Aconite 1M for Newborns

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Aconite 1M is a remedy for fear, panic attacks and the feeling of “I almost died!”

Why would a newborn need such a remedy?

A new baby may need this remedy to counteract emotions that were provoked either during the pregnancy, birth experience or in the postpartum.  Some situations that could provoke these feelings include;

  • “high risk pregnancy” – this language informs the baby and the family that there is a risk to the life of the baby and that the potential for danger exists.  There are usually more ultrasounds, more tests and more fearful appointments.  These things promote the feeling of fear and anticipation of the birth and what might be wrong.  The baby is aware of all of this.
  • threats during pregnancy – the mother may be under physical or emotional stress such as abuse, poor living conditions, shame, fear of survival, uncertain care for the birth or post traumatic stress.
  • during birth babies are reactive and aware of what is happening, heart tones are indicators of the emotional state of the baby and mothers that are frightened have frightened babies.  Unfortunately the remedy for this is rarely to help the mother center herself and breathe, it is usually to inform her that the baby is not doing well! we need to do something! The increase in fear usually impacts the baby in a negative sense and the whole experience of fear takes on more momentum.
  • physical trauma during birth such as forceps, vacuum extraction, cesarean birth, deep suction or resuscitation can all create fear in a newborn.  Usually no one is explaining anything to them about the sensations they are experiencing and it doesn’t take much imagination to understand how this might be viewed as painful, abrupt and frightening.
  • separating a baby from his/her parents is a huge factor and one that is minimized in regular hospital care.  The presence of a familiar voice, touch and energy of a parent has a large impact on the feeling of safety and security for a baby.  If the baby is able to be relaxed and focus on their intuitive cues all systems work better – nursing, digestion, sleep! Introducing stress and separation in those first hours of life is extremely disruptive to many factors while making the transition to the outer world.

Fortunately for all of these situations Aconite 1M can close the gap.  The combination of honest, emotional conversation with your baby and giving them Aconite 1M will resolve these fears, keep them firmly in the past and assist everyone is moving forward.  For specific information on how to use Aconite for yourself and your baby please visit my website – http://www.pipermartin.com and treat yourself to a consult.

warmly

Piper

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The TOP Remedies to Address Fear in Labour….

There are recurring fears that come up as women prepare to open themselves to the opportunity of birth.

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Fear of the Pain

  • anxious about the pain from the beginning of pregnancy
  • plans to get an epidural asap
  • nightmares and panic attacks about giving birth
  • history of pain that is triggering – trauma, old surgeries or injuries
  • prone to anxiety

Aconite 1M – use as often as needed before labour,during labour and postpartum.

Fear of losing control/having a bowel movement/vomiting

  • usually these women are very fastidious, in control and on top of things
  • they typically do not like second stage of labour – the out of control pushing
  • they like things neat and tidy so will not usually give birth at home unless they find the idea of the hospital too germy
  • usually go into labour at 1:00 am

Arsenicum 200C – 2 pellets during labour or when they go into labour

Fear of tearing or being cut –

  • previous trauma history – sexual abuse or birth trauma
  • fear of needles
  • hard time speaking up for themselves, are ultra polite when they feel dominated
  • hold in all of their emotions and create infections after birth such as UTI or cesarean incision infections

Staphysagria 200C – 2 pellets during labour and following any surgical incisions from birth

Fear of something happening to the baby –

  • generally very sympathetic
  •  very aware of how everyone in the room is feeling and reactive to anything that is said or observed
  • history of bleeding nose/gums/hemorrhage during pregnancy
  • very fast labours
  • feels very in touch with the baby throughout the pregnancy

Phosphorus 1M – 2 pellets at the start of labour, repeat as needed.

If you would like more specific guidance about choosing or using homeopathy please email me to set up a consult.  I offer free homeopathic induction to ALL women and online homeopathy on an ongoing basis. I am a Classical Homeopath and I haved been a specialist in the world of homeopathy and birth for 18 happy years!  I am the author of two e-books – The Homeopathic Guide to a Vibrant Pregnancy and Birth Kit Essentials, both available on my website – http://www.pipermartin.com

 

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 PACE and TIMING = SLEEPING BABIES

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One of the best things you can actually DO to influence a baby’s sleep is to allow them to sleep more.

Be HOME for nap time. Do NOT expect your baby to sleep well at night if you have spent large parts of the day out doing errands and toting the baby along.

SLOW down your own pace of life and fall into the rhythm of your baby.  Your baby will be healthier, sleep better and feel more relaxed the more you go at their pace.

Try to honour those napping hours and you may find you become addicted to the quiet yourself…

When you are home use simple cues that let the babe know it is their dedicated rest time.

For example: when it is time to sleep ~

  • tell the babe it is sleep time
  • close the blind
  • hold them close and sing the same song
  • lay them down and say sweet dreams…
  • leave the room

Simple, EASY and repetitive.  If you are nursing then nurse them , and then while they are still awake go through your sleep ritual, allow them to learn how to put themselves to sleep – I would say the optimal window for this learning is between 3-5 months.  Any earlier and they are just too little, falling sound asleep on the breast most times.  Any older and they tend to be moving off the bed or standing up in a crib and forgetting to lay back down.

What I know from experience in my home and in my practice,  is that the more babies sleep during the day,  the more they sleep at night.  If you allow them real rest time during their day then the nights tend to be more peaceful.  What I mean by this is perhaps 4 golden hours in a row –

Be easy on yourself about this, there is nothing you are doing wrong, you will find your way together and usually if you slow things down, babies are more then willing to share their sleepy time with you!

If you feel your baby is overstimulated by an outing, then try a dose of Coffea 200C. Two pellets of this homeopathic remedy will help them to calm down and settle in for the night.  A good thing to stock up on over the Holiday season.

For more specific information on using homeopathy with babies please check out my e-books, available on http://www.pipermartin.com

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

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.

love

Piper