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NATURE'S CURE - Pregnancy and Homeopathy

PREGNANCY is a time when most women avoid taking any form of medications because they are concerned about the possible side-effects of orthodox medicines on their unborn child. This makes perfect sense considering that in the past, conventional medicines like tha-lidomide, chloramphenicol, and strepto-mycin, just to name a few, have given rise to foetal defects. Homeopathic medicines, however, are infinitesimally small bioen-ergetic preparations that boost the immune system and stimulate the restorative processes of the body so that it heals itself naturally without any side-effects. Research studies have shown that pregnant women on Homeopathy have had shortened labour time and less painful deliveries. Even the chances of complications before, during, or after childbirth reduced drastically. Given below are the common complaints that women have during pregnancy or after childbirth and the homeopathic medicines that would be useful in treating the conditions safely, without the fear of any adverse reactions in the mother or the child.

FIRST TRIMESTER BLUES: (1 - 12 WEEKS)

Almost 80 per cent of pregnant women experience nausea and/or vomiting during the first trimester of pregnancy. These symptoms are often the worst in the mornings but can occur at any time of the day. Morning sickness is usually at its worst between weeks 6 and 12, though nausea and vomiting can be a problem at any stage of pregnancy. They are usually caused by hormonal changes, in particular, increased levels of progesterone. Women may feel worse when their stomach is empty, so it is a good idea to eat several small meals throughout the day. Many women also feel extremely tired during the early weeks. Frequent urination is common, and there may be a creamy white discharge from the vagina. Some women crave certain foods, and an extreme sensitivity to smell may worsen the nausea.

HOMEOPATHY FOR THE FIRST TRIMESTER:

Syrnphoricarpus Racemo-sa mother tincture, 8.10 drops twice daily, is highly recommended for persistent vomiting of pregnancy. Fer-rum Phos 6X, 2 tablets twice daily is useful for iron defi-ciency anaemia. Natrum Phos 6X acts as an acid neu-tralizer and pH balancer. It helps to ease digestive prob-lems like reflux or heartburn and reduces nausea.