The Homeopathic Midwife Online course

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The Homeopathic Midwife has a new group gathering – must be SPRING!?

If you are so inclined just drop me a line and we will get you signed up and on your way. All course details can be found on my website. All questions may be sent directly to me!

warmly

Piper

http://www.pipermartin

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Little Babies can’t blow their Noses!

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Often little ones get congested and it turns into something bigger,  simply because they have a very hard time clearing the mucus.  When the mucus sits at any point too long, then infection can form – in the ears, eyes, chest and throat.  Homeopathy keeps the mucus flowing  and I have included some other easy suggestions to help your babies manage a cold.

Mucus in the Eyes, Nose and Chest

Pulsatilla 200C 

  • thick YELLOW mucus
  • can be either eye and often will swing back and forth
  • may also be thick, yellow mucus from nose
  • this is the main remedy for newborn goopy eyes
  • loose cough goes on through the night and early morning
  • babies are weepy and want a lot of contact during illness
  • thirstless except for lots of comfort nursing
  • will alternate an okay mood and then weeping all day long

Medorrhinum 1M

  • mucus is green – in eyes and nose
  • snuffly babies from birth – often with green discharge in eyes
  • hot babies, night owls and prefer to sleep on their stomach
  • chesty colds – this is the place colds tend to land for these babies
  • very bad diaper rashes with blistering and open sores
  • reactions and cravings for citrus and strawberries
  • these babies are a little wild – fierce and passionate

Mercurius 200C

  • green, fluent discharges – from eyes and nose
  • diarrhea with illness – mucus can come from this location too
  • sweaty and drooly during illness – especially at night
  • intense ear infection pain – especially at night
  • very unhappy during illness – want connection but is not comforted by it like Pulsatilla babies
  • alternating hot and chilly during illness
  • bad breath- which is an unusual symptom in children

Suggestions for managing the flow of mucus:

  • BREAST MILK IN THE EYES! every time you possibly can squirt their eyes with breast milk.  Also great for diaper rashes.
  • CHIROPRACTIC  adjustment – this will really help keep things flowing and prevent ear infections!
  • PROP up the bed with folded blankets under the fitted sheet.
  • Don’t be alarmed if the mucus comes out in a coughing fit that ends in vomiting, this is one of the main ways babies discharge mucus quickly and efficiently.
  • Reassure your baby that they have strong, capable bodies and they will move through this with ease.  Keep yourself steady and provide them with lots of quiet, easy time AT HOME to recover.

I provide email consulting through my website – http://www.pipermartin.com should you need more guidance or support!

 

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Time to Learn

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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.

To read a full course description please visit my website – http://www.pipermartin.com.

warmly

Piper

The perfect time to give birth

trust the timing of your life

 

  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 need assistance with this please contact me via my website – http://www.pipermartin.com

warmly

Piper

Homeopathic Travel Kit

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Wondering what to pack for your summer travels?

Here are my top ten suggestions.

How to take these remedies? A dose is always two pellets – despite the label on the container!

Take two and wait, observe and you will know if you need to repeat.  

  • If things settle down, the crying or discomfort stops then two is enough.  
  • If it reduces the intensity but isn’t gone,  then repeat the remedy.  
  • If it does nothing then you have the wrong remedy.

Aconite 1M

  • after a fright
  • sudden fever in the night
  • sudden ear pain in the night
  • ear pain after a windy day
  • injuries to the eye

Apis 200C

  • all bites that create swelling, redness and heat
  • injuries and swelling around the eyes and all mucus membranes
  • allergic reactions – on all levels from anaphylactic shock to topical eruptions

Anacardium 200C

  • poison oak and poison ivy
  • all itchy, blistery rashes and reactions

Arnica 200C

  • bruises and blunt trauma
  • head injuries
  • shock
  • bleeding
  • overuse of muscles

Arsenicum 200C

  • food poisoning and any symptoms that are similar
  • vomiting and diarrhea
  • nausea
  • restless, anxious, fearful of vomiting
  • anxiety about germs and food safety

Belladonna 1M

  • sudden fevers, especially at 3:00
  • heat stroke – red face, glazed eyes, fever
  • headaches – from the sun, pounding and throbbing with flushed face
  • inflammation – ears, eyes, throat, breast etc.
  • onset of symptoms after doing something out of your comfort zone

Calendula ointment

do a small test patch before applying widely.

  • apply Calendula directly onto open wounds
  • sunburn
  • cuts and burns
  • insect bites

will prevent infection and speed healing

Coffea 200C

  • insomnia after a lot of stimulation or excitement
  • unable to shut off the mind after travel
  • jet lag

Hypericum 200C

  • injuries to the spine, head and tailbone
  • injuries to fingers, toes and tongue
  • puncture wounds – animal bites
  • cat scratches

Phosphoric Acid 200C

  • dehydration
  • headaches from dehydration
  • low energy, flat emotionally
  • after loss of fluids – excessive sweating, diarrhea, vomiting and breastfeeding

If your family has constitutional remedies these are always a good idea to include in your travel kit.  If you need guidance or would like to have a consult to find out more about homeopathic first aid or using constiutional remedies please contact me at http://www.pipermartin.com

Love

Piper

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The Homeopathic Midwife

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The Homeopathic Midwife is an online professional training program.  If you would like to receive information about the course please send me your information. A brief course outline is listed below, you may also visit my website for detailed information. http://www.pipermartin.com 

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
  • As you finish each section you will be asked to complete a clinical assignment to solidify 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 program is 1500.00 CDN funds.

A brief outline of the program is as follows:

Session OneHomeopathic 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 TwoMateria 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 ThreeHomeopathy 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.
  • Surgical healing

I will look forward to hearing from everyone who co-created this new experience.

Piper

http://www.pipermartin.com

Homeopathic Induction Request

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.  

with love

Piper

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