Imagine if you were just free to have your baby whenever the baby decides the time is right?
This whole pressure around timing and hospital, doctor and midwifery protocols is painful.
Negotiating over your OWN body seems odd, doesn’t it?
Many people get worn down by these strange timelines imposed on them and decide to allow medical induction. If you would like a fresh option you can choose to try a homeopathic remedy for induction. One very unique aspect that homeopathy can offer is the ability to soothe the wild, occasionally fearful, intense emotions that can be present around the due date.
In the vast majority of inductions I facilitate, the remedy is chosen to address the emotional hesitation. Once that has been cleared the body knows exactly what to do.
Pulsatilla is a very common remedy to see in pregnancy, labour and postpartum. If a remedy works well for you in pregnancy – i.e. it addresses your morning sickness, then it is highly likely that will also be useful for induction, to augment labour or to support any breastfeeding challenges. Pulsatilla is a remedy that appears to follow a woman from pregnancy to postpartum and often it will be the first remedy to consider should the baby need a remedy.
Pulsatilla emotionally looks like:
looks for comfort and reassurance and allows this
emotional about other children, fear of them feeling abandoned
looks to those around her for guidance instead of tapping into her own
Physically this translates as:
discharges that are yellow, thick and emerging from eyes, nose, ears – newborn goopy eyes
craves touch no matter what – even while in transition prefer to be cuddled and touched
morning sickness that changes day by day – different triggers, different times, different reactions to food.
indecisiveness is reflected in the baby assuming many positions during pregnancy and often goes breech, labour that starts and stops and is experienced all through the body – contractions in legs, bum, back, abdomen, unable to commit to the labour taking Pulsatilla will create a regular rhythm to the labour and is the gesture of commitment that is needed to progress.
goes into labour only when children are in bed or being cared for – reluctant to really be in labour without the midwives, husband, mother, support team that she has assembled all around her – within sight
very changeable milk supply and supply that is easily effected by food, company, upset, discharges etc.
Pulsatilla is a plant remedy, made of the wind flower – it blooms in the spring and softly blows in the wind – a way to remember its soft, changeable nature and being a plant its reaction to and awareness of its environment.
use Pulsatilla for babies if you have a baby with separation anxiety – by that I mean if you cannot walk out of a room without the baby weeping.
This is such a useful remedy for siblings that may be feeling jealous and becoming very weepy and whiny as a means of expressing their feelings. Pulsatilla will reassure them of their stability in the family.
Pulsatilla is a remedy that makes a suggestion to a baby to turn head down. That is actually how the remedy works. It gently suggests that anatomically it is easier to make an entrance in a head down, anterior position, this is just how most babies fit best through the pelvis. Variations of this position usually create a period of waiting in labour as the baby makes its way to an optimal fit.
The reason homeopathy is so incredibly safe to take in pregnancy and labour , is that the only way it works is WITH the body. Working with the knowledge each person possesses, it reminds mothers and babes of the simple design of the body.
IF there is a reason for a breech position – like the placenta has grown in a way that is blocking a position change or the cord has become looped in a way that will be restricted with a turn, then the baby just will not move. NO remedy will override the wisdom of the body and this includes the mother’s body and the baby’s body. I also would assume that there are some babies that just know that they are meant to be born breech. Every body is unique.
The remedy will make the suggestion and if it is accepted, the baby will turn within 24 hours. Interestingly mothers rarely seem to feel the turn, even if this is happening late in the pregnancy.
This provides me with additional evidence that the simplicity of the body just feels normal – nothing invasive is happening, no real effort is made – it is simply a suggestion that is being carried out by the baby.
The remedy for a breech position is Pulsatilla 200C. Take two pellets, that is all you need.
Pulsatilla mothers often are in an emotional state in which they are having difficulty landing on a solid plan for their birth, they may be debating home or hospital, frequently have people attending the birth they do not particularly want present and are focused on how to make everyone around them happy. They may even feel unsure about their ability to give birth and feel unprepared to make that commitment. The indecisiveness is reflected in the baby – the baby moves into many positions or lands in a breech position, which in turn takes the decision making process away from the mother and into the hands of a surgeon.
Taking Pulsatilla will strengthen the mother’s ability to be steady in her choices and ultimately reassure the baby that she is by his side as they have a birth experience together.
Lastly, you do not have to worry that taking Pulsatilla and turning the baby will induce labour. Again this is a situation in which homeopathy CANNOT override your body and you will only go into labour if the time is right for everyone.
If you have specific questions about Pulsatilla or using homeopathy in your pregnancy please visit my website – http://www.pipermartin.com.
I just had the feeling that I needed to update all the homeopathy connections out there that I am offering online consults from deep in the coastal mountains!
If you are interested in using homeopathy for induction of labour, I offer free consults for all inductions, with no exclusions. Everywhere, all over the world, this is available to all women. We connect via email and talk back and forth until we land on the remedy for you. I will help you figure out where to get it and guide you through the process. It is safe, free and available to you.
I am always happy to work with all pregnant women, anyone who wishes to find out their constitutional remedy during pregnancy has excellent timing. The unique element of homeopathy is that it addresses the mental/emotional realm. So not only can it impact your physical symptoms, but it can uplift your emotional state. This serves to contribute to the well-being you will feel. A constitutional remedy is also the best remedy to use to induce labour. Knowledge of that remedy also opens up the information regarding which remedies you might specifically want in a birth kit and what you may need in the postpartum.
Constitutional care is offered online, via email. I will send you a series of questions to begin the conversation and we will work back and forth to establish this specific remedy for you and your body. The initial consult includes a month of follow-up care.
Postpartum care via email is very accessible. You do not need to be a former patient, anyone is welcome to communicate at any point in their experience. Online care means no waiting for answers which often feel urgent in this period of time. I have 20 years of experience treating newborns with homeopathy and feel comfortable consulting for nursing concerns and all newborn postpartum challenges.
To contact me with questions or to take a look at my consulting fees, ebooks or online course please visit my website:
The fall is a perfect time to focus energy on your own educational growth.
The Homeopathic Midwife is an online program designed for those attending births and working with pregnant and postpartum women. If you curious about homeopathy and want to learn how to effectively apply that knowledge to this specific realm then this course is for you.
You may be a pregnant woman, a doula, a midwife or a naturopath, chiropractor or homeopath. This course covers all the remedies, potency selection and case taking skills you need to navigate from pregnancy to postpartum.
If a woman has been able to create and grow a baby, it is reasonable to assume that she will also be able to give birth “on time”?
It’s difficult to drop a topic such as due dates that has so much momentum, but one way to do this is to choose something equally dynamic to focus on. How about the idea that you have perfect timing? That things fall into place – the right feeling person is on call, that the traffic lights are all green, that you and your partner are rested and ready for action, and that your new little babe also has a sense of perfect timing.
I can’t help but consider the perception of the baby through an induction.
Create a general statement that is reassuring to you and your baby with regard to the idea of a due date. Something such as; I know this will all unfold perfectly, I will know by the ease and flow that my timing is excellent, I can trust that this baby will give me a signal when he/she is ready to make their transition into this outer world. …
It is just as possible to believe in these statements and ideas as it is to believe in the feeling of running out of time, deadlines, due dates and the general bad feeling of being late. If you find yourself worrying about or talking about a due date, go to these statements for soothing. You will know by the relief your body feels when you think those thoughts that you are on the right path.
This type of thinking is what I offer along with a suggestion for a homeopathic remedy to lift off fear and allow more freedom within the body and the mind.
If you have ever worked with me creating a homeopathic induction for yourself, would you kindly write me 2-3 lines describing the experience? I would like to get some real language circulating on this topic. Use initials for privacy and if you would, please include your country as I love the visual of homeopathic induction rippling around the world.
I am going to share a few heartfelt testimonials from women I have worked with over the years so that you can hear from a grassroots perspective how homeopathy can impact your life.
“I believe that homeopathy has kept my children and I both healthy and happy. I found homeopathy after already delivering my son at the hospital, despite wanting and trying for a home birth.
For my next two pregnancies, I used homeopathy to battle all sorts of pregnancy related issues, from morning sickness, to nasal and sinus congestion, to turning a breech and then a transverse baby. Homeopathy supported two home births following my son, and both home births were most lovely experiences I could have ever wished for. With remedies, we were able to make my contractions more effective, relieve back labour, and promote milk supply. Both my daughters were born in a warm, loving, quiet environment, surrounded by those who loved them and they thrived from the moment they were born.
As my children grow and play, I find we are able to manage when we get sick with ease. We use homeopathy to help heal bad bumps and bruises more quickly, to turn fevers around more quickly, and to avoid flu like symptoms (sniffles and coughs) from escalating into more serious issues like bacterial infections, such as ear or throat infections. I believe with homeopathy, my children are vital, strong and healthy!”