PREGNANCY, CHILDBIRTH & BEYOND
My Personal Experience
I used Homoeopathy for both of my children's births. The first time I was pretty inexperienced and trying to pick a remedy from a kit, whilst in the throws of labour, was never really going to work well. It was a planned water birth in the hospital, but after 48 hours of contractions I was exhausted so a Pethidine induced third stage, immobile on a bed, was what I got.
The second time however I was more prepared, I had noted down key remedies that I thought I might need and ended up having the most beautiful home water birth. I breathed my baby out into the water.
Both experiences shaped me, but the second made me realise that birth is a beautiful thing that should be revered and not feared. Two years later I started studying Homoeopathy always with the hope that one day I might help other woman give birth as naturally and happily as I did.
I understand only too well that birth can throw up all sorts of curve balls and that is the beauty of homoeopathy, it is there ready to catch them and you.
The use of homoeopathy during pregnancy and beyond can give your baby a great start in life. Homoeopathy helps each individual become the healthiest they can be and by knowing your baby from the moment of birth, it will enable me to prescribe really effectively in their future.
“To be pregnant is to be vitally alive, thoroughly woman, and distressingly inhabited. Soul and spirit are stretched – along with body – making pregnancy a time of transition, growth, and profound beginnings.”
– Anne Christian Buchanan
I have been a qualified Sports & Remedial Massage therapist for the past 16 years. I am fully qualified in massage during pregnancy & labour and can offer massage treatments to work alongside homoeopathy if you require. It can be a lovely way to work with you; a homoeopathic consultation followed by a massage. Pregnancy can be tough on your body, especially your back, pelvis & legs, massage is the perfect way to relieve any problems, or simply to relax. I can also show your birthing partner how to massage you during labour to make you as comfortable as possible.
I do not offer fertility treatment but I do offer the chance to make yourself as healthy as possible in order that you might conceive naturally.
Homoeopathy is completely safe to both mother and unborn child. There are no side effects to using Homoeopathy and therefore it is one of the safest and most effective forms of treatment available, for the emotional and physical well being of a woman during pregnancy.
There are too many conditions to list that can be helped by homoeopathy during pregnancy, but here are some of the main ones:
Morning sickness including hyperemesis gravidarum
Heartburn & indigestion
Oedema, including pre-eclampsia
Anxiety about the birth
Back and pelvis pain
I can only offer advice for during labour to those that I have been seeing for at least 3 months previously. This is not to earn more money, but to ensure that you have the right remedies on hand, personalised for you. I can tailor make a kit for your birth partner to use, when you are in labour. The better I know you, the more accurately I can prescribe prior to labour starting and the less likely it will be that you will need any extra help during labour.
Some situations that can be helped with homoeopathy during labour are:
Failure for the cervix to dilate
Need to induce
Fear, anxiety or shock
After the Birth
Homoeopathy can be incredibly helpful for all manor of conditions for you and your baby. These include:
Post natal depression