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.
|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, 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|
|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, 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
what about hemorrhoid after delivery?
sir, Your article was good collection of common conditions with clinical remedies. thank you.
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?
Sir, Your Article and summary of medicine is too good and very help full for homoeopathic followers.