There are some homeopathic birth protocols that are said to “prepare” women for labour. This really makes no sense when you understand how homeopathy works. In order to prescribe a remedy you first must have some signal from the body that the person needs a remedy.
The idea of these protocols is to prevent women from going postdates – from my experience women go postdates because of fear – not because there is an issue with how their body functions.
If they are capable of getting pregnant and carrying the baby to term then they are also capable of giving birth.
Fear is the element that interferes with what they need to do to complete the cycle. The remedies in the pregnancy protocols are usually Cimicifuga, Caulophyllum and Arnica.
These remedies all address the physical aspects of giving birth – if there were remedies that addressed fears in advance of the birth – that would be worthwhile. I assume that every woman is healthy and capable of giving birth unless I have reason to believe otherwise. I look at what can be holding someone back on a mental/emotional level (such as previous birth trauma, sexual abuse history, fear of pain, fear something is wrong with the baby etc. etc.) and I address that specific fear with a homeopathic remedy.
For more specific information on remedies for induction including remedy descriptions please visit my website – www.pipermartin.com and access my on-line e-book – The Homeopathic Guide to a Vibrant Pregnancy.