Homeopathy in Pregnancy and Children

Is it safe to use Homeopathy when pregnant?

Homeopathy is perfectly safe to use during pregnancy, in breast-feeding mothers and for children because the ingredients in homeopathic medicines, mainly plants and minerals, are highly diluted. This means that the medicines are completely non-toxic, making them ideal for use at times when you might not want to take conventional drugs.

It is important to distinguish homeopathic remedies from herbs and other “health products”. Many people mistakenly think that herbs and other “health products” are homeopathic. This is not the case. Only certain herbs and “health products” are safe to use in pregnancy and infancy. You should only use herbs and health products prescribed by a practitioner that is trained and experienced in using such treatments in cases of pregnancy and infancy. Despite the fact that homeopathic remedies on the other hand are safe in pregnancy and infancy, these situations should rather be handled by a fully trained homeopath for best results and to avoid complications.

Some common problems experienced during pregnancy that Homeopathy may assist with include:

  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea
  • Heartburn
  • Piles
  • Constipation
  • Varicose veins

For most women, homeopathic medicine can help enormously in the run-up to the birth of a baby and in avoiding or reducing some of the problems associated with labour, as well as in dealing with post-natal symptoms.

Certain Homeopathic remedies taken in the last weeks of the preg­nancy and before delivery can minimise much of the bruising and bleeding. They can also be used to strengthen the uterus, helping to produce good contractions and lessening the chances of becoming over tired during labour.

Some common problems experienced around childbirth that Homeopathy may assist with include:

  • False labour pains
  • Labour pains
  • Wound healing
  • Breast feeding problems
  • Cracked nipples
  • Mastitis
  • Post natal depression

Homeopathy is popular with parents as it offers them a way to treat their children for common illnesses without the fear of side effects or when there is nothing conventionally available. Homeopathy works very well in children because their immune systems are so responsive and have not been subjected to the stresses and chemicals of everyday life.

Some common problems experienced during childhood that Homeopathy may assist with include:

  • Colds and flu
  • Colic
  • Coughs
  • Earaches
  • Fevers
  • Nappy rash
  • Sleep
  • Teething

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