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Homoeopathy During Pregnancy and Labour

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Written by Robert Medhurst

The author lists remedies often indicated for problems in pregnancy and birth.

Homoeopathy is a very popular means of managing gynecological and obstetric issues. Their speed of action, safety and lack of interaction with drugs have made homoeopathic medicines popular with midwives and other healthcare professionals around the world, who are involved in pregnancy and labour.

Some homoeopathic medicines, such as Arnica and Caulophyllum, are often used routinely in pregnancy, and while there may be a case for this type of use of these two medicines, the best method of using homoeopathy is to match the presenting symptoms with the proving symptoms of the remedy.

Following is a list of frequently used first aid remedies for some of the more commonly presented problems seen in pregnancy and labour. In regard to the dosage of these remedies, generally, the use of 6C, repeated as necessary, should be sufficient.

The following is intended as a guide only, and is produced for educational purposes. It is not intended to replace the services of a suitably qualified person, and many of the conditions discussed may require urgent medical management. For any and all problems that relate to pregnancy and labour, the advice of a suitably qualified person should be sought.

Ailment Suggested Remedy
Anxiety, prior to labour Gelsemium
Birth, premature Arnica (for baby)
Bleeding related to trauma Arnica or Bellis
Blood loss, symptoms related to China
Bruised feeling in the pelvic region Bellis
Depression, post partum Sepia or Sulphur
Fainting from great weakness Carbo veg
Fainting from fright Aconite
Fainting from over excitement Ignatia or Aconite
Fear, prior to labour Aconite
Foetal position, abnormal (breech position etc) Pulsatilla
Haemorrhage, post partum Carbo veg, Phosphorous, Arnica or Ipecac
Insomnia, during pregnancy Coffea
Jaundice, neonatal Nux vomica or Lycopodium
Labour, difficult due to rigidity of the os Caulophyllum or Belladonna
Labour pains, false Actea racemosa
Labour pain, unbearable Chamomile or Arnica
Labour, premature Caulophyllum
Labour, slow, weak or interrupted Pulsatilla, Arnica, and Belladonna
Labour, to promote Caulophyllum
Lactation, deficient Calc carb or Lac defloratum
Lactation, sudden loss of or lack of Lac defloratum
Lactation, suppressed, breasts feel hot and painful Bryonia
Lactation, to reduce or cease Lac caninum
Lactation, weakness from China
Mastitis Phytolacca
Morning sickness Symphoricarpus,Ipecac, Sepia or Nux vomica
Nipples, cracked Calc carb or Nitric acid
Pain, back, pains extend downward Kali carb
Pain, back, pains extend upward Gelsemium
Pain, breasts, breasts hot and throbbing Belladonna
Pain, coccyx Hypericum
Pain, post surgical Staphysagria
Perineum, tearing Bellis or Calendula
Placenta, retained Sabina, Cantharis, or Sepia
Respiration difficult for neonate Aconite, Ant tart or Carbo veg
Scarring or adhesions, to reduce Thiosinimum, Silica or Graphites
Shock or trauma to deep tissues Bellis
Surgical incision problems (Caesar or episiotomy) Staphysagria
Toxaemia of pregnancy Apis or Merc corr
Toxicity, related to anaesthetics Phosphorous or Nux vomica
Trauma, to the infant Arnica
Urine, retention of Causticum
Uterus, lack of tone Caulophyllum
Varicose veins Hamamelis, Vipera or Pulsatilla

Some Related Cases Cured with Homeopathic Medicine

Ovarian Cyst During Pregnancy In A Woman With PCOS – by Petr Hoffman

Phobias During Pregnancy – by Stavroula Pervolaraki

Pregnancy with Enteric Fever and Jaundice – by Vinit Monga


About the author

Robert Medhurst

Robert Medhurst BNat DHom DBM DRM DNutr is a qualified Naturopath & Homoeopath with 28 years of clinical experience and currently practices in the Adelaide Hills in South Australia. He has written many articles and lectured on homeopathy throughout Australia and the U.S. Robert previously operated several natural therapies practices in Sydney and was involved in teaching and research. He was formerly the Expert Advisor on Homeopathy to the Federal Government of Australia, Dept. of Health & Ageing. He specialises in homeopathy and is the author of The Business of Healing, the definitive guide for clinical practice establishment and management. For more information see adelaidehillsnaturopath.com.au. Robert Medhurst is author of the recently released : The Concordant Clinical Homeopathic Repertory


  • Sir my wife is in 27 week of pregnancy and she is amniotic fluid deficit. it is 7 only and baby has only 798 Grams of weight. To resolve the problem she is taking alfalfa Q, 2 tea spoons of honey with one tumbler of warm water twice a day.She is also drinking 10-12 Tumblers of water through out the day. Will it help to increase the amniotic fluid?

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