If you are exploring homeopathy and feel like you would like to include it in your birth plan, your postpartum support system and possibly for your baby I am going to give you some basics to stocking a birth kit, potency choices, brands to consider and how to dose. Homeopathy is a safe medicine for pregnant women and babies – of all ages. This will be an ongoing mini series so stayed tuned. Here is your first installment…..
Remedies to Stock for Birth and Beyond
Arnica 200C – the word Arnica is the name of the remedy, the 200C is the potency of the remedy that I recommend during pregnancy and postpartum. It is also the potency I would choose for babies and children.
The idea is to match the potency of the remedy with the vitality of the person and the intensity of the symptoms.
Bellis 200C – this is a specific remedy for bruising to soft tissues. This can also be useful for bruised breasts in the postpartum.
Calendula tincture and ointment – use in tincture form in your peri bottle during postpartum healing. Use the ointment for diaper cream, in place of petroleum or zinc based ointments.
Aconite 1M – transition, fear of the pain, fear from an old trauma that has not resolved – i.e a traumatic first birth. Babies that have been through resuscitation.
For detailed information on exactly how and when to take these remedies please refer to my e-books available on my website – http://www.pipermartin.com.