‘I have felt incredible energy and life force through my body, and I have really been reborn a happier, healthier, and more confident person.’ Ina May, on Childbirth
Childbirth is one of the most incredible, intense and primal things we humans do.
If you are pregnant and thinking ahead to birthing your child. If you have had children yourself. Or if you’ve been present at a birth. Then the thought of childbirth is likely to bring up some emotions for you.
Those emotions are as unique as you. As your experiences, memories, hopes and dreams.
The use of homeopathy in preparing for, during and after childbirth is very wide ranging.
It’s true that your baby will come when it is ready. But it’s also true that when certain signs and symptoms start showing that your baby is ready, homeopathic remedies can help to ease you into the start of your labour. Helping your body do what it does best – which is all that homeopathy does do.
Childbirth goes through stages. Some women can find themselves temporarily stuck at a stage. Or even have the feeling that they are going backwards. Here homeopathy can help.
In recovery, homeopathic remedies have a lot to give in all aspects of healing here.
The more comfortable you feel about using homeopathic remedies, the more useful they will be during childbirth. I offer a bespoke Homeopathic Birth Session – for more information click here
Below are my top remedies for childbirth and its recovery, with information on when they may be useful. Remember that all homeopathic remedies are to be used when the symptoms match only.
When looking at these symptom pictures, try to decide which remedy is best suited to your whole symptom picture – physical, mental and emotional.
For Help with a Slow Labour:
- Contractions that are weak and irregular, whilst the cervix is not softening. They last for a short time and feel ineffectual.
- Or contractions that slow down or stop, perhaps from exhaustion.
- Thirst during the contractions.
- Weak, ineffectual, contractions.
Contractions that move about the place – lower back, hips, around the abdomen.
- Slowing down or stopping contractions.
- Cramp in the hips.
- Faint feeling, with shivering or trembling.
- A black clous feeling, in a negative state. ‘I can’t carry on.’ Given up hope.
- Fear, of childbirth, possibly from previous birth experiences.
- Back pains.
- Distressing, weak contractions that are ineffectual.
- Sluggish feeling.
- Anxious and anticipatory.
- Sensation of physical heaviness.
- Body paralysed by exhaustion.
- Exhaustion in labour.
- Labour is possibly moving slowly, and there are no other symptoms.
- Low, low energy.
Homeopathic remedies for pain during childbirth:
- Severe, unbearable, distressing contractions.
- Contractions without a softening cervix.
- Contractions that slow down or stop.
- Pains in the back.
- Angry and argumentative.
- Cannot bear the pain, and wants to die.
- Violent behaviour.
- Nagging back ache, or in the buttocks or thighs.
- Pain relieved by firm pressure.
- Contractions without a softening cervix. Distressing.
- Contractions that slow down, with chilliness after a contraction, and exhaustion.
- Can be useful for back-to-back babies (occipito-posterior).
- Irregular, short, weak contractions. Cervix not dilating.
- Feeling faint, exhausted, nauseas or vomiting.
- Complaints of backache.
- Contractions that slow down or stop.
- Pleading for help. Does not want to be left alone.
- Desperate feeling.
- Wanting to be touched and held.
- Severe, possibly violent, distressing contractions, with exhaustion.
- Contractions that stop or slow down.
- Lower back pain.
- The pains drag down.
- Anxious, irritable and despairing.
- Possibly saying they dislike their partner.
- Pains better for vigorous exercise.
- Panic, terror. Fear of dying.
- Violent and terrifying feelings.
- ‘I can’t do this anymore.’
- Severe contractions in a fast labour.
- Short, sharp pains.
For Healing After Labour:
- Sore bruised feeling.
- To minimise bruising and swelling.
- Very useful after an episiotomy or C-section. (But useful after any labour).
- Claiming you are ok, but actually you are in shock, and not ok.
- Throbbing pain.
- Healing to deep tissue, after tearing, an episiotomy or C-section.
- Healing of wounds and preventing infection.
- Helping the recovery after a tear, episiotomy or C-section.
- Inflamed and very painful wounds.
- For pains that are shooting.
- Useful in recovery of a needle epidural or C-section.
- Tearing, stitching pain.
- Pain following an examination.
- Feeling of failure.
- Suppressed anger, sense of violation or humiliation.
- Not wanting to be touched.
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