Pregnancy & Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a science, which deals with the intrinsic nature of man and helps him to attend the highest ideal of health. Before Conception it is advisable for both partners to be treated homeopathically. Children of homeopathically treated parents are less victim of heredity and are less ill.

To have a healthy baby also there has to be an ideal atmosphere at home. The best time to have a baby is immediately after the marriage. This is so because in newly married couples there are no difference of opinions and both are in love with each other. The age is exact and the pressures of the in laws are less as all of the family members are still trying to assess the newly weds behavior and in initial stages of marriage there is greatest harmony in home. It is a prerequisite for the mother not to have any mental tensions and pressures bothering her after the conception. These pressures act on her and also indirectly on the baby. This indirect pressure on the baby can cause multiple problems in future after the birth. The mother-in-law syndrome that works in majority of Indian homes also has to be blamed for this. They have lot of expectation from their daughter-in-laws. If these are not fulfilled then there is an emotional pressure; which starts building up in the daughter-in-law. These emotions get suppressed majority of the times and the same character is imbibed in the child and you may get a child who is shy, hides his emotions, unable to face the society etc. On the contrary if these pressures are not there the child will be the healthiest one in every respect viz. Mind, body and spirit. So if the mother-in-laws want their grand children to be healthy it is their duty not to pressurize their daughter-in-laws and there should be always a feeling in the minds of daughter-in-laws that they are with their parents. Psychological role therefore plays a major role in having a healthier baby. Along with this the diet of the going to be mother has to be nutritious with plenty of milk, fruits, green leafy vegetables. Also exercise mainly a walk for almost half to one hour will be beneficial for both the mother and the child.

Homeopathy has lot of things to offer during pregnancy. In initial stages the expected mother can take bochemic salt no 28 which has all the ingredients required for a healthy baby. For pregnancy nausea medicines like Symphoricarpus Racemosa, Cocculus, Sepia, N.vom etc. can help the expecting mother. Acute problems that come up during pregnancy like fever, cold and cough, abdominal pains, diarrhea etc can also be well treated with homeopathic medicines, taking into consideration the acute symptomatology during these illnesses. As these medicines are safe there are hardly any side effects both on the health of the child as well as on the health of the mother. In cases of threatened abortion due to fall Arnica will come handy, and in other causes Viburnum Op in tincture form will reduce the discharge immediately but in these types of cases it is always better to consult your homeopathic doctor. In women having recurrent abortions Syphilinum can be very handy. Bio-comb no 26 if taken from the 2nd month of pregnancy will help to have a healthy baby and also a normal delivery.

The “lie” of the baby can be corrected with remedies like Puls. If there is a sudden feeling of the motions of the fetus being stopped remedies like Caulophyllum will help. In violent movements of the fetus remedies like Ars, Lyco, Sili, Thuja etc might do the job. For rigid “OS” during labor pains remedies like Belladonna, Chammomila, and Caulophyllum will help. In long and painful labor Arnica will immediately ameliorate the soreness and also help to prevent the post labor complications. For slow labor pains remedies like Caulophyllum, Ignatia, and Scale cor, will do the needful. Convulsions coming on during labor can be treated with remedies like, Cicuta ver, Cup met, Secale cor, Ignatia, Hyoscymus etc. Post delivery for increasing of milk in nursing mothers Alfa Alfa, Ricinus com, Lecithin can be given. If there develops an aversion to the baby and the mother becomes hysterical with neurotic behavior Platina will help. In mastitis and breast abscess Phytolacca is the remedy.

:- by Dr. Santosh Kothari .
B.H.M.S. (PUNE); L.C.E.H. (BOM); DIP.I.A.C.H. (GREECE).

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