I find it very disturbing that the flu shot is recommended for pregnant women, especially in this world in which there are so many other much healthier options available. Begin by putting together a Homeopathic Acute Care kit. It is safe and easy to prescribe homeopathy for adults and children. Homeopathy is safe for pregnancy and for newborns.
There are no side effects – which is pretty revolutionary considering pretty much any other medical substance you put in your mouth has MANY side effects.
The remedies I recommend including are:
Aconite 1M– sudden high fever, croup that begins in the night with fever, acute ear pain with fever, ailments from fright
Antimonium Tartaricum 200C- especially useful for babies – chest colds with low grade fever, sweaty, too young to actively move the mucus out of the lungs. Loose rattling cough but not much coming out. Will usually make the child vomit up the mucus.
Arsenicum 200C – food poisoning, vomiting and diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, chills, restless, anxious
Belladonna 1M – sudden high fever, RIGHT sided inflammatory complaints – ear, sinus, headache, breast, joints, frightened, intense, red, flushed and radiating heat.
Bryonia 200C – head pain with DRY cough, irritable, worse from being moved,thirsty – fears to cough because of pain.
Cantharis 200C – UTI – pain is worse at night, violent, burning pain in urethra and constant urging to urinate
Chamomilla 1M – teething, sudden ear pain, waking in the night shrieking, worse being touched, one cheek red, stool is green.
Eupatorium 200C – flu remedy – deep achy bones, chills, painful headache and cough, sore throat.
Gelsemium 200C – heavy eyes, heavy limbs, achy but not debilitating like Eupatorium. Chilly, especially up the back, weakness, vertigo, ailments from anticipation of performance – a bad cold right before going into labour or a big presentation.
Hepar sulph 200C – last croup remedy – when the mucus arrives and the mood is foul – hypersensitive to pain, touch and cold. CHILLY, recurrent attacks of suppurating tonsillitis, sinus infections with thick, yellow mucus, discharge from ears.
Rumex 200C – tickling cough – continuous cough, profuse discharges, dry membranes – raw throat from coughing
Spongia 200C – DRY cough, barking, croup remedy after Aconite, membranes are all dry.
Sulphur 200C– loose stool, strong odour, red, sweaty, fevers but GOOD mood. Loose chest cold. Great to finish a loose cough that has been hanging around for awhile.
Phosphorus 1M – chest colds, pneumonia, bronchitis, nosebleeds, thirsty, in need of constant company and touch, hungry and thirsty for cold water and juicy foods.
Phosphoric Acid 200C – dehydration, loss of fluids, headache, fatigue, emotionally flat – after any food poisoning, vomiting, diarrhea, blood loss or excessive breastfeeding.
Mercurius 200C – swollen glands,sweating, drooling, sinus infection with green discharges – colds go to the eyes, for sudden infections in foreskins of little boys
Pulsatilla 200c – yellowish thick discharge – pink eye, mucus filled cough, weepy, clingy, thirstless.
Lachesis 200C – sore throat, swollen glands, left side, headache on the left side, worse after waking from sleep.
You can do this and if you need guidance, I am available to provide it via email. Simply visit my website – http://www.pipermartin.com and set yourself up to experience a true level of health.
For an excellent book refer to: Desktop Companion to Physical Pathology, Roger Morrison, M.D.