Is it safe to use homeopathy?
Homeopathy is perfectly safe to use during pregnancy, during breast-feeding and for your baby. The ingredients used in homeopathic remedies, mainly derived from 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 recommended you see a homeopath so that your prescription can be tailored to suit your particular symptoms. In homeopathy, two people with the same symptoms can be prescribed completely different remedies, because the treatment is based on you as an individual, not just your symptom. This can make it difficult for you to choose the correct homeopathic remedy yourself. However, there are a number of remedies that are commonly indicated for some minor ailments that you can treat at home.
Some common problems homeopathic treatment can help with during your pregnancy:
• Morning sickness • Emotional distress • Heartburn • Emotional highs and lows • Piles • Exhaustion • Nausea • Preparing for labour • Mild urinary problems • Recovery from caesarean • Diarrhoea and constipation • General recovery for you and your baby • Heartburn • Healing after the birth • Backache • Bonding with your baby • Cramps • Breastfeeding problems • Thrush • Post-natal depression or baby blues
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss how homeopathy can help you to enjoy your pregnancy!