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.

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Piper

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Prenatal Supplement and Support Recommendations

Here is my magic list of supplements and supports I suggest for a woman during pregnancy.  They are both to support her and the baby during pregnancy but also to assist in having a straight forward birth experience:

  • Homeopathic Tissue Salts – these are low dose form of homeopathic remedies made from the naturally occurring minerals in our bodies.  There are 12 tissue salts and the three I suggest during pregnancy are:

1.  Ferrum phosphorus tissue salts – homeopathic iron

2.  Calcium  phosphorus  tissue salts – a calcium and phosphorus supplement.

3.  calcium fluoride  tissue salts – calcium and fluoride to support the enamel of the teeth and bones.  Calcium fluoride also works to dissolve any scar tissue on the cervix. 

  • Efanatal – this is a high quality essential fatty acid that is important for neonatal brain development and is said to support a faster labour experience.
  • B12 plus folic acid chewable by Genestra
  • HMF forte acidophilus by Genestra

Supportive Measures – to feel good and allow your body to have a positive birth experience:

  • Midwives – get a midwife – they provide exceptional care, they are covered under health insurance – in Canada – and are there for you and your baby until six weeks postpartum.
  • Homeopathic Constitutional Care – clear out all old baggage and prepare a clear passage for your baby.
  • Chiropractic care – address fear, old patterns of thought, previous birth experiences and any physical imbalances with the aid of chiropractic care – the scope of chiropractic goes far beyond eliminating pain in your back – your chiropractor can become one of your main health care providers for you and your baby.

Stay tuned for more suggestions about creating your optimal birth experience.

Homeopathic Medicine for Pregnancy and Childbirth

This week I taught the first session of Homeopathic Medicine for Pregnancy and Childbirth program.  This is a course I developed about ten years ago and I have been teaching it primarily to midwives across Ontario.  I needed to add something new to the program to keep it alive and interesting and so I created an art component. 

This first session we began by sewing ourselves a womb.  In it we placed our intentions for the course in terms of a safe place to explore our creativity.  One of the reasons I decided to add in the art dimension was so that we could learn about ourselves as practitioners and understand anything we might need to clear or gain perspective on in the realm of birth.  We learned some strategies for case taking during pregnancy and birth and studied some clinical cases of remedies such as Arsenicum, Pulsatilla and Sugar. 

Our main focus for the evening was the topic of conception.  I ask each patient what would have been happening when they were conceived and each of them has an answer.  Our awareness does extend back this far – and it often carries forward into our lives.  We used pastels, charcoal and conte to draw our own conceptions and then our own births.  The results were quite amazing.  Next week we will look at folliculinum and lac humanum, two remedies I have used extensively in practice and relate it to our own human experiences as mothers and women.