HOMEOPATHY FOR HYPEREMESIS
HG is notoriously difficult to
manage survive, and by now you possibly know that the theories of why it happens range from H. pylori to an underlying autoimmune response to a toxic liver to allergies to *insert anything your desperate mind can come up with whilst feeling like you are slowly dying in bed*!
HG is no small feat to cope with. Having someone who understands just how unbearable it is can bring the much-needed encouragement to keep taking the pregnancy one-moment-at-a-time when you really feel you cannot go on.
Having suffered with a combination of dry and wet hyperemesis myself across 5 pregnancies, for varying amounts of time, you can trust that I’m a practitioner who will not be minimising your experience, and will work 100% to give you hope and relief through homeopathy.
HG is NOT normal pregnancy sickness.
When working with you my goal is to at least match the stability or status quo that you have found with medication in order to help you get drug-free.
This may not sound like the all-singing all-dancing claim that you see elsewhere, or the miracle cure you are desperate for right now, but for a condition that even multiple types of allopathic medication frequently cannot control it’s an honest and very possible goal.
I want to help you be:
- Free of nausea and vomiting.
- Able to eat and drink.
These are all different aspects of true hyperemesis gravidarum.
Here are a few common homeopathic remedies used for the relief of everything from mild pregnancy sickness to hyperemesis.
Clean tongue. Unrelenting nausea and vomiting. NO RELIEF after vomiting.
Ambitious personality. Tendency to burn the candle at both ends. Bitter taste in the mouth when burping. Tummy feels bloated and is sensitive to deep touch, light, sound. General irritability.
Aggravated by fatty foods. Tearful and likes to be comforted. Lack of thirst. Better for fresh air
Feeling sick at the mere sight, smell or even thought of food. Eating or drinking small amounts helps. Better for exercise and movement. Can become disinterested in other children/ husband and quite cross-patchy wanting her own space.
Vertigo with the nausea. Difficulty driving or being in a car.
Named as the pregnancy sickness remedy to go to when all else fails…
…finding the constitutional or whole-picture remedy for the woman suffering is far more important than simply working through a protocol list and ending up with symphoricarpus out of desperation….and being disappointed again (ask me how I know)!
There are many, many more remedies suitable for the acute of nausea and vomiting covering symptoms such as excess saliva requiring spitting, vomiting at the point of sitting up, viscous & frothy saliva and other strange or more rare experiences of pregnancy sickness. A homeopath will help find the remedy that is unique to you.
HOMEOPATHY FOR HYPEREMESIS GRAVIDARUM (HG)
Some of the above remedies will be effective for women with HG but require high potencies of the remedies and frequent repetition initially. It’s strongly recommended to consult with a homeopath who can do the mental work for you and make sure you feel fully supported at this time.
Some women report taking sips of diluted apple cider vinegar (in water) can improve the acidity of the stomach and reduce even strong symptoms. This is likely an early intervention for most women, rather than a fix-it once you’re unable to even look at water or hold it in your mouth!
Cocolaurin – a potent form from part of the coconut plant. There does not appear to be evidence-based research about the safety of this product, yet regular use has brought relief to women with previous hyperemesis, bringing them back from the brink of the abyss. Being a food product it may have less side effects than some of the prescription drugs on the market for pregnancy sickness.
Probiotics – the jury is still out on the wisdom of probiotics, and which is required for what kind of health complaint. Ideally eating fermented foods is the most beneficial and safe form of probiotic. Eating stewed apple regularly offers a reliable prebiotic.
Drinking kefir during pregnancy has been shown to reduce the incidence of allergies in children born to that mother, which is of special interest to those of us with a family history of allergies and intolerances.
Homeopathic remedies are safe to take during pregnancy and may be used alongside conventional medicines. It may be just what you are looking for to make this pregnancy more bearable…