Woman – 29 years old, the 29th of March 2022
I see a beautiful, young mother-to-be through the screen of my computer. She was referred to me by a doula with whom I work. . She has had a constant headache for several weeks. The pain wakes her up at night.. She describes a pulling pain from the nape of the neck extending to her temples.
She also complains of common pregnancy symptoms such as fatigue, nausea and vomiting. I also ask more about her general current state and how and what exactly she feels and experiences when she is in pain. She describes the feeling of a drunk person, she experiences vertigo, her head is spinning and she feels like her brain is not held in one place in her head, like her brain is bumping to the sides.
After entering the mentioned symptoms into the homeopathic repertory the remedy Cyclamen appears in the leading positions, where one theme is of headaches due to the guilt of an induced abortion.
After my further inquiry on this topic, the future mother burst into tears and confirmed to me that although she didn’t have an induced abortion, last year she experienced a miscarriage. She had a really hard time after that.
She thought it was her fault and blamed herself for going to the spa while pregnant and bathing in the warm water. She even had to seek the help of a psychologist. She is still worried about current pregnancy and doesn’t allow herself to be happy and excited.
Remedy prescription: Cyclamen 9C from the 30th of March 2022 – one dose daily for 5 days
Follow-up in 2 weeks: her headaches completely subsided in a week. In homeopathy, we just don’t treat the headache, we also remove the psychosomatic cause. The future mother-to-be started to enjoy her pregnancy and looking forward to the birth of her baby.
Constipation and Hemorrhoids
Woman – 36 years old, the 18th of August 2019
A pregnant first time mother-to-be has 2 weeks before the due date. She has hemorrhoids (also called golden vein) – which are very painful. She also suffers from constipation, the stool is hard, in the form of balls and resembles goat’s poop. The pregnancy began to bother her in the last few days. She feels big, her belly is heavy and she can’t wait to give birth finally.
Based on the repertorization and confirmation of her overall state – I choose a remedy called Collinsonia – which is mainly used for constipation and hemorrhoids, that can also be aggravated by pregnancy.
Remedy prescription: Collinsonia 200C the 19th of August 2019 – one dose daily for 3 days
Patients who need the remedy Collinsonia need space, they hate boundaries and restrictions – like a big pregnant belly.
Follow-up 2 months after birth: her pain immediately subsided, her stool improved, and the hemorrhoids gradually shrank. All symptoms subsided before the birth of her baby.
Uterine Hematoma – Bleeding
Woman – 36 years old, the 5th of August 2020
A pregnant client in her 16th week contacts me due to a hematoma in her uterus that bleeds several times a week. She also experiences pain in her uterus severe enough to require a lot of time in the hospital. Despite the fact that she hates hospitals, she had previously undergone IVF several times and has had 3 miscarriages. This pregnancy occurred naturally when the reproductive clinic was closed during the pandemic.
During the consultation, I found out that she is a self-confident young
woman who knows what she wants in life and doesn’t let anyone tell her what to do. She is direct and has no problem telling her opinion openly.
She works as a project manager, likes being outdoors in nature, practices various sports, and does a lot of physical work. She and her husband bought a new house where she is planning a permaculture garden.
When I asked her what was going on in her life before she got pregnant she answered that they were making slopes for the new garden, where she carried very heavy stones by herself. Her favorite color is white.
Based on the analysis of the case, I selected the homeopathic remedy Arnica montana 30C for her.
Remedy prescription: Arnica 30C from the 6th of August 2020 – two doses daily for 3 days, then one dose a day for next 5 days, then one dose in a 2-3 days.
This remedy is used for traumatic falls, bruises and bleeding. These can be caused by falls, injuries or after mental or physical stress. According to Jan Scholten, people who need Arnica are very strong, work hard and achieve a lot.
Arnica is from a plant family Asteraceae – this family often has themes of Lanthanide and Carbon elements. People who need a remedy from this plant family have a strong drive for individuality, independence and living their own life.
They have a great aversion to being interfered with. They want to do things on their own, go their own way. They prefer to say that things are going well rather than being interrupted or intruded upon. This is exemplified by the well known Arnica symptom of saying they are well and sending the doctor away.
Even when they are sick they do not want to be hassled by doctors or others. They hate operations, vaccinations, medications and any other intervention. They want to keep their integrity, including bodily. They might see any blow, beating or accident as an intrusion of their boundaries, like a violation of their integrity. Hemorrhages in any form can be another expression of that theme. They like the color white.
Follow-up 2 weeks later: I received a message that the hematoma had been completely absorbed and doctors could no longer see anything on the sonography. The client gave birth to a healthy baby.