Homeopathy has been a fascinating field to me and something I personally plan to continue to study and grow with. I am not a certified homeopath, however I have attended the Homeopath in the Childbirth Continuum training with Whapio from La Matrona and use the knowledge I gained from that as well as my own personal research. Before you follow anyone else’s advice be sure to do your own research, this pertains to everything in life not just homeopathy.
Homeopathy involves taking a substance and diluting and sucussing it until none or just a minute amount of the original material is left, leaving only the energy of the matter. This is how a plant like Belladonna (also known as Deadly Nightshade) can be used safely and with great success homeopathically, because there is not actual material in the treatment, only its energy which has been strengthened through the process. This makes homeopathic remedies safe to use with children and also while pregnant and nursing.
Dr. Lisa Fender posted this regarding the benefit of using homeopathy during childbirth (Direct Quote from THIS article):
“ According to a French double blind study, homeopathic medicine has been shown to shorten labor time and help prevent or minimize the possibility of a difficult birth if taken at the beginning of the ninth month daily. In the study, the pregnant women were selected regardless of age or number of deliveries. The analysis of 93 participants revealed that those women receiving homeopathic treated had an average delivery time of 5.1 hours compared to the placebo group of 8.7 hours, and difficult labors were 11% for the homeopathic group compared to 40% for the placebo group.”
Below are some of my favorite remedies to use during childbirth and postpartum. These are some of the homeopathics that I personally stock in my kit and use in my day to day life. There are many other useful remedies and also other ways to use the ones listed below.