Sepia and Nux Vomica – Friends of the Pregnant Woman!

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Remedies have relationships and belong to families.  This is one way of organizing and understanding how remedies may work together.  Sepia and Nux vomica are two such remedies.

Sepia

Sepia is a very hormonally based remedy and hence the reason it shows up a lot during pregnancy.  Sepia women feel hormonal changes strongly, each shift such as menarche, the birth control pill, pregnancy, breastfeeding and menopause create imbalance and difficulty for the Sepia woman.  During pregnancy Sepia women may experience some of the following symptoms:

  • aversion to their husband – this is a strong aversion – including the smell of their husband
  • aversion to their children – general impatience and feeling of being overwhelmed
  • exhaustion
  • lack of tone – sensation as if the baby is falling out
  • prolapse – bladder, rectum or uterus
  • craving for vinegar
  • stasis – varicose veins, hemorrhoids, constipation and cold hands and feet
  • desire for vigorous exercise but too tired to do so
  • aversion to breastfeeding – would prefer to go to work and this is their main conflict – knowing breastfeeding is a good choice for the baby but lacking the desire to sit and do it.

Nux Vomica

Nux vomica is the acute remedy of Sepia.  This means if a person is constitutionally a Sepia type,  then Nux vomica will work well for acute complaints – symptoms that are temporary and passing through.

For example

  • morning sickness in pregnancy – this feels like being hung over – dry heaves, retching, headache and BAD mood
  • withdrawal from coffee, tea, drugs or alcohol – headache, constipation and BAD MOOD
  • impatience in traffic, at work, with families – extreme lack of tolerance and patience – translates in labour as a premature urge to push
  • short-tempered
  • headaches
  • constipation – with urging but little output
  • very sensitive to noise, light, stimulation and big reactions when overstimulated.
  • babies that cannot handle stimulation, especially premature babies

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Homeopathic Remedies for Hair Loss – Postpartum

For specific information on remedy choices, potency and dosage please visit my website and access my e-book:  A Homeopathic Guide to a Vibrant Pregnancy. 

Shifts in the hormonal system often create a hair loss during the postpartum.  To support your body in rebalancing hormones and encouraging the growth of new hair consider the following remedies:

  • Lachesis 200C – this remedy is used during pregnancy for varicose veins and left-sided sciatica pain.   Hair loss in a person needing Lachesis might occur during pregnancy or only during the postpartum.  Lachesis people are quite social, chatty and feel the need to return to their pre-pregnant body and clothes quite soon after pregnancy. 
  • Sepia 200C – Sepia women have usually had more than one pregnancy and do not react well to major hormonal shifts. This might be noticed after using the birth control pill, after a miscarriage, abortion or a pregnancy.  The hormonal shifts cause physical disturbances such as hemmroids, varicose veins, low sex drive and hair loss. 
  • Silicea 6X tissue salt- taking two pellets of Silicea tissue salts will encourage new growth of hair.