Pregnancy, Childbirth

and Breastfeeding:

Introduction


pregnancy childbirth and breastfeedingWelcome to the section about pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, babies, children and early parenting!  Childbirth is a special time for both mums and partners, and also an important transition if it is your first child.

I am a qualified antenatal teacher with the National Childbirth Trust, Britain’s leading charity for information about pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting.


I regularly offer health guidance in pregnancy and childbirth, breastfeeding, and for babies and children, both as part of my homeopathic practice, and my NCT antenatal classes. Below you will find a list of links to various info sheets. These are not NCT info sheets, they are my own. I hope to add much more as time goes on, and I welcome your ideas.

I have prepared these info sheets as guides only, and they are not intended as a substitute for appropriate medical information, nor as any form of diagnosis or treatment. I encourage all expectant mums and their partners to keep close links with their midwives and doctors, and to use their own careful judgement about other sources of information, especially on the internet. See Disclaimer at bottom of page.

Some of this information may not be applicable outside the UK.


You can find lots of useful information on the NCT website.
For your own peace of mind, please check my Terms and Conditions.

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PREGNANCY

Pre-Eclampsia: important to know

Is Baby OK? Encouraging baby into a good position for labour
Optimal Foetal Positioning may contribute to an easier labour


Pregnancy and Childbirth: Natural and Homeopathic Remedies
Tips for getting labour started, and more

CHILDBIRTH

Birth Support

Induction of Labour

Is Your Baby OK During Labour? Monitoring.

Is Your Baby OK When It’s Born? APGAR scores.

Caesarean Birth Information

Pregnancy and Childbirth: Natural and Homeopathic Remedies
Tips for getting labour started, and more

BREASTFEEDING
Not all parents choose to breastfeed, but if you do, you may find these useful.

Breastfeeding: blocked milk ducts

Breastfeeding: Natural and Homeopathic Remedies
Tips to encourage breast milk, and more.

Commonly called mastitis, but may not be. Page 3 has lots of tips for nervous, sleepless or feverish children

Crying Babies
More help for babies who cry a lot, including digestive problems teething and Colic

First Aid
Natural help for accidents and minor injuries, stings and burns.


Women's Sexual Health

MEN'S HEALTH

Men's Prostate Health


Men's Sexual Health

Please also see:

Homeopathy in Pregnancy and Childbirth.

Homeopathy for Babies and Children

Homeopathy and the Menopause.

Homeopathy for Men



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Disclaimer
Information on this site is for educational and personal use only, and is not intended in any way as prescription or diagnosis. It is not a substitute for medical advice. If you have a medical condition, or take prescription medication, do not neglect good quality medical support.

The terms ‘treat’ and ‘treatment’, or similar, do not promise or imply cure.

Information given about products or their ingredients refers to research-based evidence; some sources of evidence are on the Links pages. It would be impossible to fit the information in these references onto each page.
Reference to ‘traditional use’ reflects well-documented common use, by ordinary people, over many years, often in more than one country. ‘Traditional use’ does not imply any research evidence or safety level, it is included for information only, and is not a recommendation.

‘Homeopathic treatment’ does not imply cure, but an individual analysis of your situation and the selection of homeopathic remedies suited to you. No homeopathic medicines mentioned on this site should be taken as prescriptive, and you should always seek qualified advice before selecting homeopathic medicines for yourself or your children. Homeopathic medicine is complementary to good quality medical support, not a substitute. Please use your common sense, and always read instructions on any product.

No manufacturer or supplier has any financial interest in this website, or my business, nor do I have any financial interest in them. Although I sell Viridian products, they are also widely available elsewhere. Always read instructions on any product. Do not neglect medical guidance or treatment.

Note: Reconstruction of homeopathic sections of website
Changes in UK law oblige me to remove suggested usage from specific homeopathic medicines. Homeopathy is still entirely legal, and available just as before, but medicines are now categorised as ‘’unlicensed products’. I apologise for this inconvenience. It is my opinion that restricting this information makes the use of homeopathic medicines less accurate and reliable for the general public.

Although I cannot give general homeopathic guidelines on the website, you may still consult me, or another qualified homeopath, as an individual client. As this is more time-consuming, I may have to charge for this service.

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before using this website.

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