Homeopathic Medications and Pregnancy - Part 1

Although pregnancy is a natural phenomenon, it does cause physiological, mental and emotional stress and this takes a toll on the body, mind and spirit. For years women have searched for ways to help them deal with the stress that pregnancy brings so that their joy in bringing forth a new life is undiluted. Since it is such a natural occurrence, the idea of taking medications to deal with the problems associated with it, does not make sense –why use artificial means (laboratory developed medicines) to help in managing a natural occurrence? 

The natural reactions and responses of the body, to the changes that pregnancy brings,could be suppressed and this may have serious short and long term consequences, for both mother and child.However, the fact does remain that modern life and living conditions, while comfortable, often do not encourage the ideal health that enables women to go through pregnancy with minimal  discomfort and stress. There is a safe, natural alternative to traditional medicine that has proven itself over hundreds of years and which is now gaining increasing acceptance as being the best way to deal with the problems associated with pregnancy.

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An effective and safe alternative

Homeopathy is the ideal way to deal with the problems of pregnancy. Using homeopathic medications during pregnancy is completely safe (as long as they are prescribed by a homeopathic doctor) because it works by using minute quantities of naturally occurring substances to stimulate the metabolism and enhances the inherent abilities of the body to heal, recoup and recover from the stress due to pregnancy. Besides being very effective, homeopathic medications do not cause unwanted side effects or cause medicine related dependencies. Homeopathic medicines have been proven to be safe and effective in treating pregnancy related ailments like morning sickness, digestive problems, headaches, nausea, muscle pain and so on besides other specific issues which will vary from woman to woman.

Why homeopathy

The advantages of homeopathy include:
  • The potency of the medicine can be tailored to suit the specific needs of each person.
  • They may be taken in either liquid or tablet form, depending on the individual preference. This is especially important during pregnancy when consuming anything that is not palatable can cause severe nausea.
  • There are no side effectsfrom homeopathic medicines.
  • If required, they can be combined with conventional medications.
  • Homeopathy does not suppress the symptoms of the problem; instead, it strengthens the ability of the body to deal with it.
  • Medications are prescribed to treat specific conditions because of which they are more focused and effective.
  • Homeopathic medication taken during pregnancy will not harm the unborn child. In fact, it will be beneficial because the improved health of the mother will reflect on the wellbeing of the child.

Finding the right homeopathic medicines

Although homeopathic medicines are safe, they should be taken only as advised by a qualified homeopathic doctor to ensure that the right medication, in the right dosage is taken which will ensure that the best results are achieved. That being said, the second part of this blog will look at common homeopathic medicines and what they are used for.