Labor, Birthing and Homeopathy
Read about Pregnancy Remedies
There are many highly effective
homeopathic remedies to help deal with
possible problems during childbirth, such as a cervix which is slow to dilate,
pain, excessive bleeding, retained placenta, other difficulties.
can advise you and your partner on the use of remedies prior to labor. Be
sure to bring your acute remedy kit and
dosing supplies to the birthing center and these specific remedies below
with you, as well as clear written dosing instructions for your midwife
and/or partner to follow.
The following remedies are often required, both
during and after labor, so be sure to review this list and have as many of these
on hand for delivery in a 200C potency for water
the labor is too fast (any stage), the pains are very strong (even unbearable)
and you have a feeling of panic
this remedy is often indicated for relief of soreness that comes from
physical exertion and muscle strain. It is also useful for soreness after
labor and delivery, and for hemorrhoids that follow childbirth. An indispensable remedy that can be given from time to time during labor to
help the muscles function properly, to relieve the over-exertion of labor and
reduce the bruised feeling after delivery.
This remedy can help to strengthen a woman who tends toward easy tiredness,
poor digestion, cold hands and feet, and poor absorption of nutrients. Some
women who need this remedy find only “junk food” appealing during pregnancy,
or have cravings for smoked and salty food. A history of easy tooth decay
and aching bones and joints can also suggest a need for this remedy. A
person who needs
Calc phosphorica is often irritable because of
tiredness, and may long for travel or a change of circumstances.
Caulophyllum: This remedy may be helpful to
women with weak muscle tone in the uterus. A history of irregular periods,
slow and difficult labor with previous deliveries, or weakness of the cervix
may bring this remedy to mind. The woman may feel erratic pains like
sticking needles, or episodes of contracting pain. She typically feels
nervous, shaky, and trembling (sometimes irritable, as well). for a difficult labor where the cervix is slow to dilate and the pains are
strong but ineffective. You feel cold and trembly.
This remedy can be helpful to a woman who feels weak and faint during
pregnancy, with poor circulation, a general feeling of coldness, and a
craving for fresh or moving air. She may also have frequent digestive upsets
with burning pain and a tendency to belch. A woman who is deeply tired from
overwork, many pregnancies close together, or a previous illness may regain
some strength with
Cimicifuga (also called
Actaea racemosa): This remedy can be helpful to
women who are nervous and talkative, with a tendency to feel fearful and
gloomy during pregnancy. They may become over agitated and fear a miscarriage
— sometimes having pains that feel like labor pains too early, or pains that
shoot from hip to hip and down the thighs.
A woman who has a sturdy build, but looks very pale and weary — flushing red
from any exertion or emotion — may respond to this remedy. This
is often helpful in correcting anemic tendencies.
This remedy can be helpful for nervous, sensitive women who often feel weak
or tired, with easy flushing of the face and a tendency toward anemia. A
woman who needs this remedy often has a slender build and may develop
frequent neck and shoulder stiffness.
for simple exhaustion during labor, mental, emotional and physical.
Nux vomica: This remedy may be useful for
indigestion, heartburn, stomach pain, and constipation during pregnancy. A
woman needs this remedy usually is impatient, irritable, and chilly.
This remedy is often helpful at times of strong hormonal changes,
especially to women who are moody and emotional, and want a lot of affection
and attention. They often crave desserts or butter and may overeat, which
can lead to indigestion and nausea, or excessive weight-gain. Pregnant women
who need this remedy feel uncomfortable in hot weather and in stuffy rooms,
improving from gentle exercise in open air. When contractions are irregular and weak, the cervix is slow to dilate and you
feel miserable, clingy and tearful. You may talk about wanting to give up and go
Sepia: Women who are tired, dragged out, and
irritable during pregnancy (feeling overburdened by demands of family
members, or with little enthusiasm for the pregnancy) may benefit from this
remedy. Poor circulation, nausea, constipation, a tendency toward accidental
urine loss, and a feeling of sagging or weakness in the pelvic floor, and an
energy-boost from exercise are other indications for
After Your Birth
After the birth, you can use homeopathic remedies
to speed up healing for yourself and your baby - this will help you to enjoy the
whole experience more:
for shock following the fear of the intensity of birth, in yourself, your
partner or your baby.
to relieve soreness, bruising and after-pains. Also helpful for babies who
are bruised (from a long labor or a forceps delivery).
Bellis perennis: If
you are still sore after three days to help with bruising to deep muscle
for mental exhaustion after delivery, with headache, tiredness but too
excited to sleep, especially in the first day or two after the birth
post-natal ‘blues’, especially when the milk comes in. You feel
utterly miserable and burst into tears at the slightest thing but you feel much
better for being comforted