Pregnancy should be an exciting time in a woman’s life, and very often it is. However, whether a pregnancy is planned and wanted or a surprise, it can be a rollercoaster of emotions. There may be anxieties regarding the baby, money worries, fear of labour, just to name a few. All these stresses can build up and weigh on a mother’s (and a father’s) mind. This can then manifest in physical symptoms such as insomnia, headaches, high blood pressure and appetite fluctuations. This then becomes a vicious circle, as you worry about your physical symptoms your stress level increase, which leads to an intensification of your symptoms.
Hormonal fluctuations, particularly in early pregnancy, can lead to morning sickness. This can range from mild nausea to debilitating sickness (Hyperemesis Gravidarum). Then, in turn, you begin to feel fatigued and dehydration sets in which can be dangerous and may lead to hospitalisation. There are remedies that will help to alleviate morning sickness and allow you to get back to your day to day activities:
Homeopathy is also on hand to support your baby’s development in the womb. At each stage, your baby requires different minerals to develop healthy bones, skin, teeth etc. The baby will get exactly what it needs from his or her mother, however, this can risk leaving her deficient in certain minerals. To counteract this and make sure that both mother and baby have exactly what they need through pregnancy up to birth there is a specialised protocol of tissue salts to take throughout. The protocol is as follows:
Mag Phos can help with those pesky pregnancy cramps.
Ferrum Phos increases the oxygenation of the blood and can naturally keep your iron levels healthy. This reduces the need for iron tablets which can lead to constipation.
Natrum Mur helps maintain a healthy water balance in the body. This, in turn, will maintain healthy blood pressure. It will also reduce water retention.
Silica is found in hair, teeth, nails and skin and is a vital building block for your baby.
There are many ways to help manage your stress levels during pregnancy. It can help to talk to someone to work out what is making you feel this way, be it your spouse, a friend or family member or your homeopath. Once you have identified the cause of these emotions you can begin to address them. This can be done with your constitutional remedy or perhaps a more specific remedy to the symptoms you are experiencing.
There are other methods that you can employ on a day to day basis to help keep anxiety at bay.
Hopefully, there has been some useful information in this post for you to take away and work with. If you are unsure about using remedies yourself, seek out a qualified homeopath who can help you with whatever issues you are experiencing.