for a baby that is experiencing colic. Observe what and how the baby is feeling: the emotional state, the discomfort, and physical symptoms of the baby. Then “match” the observation to the description below. Homeopathy is based on the principle LIKE CURES LIKE or THE LAW OF SIMILARS. The homeopathic remedy that is most similar to the baby will be the most helpful and promote a healing.

If these remedies do not help, and the baby is very uncomfortable, it would be good to see a professional homeopath. There are over 3000 remedies. The aim is to give the person, the baby in this case, the homeopathic remedy that is most similar to what he/she is experiencing.  Or it may be that it is the mother that needs to be treated by a homeopath, which would benefit both the mother and the baby.

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HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES: (Adults and older children also can experience “colic”. These homeopathic medicines may be helpful for them.)

Chamomilla

  • Angry babies. Screaming. Restless. Demand to be carried. Want things, and then reject them. Cannot be comforted.
  • Abdomen/stomach feel bloated. Unbearable pain.
  • Will draw legs up.
  • Baby will cry when passing a stool.
  • Diarrhea with green stools.
  • One check red, the other not.
  • Better: for uncovering. Babies will kick covers off. Being carried.
  • Worse: during the evening, warmth, for fresh air.

Colocynthis

  • Irritable. Indignation. Restless.
  • Doubles up. Draws knees up. Presses on abdomen.
  • Abdomen/stomach distended.
  • Pains: cutting, gripping, tearing, violent. Coming on in waves.
  • Pains with diarrhea that are green, pasty.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Better: doubling up, warmth, firm pressure and rubbing (stomach), for passing stool. When put on parent’s knee or shoulder.
  • Worse: anger, eating (especially fruit) or drinking even a little. Becoming overheated. Before having a bowel movement.

Cuprum metallicum

  • Restless at night in bed.
  • Abdomen: sore, bruised, tender and hot.
  • Pain: cramping, violent. Nausea and vomiting.
  • Better: for cold drinks.
  • Worse: for touch, for vomiting.

Magnesium muriaticum

  • Restless in bed at night making it difficult to sleep.
  • Oversensitive to noise.
  • Cramping, sore, bruised. With constipation – stools crumbly, small balls, knotty – a lot of straining.
  • Constipation after drinking cow’s milk.
  • Diarrhea – green stools.
  • Sweat and stools smell sour.
  • Worse: form milk or caused by drinking milk, teething.
  • Better: fresh air, for pressure.

Magnesium phosphoricum

  • Sleepless because of indigestion.
  • Pain: cramping, drawing . Drawing up legs with flatulence.
  • Better: for warmth, bending double, from pressure. (Being held on top of a warm hot water bottle)
  • Worse: col, swimming in cold water, for touch or light pressure, being uncovered, from walking in the fresh air.
  • Best to dissolve pellets in filtered or spring water and give a spoonful at a time.

Nux vomica

  • Colic in babies when breastfeeding mother is eating too much spicy food or drinking too much coffee, tea or Coca-Cola.
  • Pain: cramping, griping, pressing, sore and bruised.
  • Better: passing a stool, hot drinks, warmth of bed, passing flatulence
  • Worse: after eating, in morning, for tight clothing.


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Homeopathy – Safe to Use When Breastfeeding

I noticed that some people who had viewed my blog recently were wondering if it is safe to use homeopathy while breastfeeding.  I think there were concerns about using homeopathic remedies in the pellet form as well as in the form of topical creams. Yes, it is safe to use homeopathy orally and topically when breastfeeding. In my post “Supporting Women through Caesarian Sections and Recovery”, I did mention it was safe to use homeopathy while breastfeeding.

I know breastfeeding mothers are very concerned about their diet, and don’t want to eat any foods that could affect their baby, especially foods that cause gas and colic in their baby. There are some western medications that are not safe to use when the mother is breastfeeding. This was probably discussed with the mother and her physician before, during and after the pregnancy. Using homeopathic remedies during  pregnancy is also safe.

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Homeopathy is very helpful for the health concerns that mothers and their children experience.  Often, it is when a woman starts her family, that she turns to homeopathy for help with colds, coughs, earaches, stomachaches, colic, teething and other things that come up. I will have more about how homeopathy is helpful in these kinds of situations in further blogs.