Homeopathy and pregnancy go hand in hand
"Eagerly awaiting the arrival of your bundle of joy? Still taking in the fact that you are going to be a mommy in a couple of months from now? Worried about how things are going to shape up in these 9 months of pregnancy that lie before you? Wondering how you are going to cope with all the pregnancy blues? How in the world are you going to handle it?"
Well, here's something to put your fears at bay! Homeopathy and pregnancy go hand in hand!
While pregnancy is a time of pure joy, it can prove to be quite difficult too when it comes to the mental and physical health of the mother-to-be, if not handled efficiently. As it is rightly said, ‘no gain without pain’, the power of creating life doesn't come without a price to pay.
Pregnancy, present with multiple physical issues, can be troublesome, though not really serious. These issues can be managed effectively by homeopathic medications.
Here are some of the commonest problems during pregnancy;
It is common to have mild anemia during pregnancy as the body needs to produce more blood to support the growth of the baby. In anemia, the blood lacks enough healthy blood cells to carry oxygen to your tissue and to the baby. The conventional approach to this is the administration of iron supplements as tablets, capsule, and injectables that may lead to side-effects like constipation. Homeopathic medications act as a wonderful substitute. Taking the homeopathic medication Ferr Phos in the indicated power and repetition helps to keep the hemoglobin levels under check, as well as in providing symptomatic relief in weakness, tiredness, and fatigue without any side-effects.
- Hyperemesis Gravidarum:
The 1st trimester (initial 3 months) of pregnancy do not go without emesis or nausea and vomiting known as morning sickness symptoms. In some women, it can be quite excessive to the extent of not being able to bear the sight or smell of food, and continuous vomiting day in and out. This occurs due to the increased hormonal levels (HCG) triggering abnormal symptoms like excessive vomiting leading to dehydration and hospitalization in severe cases. Treatment involves anti-emetic (anti-nausea) medications, hospitalization and IV fluid administration for managing dehydration. Homeopathic medications help control of nausea and vomiting, thereby reducing the severity of symptoms. Ipe Cac, a homeopathic medication specifically acts on bringing down nausea and vomiting episodes when given in the right dosage and repetition thereby avoiding dehydration and hospitalization.
Lumbago or lower back pain is a condition that affects women more commonly in the 3rd trimester (last 3 months) of pregnancy. It presents with severe pain in the lower back and legs which gets further aggravated on movements. There is discomfort sitting or sleeping in any position. This is caused due to excessive pressure on the back due to the growing baby, and can eventually lead to nerve compression and sciatica (sciatic nerve affection-causing pain in the limbs). Hot fomentation and the intake of painkillers help relieve the symptoms but not without the side-effects of acidity and gastric complaints. Homeopathic medications like Arnica, Rhus Tox, Hypericum when given as indicated helps relieve the pain, and also help strengthen the muscles thereby providing long-lasting relief of symptoms.
- Constipation & Gastric complaints:
Constipation poses a most common issue in pregnancy especially in the later months where it becomes difficult to apply pressure to pass stool without causing pain and discomfort. Hyperacidity also is commonly seen in pregnancy due to the nausea and inability to digest food well. Instead of taking antacids or putting up with the discomfort, Homeopathic medications like Nat Phos, Mag Phos, Nat Sulph when taken as indicated can help relieve the symptoms effectively.
- Mood Swings & Anxiety:
Pregnancy, a time when hormones are ruling your moods and temperament, making you extremely happy at one moment and totally sulky in immediately the next, for no particular reason, homeopathic medications help calm your nerves and maintain your sanity. Anxiety about how things are going to be, how are you going to manage everything attack you without warning, and these feelings can be well handled with homeopathic medications like kali phos when taken as indicated. These medications help you maintain a cool and clear head thereby being able to cope with your fears and tensions better.
Pregnancy can be full of these things and a lot more too! Homeopathy can go a long way in handling all of it in a safe, effective and painless way! But do not indulge in self-medication. Homeopathic medications can be taken all through pregnancy in maintaining general health and well-being of the would-be-mother under experts’ guidance.
"So, what are you waiting for?
It's time to put your worries away and embrace Homeopathy for a Healthy & Happy Pregnancy!"