Pulsatilla – the windflower~ is blooming right now. Early spring is the time that this plant blooms and moves with the wind and rain of the season. Pulsatilla is a remedy that is very common to see as a remedy state in pregnancy and in children.
Pulsatilla is the remedy to remind a breech or transverse baby that the most anatomically correct way to be born is in an anterior, vertex position. This may not be the case for all babies, I do think there are babies that do just fine being born breech. But for those that can change the position safely, Pulsatilla creates the gentle reminder and the mother and baby create a more optimal fetal position together.
This happens within 24 hours of taking a single dose of Pulsatilla 200C and quite often the mother is not aware of it happening. I have clinically seen this occur up to the 39th week of pregnancy.
This is a safe option to explore. The remedy will only work if the change of position is to the advantage of the baby. If the cord is too short or tangled to make the switch, nothing will happen. If the placement of the placenta will be compromised by a move, then again, the baby will not turn. Homeopathy is safe because it ONLY works with the body, it can’t override the body. It makes suggestions and the body can choose to respond or not.
Pulsatilla is also very helpful for:
- morning sickness
- fear of labour
- jealousy in pregnancy
- long first stage of labour that stops and starts
- indecisive about planning for birth
A Pulsatilla baby is usually born to a Pulsatilla mother. These babies will strongly prefer to be carried every moment, mainly by their mothers. They need a lot of attention, tending, adjusting and adapting on the part of the mother. They weep often but are quickly consoled by cuddling. They are changeable babies and very sensitive to being alone – even for a moment. You will observe all of these same characteristics present in the mother as well.
- thick, yellow discharges – eyes, nose or ears
- remedy for chickenpox – still wants to snuggle despite the itching
- thirstless – have to beg this child to take sips
Pulsatilla 200C is an appropriate dose for both pregnant women and children. Please visit my website for more information. I offer online consults, learning opportunities and ebooks on my site. Thank you for reading and your feedback!