Arsenicum in Labour

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

Inductions

  • 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.

Labour

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.

Dosage

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.

 

 

Induction is a Parenting Decision

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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.

warmly

Piper Martin

Classical Homeopath

http://www.pipermartin.com

 

 

 

 

When to Try Homeopathic Induction

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The best time to try a homeopathic induction is when you are due.

The main reason women go overdue is because of fear.  The remedies will bring down the intensity of the fear so that you can go into labour.  The fear may be about birth, about postpartum, becoming at mother, breastfeeding, your body, your existing family, your finances etc. etc. etc. etc.  Identifying the fear and taking a remedy to match it will be what allows you to go into labour.

These thoughts are not unrelated to what is happening or not happening in your body.

  • Attempting to take remedies and move things forward before you are due is just an exercise in frustration. Homeopathy cannot override your body like a drug, so it cannot force you or your baby into labour.
  • When you do take a remedy and it is the correct match for you,  it will work in 24 hours.  It will be just as if you have gone into labour on your own, a gradual movement towards birth, nothing overpowering or intense.
  • When I do homeopathic inductions with patients the only reason I would give a remedy before 40 weeks is if there is some indication that the woman or her baby are no longer tolerating the pregnancy.  Physical signals such as a true lack of sleep, high blood pressure or swelling are such indicators.

If you want to use homeopathy to induce labour you have a couple of options:

  • Take your constitutional remedy if you have seen a homeopath and know what your remedy is. This is always an excellent starting point.
  • Buy my e-book(s)The Homeopathic Guide to a Vibrant Pregnancy and Birth Kit Essentials –  available on my website – http://www.pipermartin.com – they deal specifically with remedies for induction.
  • I do homeopathic inductions for free via the phone, in person or skype.  Please contact me if you need additional support.  This is something I feel strongly that all women should have access to!

The Remedy Follows you……

Remedies can have a wide scope – this means a single remedy can address many different symptoms that occur throughout the pregnancy, labour and postpartum period.

If a remedy has worked for you during pregnancy or as an induction tool , then it is likely that that remedy will work for you and your baby – should you need homeopathic support.

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If you need more specific guidance regarding remedy pictures and dosage I have two resources – one is to search for specific remedies on this blog.  I am usually writing about them in relation to pregnancy, labour or babies.  The second is to access two e-books I have available for purchase on my website – http://www.pipermartin.com – The Homeopathic Guide to a Vibrant Pregnancy and Birth Kit Essentials.

The Homeopathic Guide to a Vibrant Pregnancy is a 30 page book that guides you through pregnancy, labour and postpartum – as well as some information on Lac Humanum, homeopathic mothers milk.

Birth Kit Essentials is a list and description of the ten remedies I use most often during labour.  Includes potency and dosage information.

Should you have additional questions please feel free to email me – I am always happy to share information and support women and their families.

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HOW do you want your Birth to Feel?

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How do you want your birth to feel? This may seem irrelevant but it is the KEY.

Land on a feeling – and I suggest you go general with this – so – things like steady, present, in my body, sure...

Once you get the language, then start to practice. This is the most valuable prenatal work you can do.

Access every single way you can evoke that feeling in your life.

Once you get a hold of it and are able to maintain it, you begin to go in and out of it, you crave it and create it – you will notice that things in your life are now matching this feeling. You are creating situations that feed your desire. This is a biochemical event, a real, physical happening in your body.

So if your thoughts effect your body and your life – how could this impact a baby and a birth? 

This pathway is accessible, free, available at any time. Therapies such as homeopathy and chiropractic support this kind of neurological event int he brain. The remedies remind and suggest that you find your way back to the path. When you get off track, don’t worry, once you feel the goodness of that feeling – you won’t easily forget.

It is who you were born to be. It is the knowing and optimistic state of the child you were, believing in your body and being o.k. with doing something new and fresh.

Homeopathic Induction- How long does it take? How does it work?

Induction of labour using homeopathic remedies is a completely SAFE option for nudging your body into labour.  The remedies are safe for both you and your baby.  There are not any remedies that are unsafe, remedies cannot be contraindicated when other medications are being administered and the only effect of taking the wrong remedy is that NOTHING will happen.

Now that all those questions are out of the way – how does it work?

When I give remedies to induce labour there are two aspects I consider:

1. What is the fear holding this woman or this baby back? This is the biggest reason women do not go into labour. Identifying the fear at the core level and then taking a remedy to lift the intensity of it, is how women go into labour after a remedy.

2.  Position of the baby – this is another way to induce labour – if the baby is posterior or breech then giving a remedy to correct the position will initiate labour because of the perfect pressure that creates on the cervix.

How LONG does it take to work?

There is no point in taking a remedy until you are 40 weeks.  Homeopathy cannot override your body.

I have had women go into labour within 5 min. of taking a remedy but the normal range I work with is 24 hours.  Within 24 hours something will be starting, you will fully be in labour or you will have had the baby.  The remedy only suggests to your body that you go ahead and do what you need to do and so when you do get going, it will be just as if labour has begun on its own.

How do you know which remedy to take?

Two options:

1.  I do homeopathic inductions  for free – you can book a time to see me or book a telephone induction.

2.  Access my e-book – The Homeopathic Guide to a Vibrant Pregnancy which outlines several remedy pictures for induction along with a host of other valuable information including remedies for labour and postpartum recovery.

if you need guidance or want to access my services please visit my website – http://www.pipermartin.com

Pulsatilla 200C- when and why to use this remedy

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:

  • weeps easily
  • looks for comfort and reassurance and allows this
  • indecisive
  • 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.

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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.

Babies

  • 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.

Continue reading “Pulsatilla 200C- when and why to use this remedy”

Breech Babes

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.

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This footling breech babe – born au natural!

IF f 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.

The Homeopathic Pregnancy ~ Ottawa Birth Centre workshop

The Homeopathic Pregnancy

led By Piper Martin B.Ed., DS Hom.Med

Classical Homeopath

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  • March 21st, 10-4 pm
  • Ottawa Birth Centre , 2260 Walkley Road
  • $200.00 – please register on-line @ wwwpipermartin.com

Piper Martin has been practicing homeopathic medicine, attending births and educating midwives for the past 15 years.  She is capable of translating homeopathic information into recognizable, clinical, experience to support you in truly knowing how to use homeopathy in pregnancy, labour and postpartum care.  

You will receive:

Two E-Books – The Homeopathic Guide to a Vibrant Pregnancy and Birth Kit Essentials as well as her new illustrated workbook – The Homeopathic Pregnancy

We will cover ten remedies that will refresh your practice – their practical use during pregnancy, labour and postpartum. We will have time for specific questions and discovery of your own.

Register at – http://www.pipermartin.com – upon receipt of your payment you will receive the confirmation of your place as well as two e-books to contemplate before the workshop.

If Back Labour is your thing….

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Did you know that back labour – the babe in a posterior position – creates a longer, more painful labour? Perhaps you are only too well aware of this having endured a posterior birth.

Kali Carb 200C will ask the baby to turn.  This can be taken any time in later pregnancy (35 weeks onward), to induce labour (to create optimal pressure to dilate the cervix) or during labour.

Regular consultations with  a chiropractor that specializes in pregnancy is also an incredibly useful support to assist optimal fetal positioning.

You and the baby both are aware that there is a faster, easier way to descend and emerge – the remedy – kali carb 200C merely reminds you both of this knowing.  For more information on remedies to take during labour and postpartum please consult my e-book –

The Homeopathic Guide to a Vibrant Pregnancy, available at http://www.pipermartin.com.

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Piper