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Homeopathic Medicine & Treatment for threatened or recurring abortion

Friday, May 1st, 2015

 

#Sabina. [Sabin]
This is a remedy useful to prevent impending abortion occurring about the third month, ushered in by the appearance of blood, which is oftentimes the first symptom; then follow pain in the small of the back, going around and through the pubes ; there are forcing and dragging pains from the sacrum to the pubes. The flow is bright red and clotted. It is useful for metritis accompanied by flooding from miscarriage. Cinamomum. Useful for abortion from a strain or misstep with profuse haemorrhage and slight pain. Arnica. Threatened miscarriage from trauma.

#Secale. [Sec]
For miscarriage in the early months of pregnancy Secale may be the remedy, especially in feeble and anemic women. It is useful for checking the tendency to miscarriage in the later months, when the muscular tissue of the womb is largely developed. It is indicated by frequent labor-like pains, a copious haemorrhage of black fluid blood, a wan sunken countenance, tingling and formication of the extremities and a desire for air. Hartmann recommended Secale 12.

#Viburnum opulus.
Threatening miscarriage when the pains come from the back around to the lower part of the abdomen and go into the thighs. It will often stop these spasmodic pains. It is a remedy to be used in frequent and early miscarriages. Sepia is one of our most important remedies as a preventive of miscarriage. It is indicated by nervous irritability, laxness of tissues and a sense of weight in the anus. Belladonna. Threatened miscarriage with profuse hot haemorrhage, backache, headache and the peculiar uterine tenesmus of the remedy and violent aching of the body. The least jar is painful.

#Cimicifuga. [Cimic]
One of our most powerful restrainers of abortion; the pains indication the threatened miscarriage fly across the abdomen from side to side doubling the patient up. It suits habitual abortion in women of a rheumatic diathesis. Aconite. Impending abortion from anger, also Chamomilla ; the mental conditions, however , will be different with Chamomilla; great nervous excitement will accompany the pains. Caulophyllum. A very useful remedy in false labor pains and also as a preventive of abortion. There is severe pains in the back and sides of the abdomen, feeble uterine contractions and scanty flow.

Foods to Avoid After a Miscarriage

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Low-Fiber Starches

Carbohydrates provide your body’s main fuel. Fiber-rich sources promote blood sugar control, which is important for maintaining positive energy levels and preventing headaches, anxiety and added dizziness during your recovery. Refined grains, such as white flour, have a high glycemic index, meaning they have a more dramatic impact on your blood sugar and can cause a spike followed by drops commonly known as crashes. Choose primarily nutritious, complex carbohydrate sources, such as oatmeal, brown rice and yams, keeping low-fiber starches, such as instant rice, egg noodles and pretzels, to a minimum.

Sugary Sweets

Like refined grains, sugary foods tend to have a high glycemic impact. They also leave less room in your diet for nutritious foods, such as fruits and vegetables. As prime antioxidant sources, fruits and vegetables help reduce inflammation and strengthen your body’s ability to resist infections, which can occur after a miscarriage. Instead of candy, reach for fresh, dried or cooked fruit, such as baked apple or pear slices dusted with cinnamon. To add more nutrients to your starches, such as whole-grain pasta and rice, add fresh or frozen vegetables while cooking. To stay hydrated, drink plenty of water instead of sugary drinks.

Fatty Milk and Meats

Much of the fat in meats and dairy products is saturated, a form that increases inflammation. To stay healthy and, if desired, prepare your body for an additional pregnancy, It is recommended relying on lean meats, cold-water fish and beans for protein. The omega-3 fats in oily fish, such as salmon, could reduce your risk of premature delivery in the future. Meats and dairy products particularly high in unhealthy saturated fat include lamb, beef, pork, poultry with the skin on, butter, cheese and whole milk. When preparing a lean protein source, such as fish, use low-fat cooking techniques, such as broiling, baking and steaming.

Trans Fatty Foods

Trans fats are made through a process in which hydrogen is added to vegetable oil, resulting in a long-lasting, but highly inflammatory, fat source. It is recommended avoiding these fats, which are common in fried foods and commercial baked goods, such as pie crust, cookies, crackers, pastries and pizza dough. Because trans fats don’t need to be listed on food packaging if the product contains less than 0.5 gram per serving, look at the ingredients list and avoid foods containing partially hydrogenated oils. For a healthy alternative to commercial french fries, bake sweet potato slices brushed with olive oil and dusted with fresh or dried herbs. Instead of crackers, have air-popped popcorn, which is a whole grain.

 

 

 

 

Miscarriage Prevention – Homeopathy and Habitual Abortions

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

 

 

Approximately 15 percent of all recorded pregnancies end in miscarriages. The first three months of pregnancy is the crucial period when such a spontaneous loss of the fetus is most likely to occur. This is also fortunately the only time period during a pregnancy when the fetus poses very little of a risk to the health of the mother carrying it. Miscarriages can be caused by a disease known as toxoplasmosis, a condition leading to the swelling of the glands, the development of aching muscles and the development of persistent but low-grade fevers can indicate toxoplasmosis. This disease is also responsible for many stillbirths and some kinds of serious birth defects in babies. At any rate, miscarriages have a huge emotional impact on the parents-the situation can be very traumatic for both mother and father, the trauma by its nature is greatest for the woman as she is the one who is physically conscious of the loss of the fetus. An emotional as well as a physical shock is induced by the occurrence of a miscarriage in the last three months of pregnancy. The life of the mother is also directly imperiled by losing her child at this point of time in the term of pregnancy and such situation is and should be treated as a serious medical emergency, requiring immediate visits to the hospital.

For a wholesome pregnancy, it is imperative for both men and women to have the most favorable health.

 Causes of Habitual Abortion

  • Unidentified cause
  • Hereditary
  • Congenital structural defect of the cervix or uterus
  • Chromosome deformity
  • Defect in the reproductive cell of the mother or father or time of egg implantation
  • Blood incompatibility of husband and wife
  • Hormonal imbalance like lack of progesterone or hormonal abnormalities like defective corpus luteum function, which is responsible for establishing and maintaining pregnancy in females
  • Pelvic Inflammatory disease, fibroid tumors, Polycystic Ovarian Cysts Disease
  • High blood pressure, diabetes, kidney diseases, thyroid disorders
  • Problems with immune system
  • Thrombophilia (blood clotting disorder), anemia
  • Chronic constipation, Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Viral, bacterial or fungal infection or acquired through sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Excessive use of certain drugs such as painkillers, antibiotics, tranquilizers, hormones, anti cancer agents, etc
  • Exposure to certain chemicals, X-Rays and other environmental toxins
  • Excessive physical or mental stress
  • Smoking, alcohol and substance abuse
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Obesity

Symptoms of Habitual Abortion

  • Abdominal pain similar to labor pains
  • Bleeding with discharge of tissue

 

 Self Care Measures

  • Have a complete medical check up if you are planning to get pregnant.
  • See your doctor as soon as possible if you think you might be pregnant.
  • Eat a normal well balanced diet.
  • Avoid refined carbohydrates, caffeine, foods leading to constipation.
  • Avoid smoking, alcohol, drugs.
  • Do not use any medicines including non-prescription drugs without medical advice.

Homeopathic treatment for abortion and miscarriage

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Abortion means to abort, miscarry, and deliver prematurely or before the fetus reaches a viable mature stage that is 28th week of pregnancy. An abortion is the termination of pregnancy. It can be spontaneous or can be performed through either a surgical procedure or the use of certain types of medication, but the term most commonly used for induced abortion. Unsafe abortion is one of the main causes of maternal mortality and morbidity even though it is legal for a variety of circumstances in almost all countries. The term miscarriage means spontaneous end or termination of pregnancy before a fetus can survive. In other words we can say that miscarriage is medically referred as spontaneous abortion.
Causes of abortion /miscarriage
Fetal and maternal complaints are the two major causes of miscarriage. Causes related to fetus are mainly related to genetic makeup of the fetus. The most frequent cause of miscarriage in the first trimester of pregnancy is abnormal development of fetus, that is either due to chromosomal abnormality or teratogenic factor. Miscarriage may also cause when the corpus luteum on the ovary fails to produce sufficient progesterone to maintain deciduas basalis. Failure of the growth of fetus due to an infection may also cause miscarriage, infections like Rubella, Syphilis, and Poliomyelitis readily cross the placenta and can produce complications. Teratogenic drugs like isotretinoin can be a cause for miscarriage. Other causes mainly include: Ager over 42 years, excessive smoking during pregnancy, Alcohol intake during pregnancy, serious health problems like kidney disease.
Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to manage abortion/ miscarriage but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat frequent abortions/miscarriage complaints that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of abortion/miscarriage in females:
Aconite Nap. – threatened abortion caused due to fear and excitement.
Apis Mel. – Abortion during 3rd month of pregnancy.
Arnica Montana – abortion threatened in nature due to accident.
Aletris Far. – Habitual abortion resulting due to weakness and anemia.
Chamomilla – threatened abortion due to mental excitement.
Baptesia – threatened miscarriage resulting from low fevers, mental depression, shock.
Sabina – excellent remedy in cases of abortion in every second or third month, habitual abortion, Pain in small of back and genitals, Bleeding of dark red blood
Sepia – abortion during fifth to seventh month of pregnancy.
Syphilinum – abortion due to syphilis
Caulophyllum – habitual abortion due to weakness of uterus
Crotolus H. – oozing of non coagulated black blood, miscarriage during septic disease or blood poisoning
Thuja – tendency for abortion in females who have history of gonorrheal disease.
Thyreoidinum – avoid miscarriage and tendency to premature labor when the cause is not mechanical in its origin. Prevents threatened abortion when there is thyroid dysfunction in females, It helps to control slow oozing from uterus.
There are also different medicines in homeopathy to treat abortion or miscarriage in a proper way, but one need to consult a homeopathy medical expert to get the proper diagnosis.