Stock up on Belladonna 1M for heat stroke, Phosphoric Acid 200C for dehydration and Nat. mur 200Cfor headaches and fever blisters from the sun.
this is a remedy for the following symptoms;
flushed, dark red face
comes on suddenly and intensely (and will leave the same way)
radiating heat from head and core
thirsty for lemonade
symptoms get worse at 3:00 pm – meaning usually the person feels hotter
doesn’t want to be moved or touched
overexposure to sun or stimulation
2 pellets, wait and observe in a 1:10 time frame. If the person has been feeling that way for 60 min then within 6 min. you should see a shift. The individual does not have to have every symptom, but the general themes of heat, redness and intensity should match.
Phosphoric Acid 200C
This is a remedy to treat dehydration or any loss of bodily fluids. For example, a woman nursing and being in the sun may result in dehydration as there are extra demands on her fluid levels from both her own body and her baby’s body. A Phosphoric acid picture may also arise from:
When a person is in a Phosphoric Acid state they are :
emotionally flat, apathetic
indifferent, wants to ignore everything happening
ailments from grief, emotional turmoil, loss of fluids
headache – as if there was a weight pressing on head
craving for fruit, fruit juice and carbonated water.
Natrum Muriaticum 200C and tissue salts
Natrum Muriaticum is a remedy that generally does not prefer to sit out in the sun. When this natural guidance is not followed then a Nat mur person will have a reaction to an excessive amount of sun.
cold sores with or after sunburn
headaches from the sun, must wear hat and dark glasses
extremely thirsty for cold water
nat mur tissue salts are helpful to restore the water/salt balance after dehydration.
If you would like more specific guidance with homeopathy please feel free to contact me via my website – http://www.pipermartin.com
On February 1st I will open registration for The Homeopathic Midwife, an online professional training program in Homeopathy for Midwives. On the first of each month a new session will begin. If you would like to be put on the list for the program please email me and I will notify you as soon as registration opens.
The focus of The Homeopathic Midwife is experiential learning, figuring out how to use homeopathic remedies during pregnancy, labour and postpartum. It is appropriate for anyone with a desire to learn. The program is specifically relevant for Midwives and Midwifery students. Homeopathy students, Doulas and Naturopathic Doctors may also find this information beneficial if they are attending births in this capacity. The program is divided into five modules and is paced to occur over a five month period of time.
You will receive:
written and audio versions of the materials
email access to consult with Piper Martin throughout the five months of your program
a flexible schedule of Skype calls to discuss and improve comprehension through case conferences.
As you finish each section you will be asked to complete a clinical assignment to assess your assimilation of the material. The completion of these segments will result in a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the program. Please note that these assignments are experiential and practical.
The fee for this progam is 1500.00 CDN funds.
A brief outline of the program is as follows:
Session One – Homeopathic Case Taking Skills
Learn how to gather the information you need to prescribe accurately. This will be demonstrated in a variety of settings.
Selection of dosage and potency, which homeopathic pharmacies to use and time frames for prescribing.
Creation of a Homeopathic birth kit
Homeopathic philosophy and development of language to have an effective informed choice discussion.
Session Two – Materia Medica aka Descriptions of the Remedies
Remedies are divided into categories of plants, animals and minerals so that you may study the remedy descriptions with classification.
Each remedy description is specifically oriented towards its use in pregnancy, labour and postpartum care.
Information will be accompanied by relevant clinical notes and clues when possible so that the connection between the written description and the real life client can be made as easily as possible.
Session Three – Homeopathy for Pregnancy
Common ailments of pregnancy that may benefit from homeopathic support are included in this segment. Symptoms such as morning sickness, dehydration, iron levels,acute illness and accidents are all covered, as well as emotional states such as anxiety and fear around upcoming births.
Discussion will include treatment for previous birth trauma, VBAC women and sexual abuse survivors.
Session Four – Homeopathy for Labour
Case taking in labour, how to translate what you observe into a remedy prescription.
Homeopathic induction – so amazing!
Homeopathic augmentation, remedies for first, second and third stage of labour – both physical and mental/emotional treatment.
Session Five – Homeopathic Postpartum Care
Remedies for the immediate postpartum – retention of urine, shaking, dissociation etc.
Homeopathic postpartum kit for the week following labour
Using homeopathy to support breastfeeding – milk supply and mastitis treatment, anxiety regarding breastfeeding
Birth trauma recovery and emotional support for mothers.
I will look forward to hearing from everyone who co-created this new experience.
In the immediate postpartum women that have had fluids during labour often find themselves swollen and retaining that fluid. Their breasts can become extra, extra-large and all their tissues seem congested and full. Our bodies will resolve this eventually but the remedy – Apis 200Cwill push that process along, asking the body to sweat and pee out all the excess fluid. This may help some little babes latch with less effort and allow mammas access to their regular shoes!
Once that hurdle is jumped hydration is a very important aspect of postpartum care. This is one place that partners can definitely help. Offering water, keeping supplies of good quality drinks on hand, serving foods with high water components are all helpful ways of keeping the fluid balanced in a nursing mother.
Dehydration in a nursing mother can look like:
small amount of urine for the amount of fluid going in – possibility of urinary tract infections
desire for carbonated drinks – especially carbonated water
milk supply can ultimately be affected
Considering that every system in our bodies work on or with water – it is a vital piece to pay attention to.
If you do feel dehydrated – take Phosphoric Acid 200C– once a day for three days.
Make up some natural labourade or drink Gatorade cut with water.
Make sure every time you sit down to nurse you have an extra-large glass of water by your side.
Minimize the amount of coffee, tea and pop that you consume as these drinks will further dehydration.
If you have more specific questions or require homeopathic guidance please contact via email – I do offer on-line support.
A few years ago I wrote and published on my website The Homeopathic Guide to a Vibrant Pregnancy. This 30 page book has the information needed to successfully prescribe for yourself during pregnancy, labour and postpartum. Some of the topics covered in the Guide include:
dosage and potency selection
remedies for common ailments of pregnancy such as morning sickness
remedies to induce labour
remedies to keep labour going, for back labour and for a breech baby
remedies to take your first week postpartum for speedy healing.
This book is available for sale on my website – you can pay for it via Paypal and within 24 hours you will receive your own copy in your inbox.
On January 1, 2017 I will be launching my new course – The Homeopathic Midwife. If you have the Homeopathic Guide to a Vibrant Pregnancyand would like to expand that knowledge I encourage you to register for The Homeopathic Midwife. Email me to put yourself on the list to be updated on opening day dates and a full course outline -email@example.com.
The addition of a second child in the family has this bittersweet component. There is something very special about the first child that teaches you how to be a parent. When you are on the brink of shifting all the family dynamics there is often a sense of grief as you expand to include the new babe. It will all be about more love, even on a physical level your body creates more oxytocin receptors the more children you have – and your first child will now have a small sibling that will adore them, but in that moment before it all evolves there is a little sadness in leaving behind the familiar.
One of the opportunities in this shift is that the partner is usually given a chance to have a greater connection with the older child, perhaps taking over bed times or having special outings to give mother and baby a chance to sleep. Usually this new love affair is very satisfying to the older child and allows the mother and baby to have some pleasurable time to greet and get to know one another.
If there is jealousy it is challenging because compassion for your first-born and a natural protective stance for your baby are conflicting sensations. There are a couple of great remedies for the sense of abandonment or competition that may arise as a family expands.
For a child that is weepy, clingy, can’t allow anyone but mom to put them to bed.
Refuses to do anything on their own – eat, dress, go to the bathroom – things they are capable of doing and were previously engaged in.
Wants to sleep with parents
Has no interest in going to daycare or having any type of babysitter besides parents.
Will get fevers and ear infections in this time as a symptom of distress
Children that react fiercely to a new baby
can be violent to the baby, the pets, themselves or their parents
bite, use strong language about the baby – “I hate that baby!” etc.
wants to stay up late with the parents and get their own time in with them
can have severe tantrums and rage attacks – definite intensity to their emotions
will regress in terms of eating, toilet training and sleeping
lots of mischief when mom is nursing or feeding the baby
There are a range of remedies to assist your family through these types of transitions and if you need further assistance in prescribing feel free to contact me at http://www.pipermartin.com. I offer both online and in person consultations.
A woman who needs Arsenicum for induction of labour or to assist during labour often has one or several of the following fears:
deeply believes it is possible she will die during birth – to combat this fear she over researches and over plans every possible aspect that she can control.
fear of vomiting
fear of having a bowel movement during labour
fear of swearing, hitting or shouting at her partner
fear of the house being messed up
fear of getting an illness while in the hospital
VERY regularly Arsenicum women will go into labour at 1:00 am after taking a dose of the remedy to induce labour. So if this is you, take a nap, this remedy has strong time modality.
unable to let go of her fears long enough to go into labour, this remedy will ease the anxiety enough to allow things to progress.
This is a remedy for second stage – Arsenicum women HATE pushing. They hate the intense sensation, the fear of having a bowel movement, the feeling of a freight train charging through their bodies!
Occasionally they will say they have absolutely no urge to push but often they are stalled at this stage. A dose of Arsenicum will again alleviate the intense control so that they are able to move onward.
Give two pellets of Arsenicum 200C and wait for the picture to unfold.
If you desire more information or guidance please visit my website – http://www.pipermartin.com. I have two e-books for self-reference and I provide homeopathic consults via email internationally. Homeopathic inductions are free and always will be.
Babies and the treatment of newborns has always been my speciality. Homeopathy is completely safe for babies, there are no side effects and you cannot do harm. If you choose the wrong remedy the only thing that will happen is nothing. If you choose the right remedy you will likely know immediately as babies are very vital, clear and responsive to the gentle stimulation of homeopathy.
Here is how to give a tiny baby a remedy:
In a glass jar, put two pellets in 1/2 cup of water. Let the pellets dissolve. Give the baby a teaspoon of the mixture. Store the water potency in the refrigerator. Use as needed and then discard when you are finished. A teaspoon = a dose.
You can put pellets directly into their mouths, it is o.k. to touch them. Do one pellet at a time. They will roll them around and possibly spit them out but as long as they have held it in their mouths for even a small period of time the remedy will act. Two pellets = a dose.
Arnica 200C and Hypericum 200C are the remedies and the potencies you want to give for pain after a tongue tie release. Give each remedy twice a day for three days following the procedure. The combination of your magical breast milk and these two homeopathics will speed healing and provide comfort.
I highly recommend using Hahnemann Labs in Berkeley, California – http://www.hahnemannlabs.com for your homeopathic supplies, their remedies are in poppyseed format and are perfect for babies and children, as well as being of extremely high quality. They are the best!
If you have more questions on using homeopathy for yourself or your babies please email me, I provide email consultants for big and small.
There are recurring fears that come up as women prepare to open themselves to the opportunity of birth.
Fear of the Pain –
anxious about the pain from the beginning of pregnancy
plans to get an epidural asap
nightmares and panic attacks about giving birth
history of pain that is triggering – trauma, old surgeries or injuries
prone to anxiety
Aconite 1M– use as often as needed before labour,during labour and postpartum.
Fear of losing control/having a bowel movement/vomiting
usually these women are very fastidious, in control and on top of things
they typically do not like second stage of labour – the out of control pushing
they like things neat and tidy so will not usually give birth at home unless they find the idea of the hospital too germy
usually go into labour at 1:00 am
Arsenicum 200C – 2 pellets during labour or when they go into labour
Fear of tearing or being cut –
previous trauma history – sexual abuse or birth trauma
fear of needles
hard time speaking up for themselves, are ultra polite when they feel dominated
hold in all of their emotions and create infections after birth such as UTI or cesarean incision infections
Staphysagria 200C – 2 pellets during labour and following any surgical incisions from birth
Fear of something happening to the baby –
generally very sympathetic
very aware of how everyone in the room is feeling and reactive to anything that is said or observed
history of bleeding nose/gums/hemorrhage during pregnancy
very fast labours
feels very in touch with the baby throughout the pregnancy
Phosphorus 1M – 2 pellets at the start of labour, repeat as needed.
If you would like more specific guidance about choosing or using homeopathy please email me to set up a consult. I offer free homeopathic induction to ALL women and online homeopathy on an ongoing basis. I am a Classical Homeopath and I haved been a specialist in the world of homeopathy and birth for 18 happy years! I am the author of two e-books – The Homeopathic Guide to a Vibrant Pregnancy and Birth Kit Essentials, both available on my website – http://www.pipermartin.com
Due Dates are a hot topic on this blog. I facilitate at least ten homeopathic inductions a week for women all over the world.
How to create a little space to make it your own?
If something doesn’t feel right – like a hard deadline for induction, ASK the questions. Often this can open up whole new avenues to you, but you have to initiate the options, the care providers are not able to offer them to you.
Decide you will only work with a care provider that is brave, honest and willing to support you. Then if that person suggests that you be induced you will be able to take that advice purely. You have to trust the person who will catch your baby. Trusting the people you work with would probably eliminate half the inductions going on.
Induction is a parenting decision. Agreeing to or choosing induction will impact the very beginning of your life as a mother to this child. Induction changes your birth experience and it is quite likely that it will change the immediate postpartum for you and your baby. Gather information and check in with yourself to figure out what your opinion is on this topic. Decide how you will navigate it, should it come into your experience.
The changes in immediate postpartum influence the bigger picture outcomes of vital experiences such as breastfeeding. This is why I offer free inductions and I always will – it is a pivotal decision, with far-reaching implications.
If you would like the support of homeopathic induction which acts on not only the physical body but the mental/emotional state please feel free to contact me.
This blog has many articles about homeopathic induction, take a look and I welcome your feedback.