Homeopathy offers literally thousands of pregnancy-safe cold and flu remedies, as well as literally thousands of other acute and chronic symptoms.I wish someone had told me about homeopathy when I was pregnant and had a cold! Even though I was hardly the internet-educated, supre-crunchy mom of today, my gut told me that taking drugs while pregnant was something I should avoid, for the sake of my baby. Here are tips that may help avoid drugs, but also give symptom relief.
Colds: Over-the-counter combinations are wonderful. My personal favorite is Boiron’s Cold Calm®. It can be purchased at many health food stores, and if you can’t find it anywhere else, our office keeps it on hand for our clients.
Coughs: While there are many individual remedies that are great for coughs, there are several OTC combination remedies that we love. Boiron’s Chestal® and B&T’s Bronchial Cough Formula® are two of my favorite cough syrups. Again, they’re readily available OTC.
Flu: The best remedy in the world for flu, in my humble opinion, is Oscillococcinum. We’ve even personally found that it may well be helpful with other viral illnesses, as an early-onset immune booster. Whenever I fly it seems I land next to someone who is obviously ill. So I start popping my Oscillococcinum® and most of the time I find that I stay healthy.
Stomach “flu”: Again, I suggest Oscillococcinum, along with homeopathic remedies specific to such illnesses. For instance, Arsenicum album is excellent for stomach and abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea. It is my go-to remedy for “food poisoning” as well. It typically knocks the symptoms out very quickly, and has no side-effects of its own.
Of course, there are other remedies that are great for the nausea associated with early pregnancy, such as “morning sickness” (even when it lasts all day long), such as Cocculus.
Fever: two of the best remedies for fevers are homeopathic Ferrum phosphoricum & Belladonna.
Homeopathy is safe medicine
Even though Belladonna is a toxic plant, when rendered in the diluted homeopathic form, any toxin becomes a remedy for the same symptoms the toxin would bring on. And virtually all homeopathic remedies are non-toxic by their very nature.
If you are pregnant and need homeopathic help, we LOVE working with moms-to-be. We can also help you do a safe detoxification before, or even during, pregnancy. We can also help with allergy symptoms, almost any new or chronic illness during pregnancy, and can help you stay healthy or get healthy while pregnant, safely.
Of course, if you have any doubts about taking any homeopathic remedies during pregnancy, call us. We can help you find remedies that are safe and effective for whatever might come up during this wonderful time of life, all without side effects!
Call us today. We’re here for you. And CONGRATULATIONS!