Pregnancy is an important time for the health of the mother and the developing baby. Fortunately the natural therapies used at this Perth naturopathic clinic are low risk during pregnancy.
Generally we do not use herbs, because many are contra-indicated during pregnancy. But treatment with homeopathic remedies has a history of two hundred years now, and no complications have never been shown to be a result of homeopathy. Homeopaths have always freely prescribed whatever the indicated remedy is based on the symptoms of the mother during pregnancy.
It is important to understand that any homeopathic remedy above the twelfth centesimal contains only medical information, not chemical substance. It is the chemical substance in herbs, vitamins, drugs and even certain foods that can be of concern during pregnancy.
Constitutional treatment during pregnancy not only helps the mother but we believe it also helps the developing foetus, by modifying the expression of negative inherited tendencies that we call miasms in homeopathy. Stated simply, this means the baby will be healthier and have less risk of family tendencies like asthma, hay-fever, eczema, psoriasis, etc. I have seen this many times, by comparing siblings born before the mother had homeopathic treatment.
Also, we believe the mother will have an easier labour from treatment, as certain landmark studies have shown.
Please note that in no case do we advise going against the advice of the doctor, gynaecologist or midwife during the pregnancy or labour.
Things that may be treated by homeopathy during pregnancy include:
During the last month of homeopathic treatment during pregnancy, the focus is on preparing for labour by tonifying the uterus. During labour, depending on the exact symptoms, there are remedies to help with these specific circumstances:
After birth, remedies will help with such difficulties as retained placenta, perineal laceration and tears, healing episiotomy and caesarean wounds and minimising scarring, after-pains, post-partum infections, retention of urine and abnormal lochial discharge.