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  • Mar 9 2014

    “New Mother’s Syndrome” – How Homeopathy Can Help

    Today’s Post was written especially for #MommyMorsels readers, by Mel Dupres, a London-based Homeopathy Specialist

    Motherhood should be a beautiful, even flawless experience of bringing forth the life of a precious, perfect child into the world! Some mums may have this experience however the reality is that for most this is merely a dream.

    It is with tongue-in-cheek that I title this post ‘new mother’s syndrome’, however a syndrome is a collection of signs and symptoms that are characteristic of a disease. Though technically motherhood is not a disease, if it all goes wrong, it could be! Some of the symptoms of new motherhood are: tiredness, post-natal blues, cracked or sore nipples, engorged breasts, slow to heal tears from the delivery prolapse uterus and after pains, just to name a few of the common ones.

    As a new mother – especially first time mom – it can be overwhelming dealing with all the new responsibilities and demands of your new baby, so dealing with health problems on top could simply add to the issue making for a horrible experience. There are no drugs to give to this condition but there are things that you can do to help you and your baby get through these early stages to make yourself feel better.

    Homeopathy can be a wonderful, safe and natural way to remedy the situation and help the body heal itself. Following are a list of remedies to have at hand to help remedy the situation:

    REBALANCING HORMONES AND THE BLUES:

    • Sepia 200c – great if you are feeling tired and worn out. Helps to rebalance the hormones.

    • Pulsatilla 30 – Feeling low and weepy, if you’re feeling fine one minute and ‘blue ‘the next.

    • Ignatia 30 – often used in grief or disappointment, this can help with a sensitive or irritable nervous system which causes insomnia and sighing.

    CRACKED NIPPLES AND MASTITIS

    • Calendula ointment – topically on sore/cracked nipples.

    • Silicea30 – at the early stages of cracked nipples if there are sharp shooting pains as the baby starts to feed.

    • Hepar sulph 30 – if nipples are infected, discharging pus and are very sensitive.

    • Belladonna 30 – for mastitis accompanied with a fever and throbbing pains in the breasts.

    • Phytolacca 30 – for breasts that feel lumpy and hard, with pains that wander to the chest of other parts of the body.

    TEARS OR C-SECTION WOUNDS

    • These can be treated with a solution of Hypericum/Calendula tincture – to prevent infection and assist healing.

    AFTER PAINS

    • Arnica 200 – can be given after a difficult or traumatic birth, especially if you feel bruised and sore.

    • China 30 – useful if there has been excessive bleeding with prostration, chilliness and thirst.

    • Caulophyllum 200 – with pains that are spasmodic, unstable, with muscular weakness and general exhaustion.

    • Cimicifuga 200 – violent spasms and neuralgias, felt low in the pelvis. They dart about and can alternate with fear.

    Dosage: One pill taken 3 times a day for a couple of days. Reduce to twice for 2 days and then once a day for the 5th day. If there is no improvement in symptoms it is likely to be the wrong remedy and a more suitable one should be found.

    Homeopathic remedies can be purchased from good health food shops, or a homeopathic pharmacy. It is important to seek advice from a professional if your symptoms persist or are too much to handle on your own.

     

    Mel 

    Miss Mel Dupres developed a passion for Complementary Medicine over 20 years ago. She holds a degree in Human Sciences and Homoeopathy which she enjoys practicing and applying every day. She completed a 200-hour training with Yoga London in 2011 and believes Yoga and Homeopathy complement each other beautifully, giving her patients the opportunity to transcend illness and transform into a state of well-being and health. Mel combines the two therapies as well as the practice of Reiki in her unique approach to health care.  “Homoeopathy is a talking therapy which explores the mental/ emotional side of illness and how this manifests physically, while yoga is about movement and breath bringing the dimension of touch to the therapeutic interaction.”


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