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 this vital time. While following the principles of naturopathy in aiding the natural life processes, we seek to assist without interfering. Dealing with all aspects of women’s natural health, fertility and hormonal issues is our specialty. So you are in safe hands.
Generally we do not use herbs at this time, because many are contra-indicated during pregnancy. But treatment with homeopathic remedies has a history of more than two hundred years, 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.
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 to the developing foetus.
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 three trimesters or during labour.
Things that may be treated by homeopathy during pregnancy include:
During the last month of homeopathic treatment during the final trimester, the focus is on preparing for labour by tonifying the uterus. During labour, depending on the exact symptoms, there are natural remedies to help with these specific circumstances:
After the 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.