Knowing how to use some basic remedies for labor and birth is an act of empowerment, of taking control and responsibility for your own and your baby’s health. Even better is to have your birth support people know to use homeopathic remedies so they can better support you.
Having homeopathic first aid remedies on hand and knowing how to use them can be a great way to avoid more drastic intervention and pharmaceutical drugs with their well known long term side effects.
Homeopathy can be a turning point, shifting things back into balance gently when there appears to be no other option. It offers an alternative when things don’t go as planned and may prevent the cascade of intervention and medicalization of birth.
By learning remedies and being able to choose which to use when there is a delay or mishap, empowers women and their birth partners to be more in charge of their own birthing journey.
Homeopathics can be taken quickly as a first line of action while on the way to seek professional help in an emergency, and in less acute situations they may avoid the need for help altogether. (Obviously common sense needs to be used.) And if they don’t happen to work, then there is no harm done! They are completely non-toxic.
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•Homeopathy has been shown to be at least as effective as conventional medicine1.
•Every year in Australia 14,000 people die from medical errors in hospitals.2 Homeopathy is non toxic and has less and much milder side effects than pharmaceutical drugs.1
•Homeopathy is the second most used medical system in the world (WHO, 2009).
Homeopathy In Pregnancy
Homeopathy is non toxic with only miniscule amounts of a substance left in a remedy. Conventional medicines on the other hand, are generally not recommended during pregnancy as they cross the placenta and can be harmful to a baby.3
Homeopathy can be used for a wide range of conditions both acute and chronic, ranging from morning sickness, headaches and varicose veins to preparing the body for birth.4
Homeopathy in Labor and Birth
Many studies have shown the beneficial use of homeopathics during labor. Taking Arnica and Bellis at the start of labor has been shown to keep haemoglobin levels higher after birth (i.e. reduces amount of blood lost) than in those people not using homeopathics10.
A study in the UK showed that having a homeopathic kit to self administer remedies with during labor and birth helped those who used it5.
Midwives who use homeopathy in labor, say that it generally helps women have gentle, uncomplicated births with quick recoveries6.
Remedies can be used to help emotionally through transition, to cope with pain, to keep labor progressing, as well as to help the physical body7. Postnatally, homeopathy can be used for healing perineal trauma, preventing infection, mastitis, and many other emotional and physical situations.
A homeopathic first aid kit is also a vital additive to the cupboard for childhood fevers, teething, earaches, colds, diarrhea, cuts and bruises, and bites and stings and many more small ailments.