She dragged herself to me, young, 16-weeks pregnant and miserable. Let’s call her Anu.
Anu was very weak due to constant vomiting and nausea. She had a bad taste in mouth and no appetite. She was too weak to do any work. She had been hospitalised twice for similar complaints but the relief was only temporary. The smell of cooking made her nauseous.
How many pregnant women go through an experience as agonising as Anu’s?
It all starts with so much excitement. You missed your period, the test turns out positive and yippee! You are pregnant! One of the happiest days in a woman’s life. You are eager to share the happiness with your loved ones. Before the euphoria settles, you start feeling weird.You get up in the morning feeling sick. Nausea! Vomiting!
You desperately want to get better but you don’t want to try anything which can even remotely harm the child. Your gynaecologist agrees and cautions against too many medicines during pregnancy. Then, just to survive, you suppress the guilt and take the medicines prescribed by your doctor.
If only there was some effective medicine that was safe for you and the child! And make you cheerful again and enjoy your favourite food! There is. There has always been. Heard of homoeopathy?
As the months pass, your breasts start enlarging and get uncomfortably tender. Again you resist the temptation to reach for a pill. Your baby bump keeps getting bigger. Your posture changes and you have a constant backache. Also, as the growing uterus puts pressure on the rectum you get constipation, piles, blood in stool, etc. There is frequent urge to urinate and incontinence. Relatively speaking, the varicose veins don’t trouble you too much. Except that it looks ugly and is painful at times.
Did you know that, in this situation, adequate intake of fruits and water along with the right homeopathic medicines can help you to a great extent?
And there is anxiety. Will I really survive labour? Will I be able to bear the pain? So many things to be done at home. It’s an emotional roller-coaster ride.
Yes, homoeopathy can take care of the stress and the emotions, too.
It is your right to be calm and comfortable when you are pregnant. And homoeopathy makes it possible. It is not magic. Just an ancient science. That keeps proving its efficacy, case after case.
After we studied Anu’s case, we gave her a simple and safe homoeopathic medicine. After three days, Anu was eating normal food and soon regained her strength. Most importantly for her, the vomiting stopped completely.