May light and warmth
From the divine Spirit of the World
– Rudolf Steiner
Living in a mood of receptivity and preparation, verses can support the mother and child with moral forces for the good. Natural products support mineral metabolism needs, vitality, skin health, and the specific challenges of each stage.
Similarly, meditation on the Sistine Madonna brings spiritual awareness during pregnancy into daily life and its material concerns.
At this juncture of the miraculous and the ordinary, a woman’s being is the ground for physical and spiritual events opening the door to a new life on earth.
In an ideal world, preparation begins pre-conception, with high quality foods and reverent openness to the child seeking a family. Human resilience meets surprises with notable spunk and grace, including the unexpected pregnancy.
All treatments should be under the guidance of the trained prenatal care provider.
Healthy development is nurtured by encouraging balance between rest and activity, and good Nutrition.Print This Post
Remedies supporting mineral handling, especially calcium metabolism, can be taken from the beginning of pregnancy through weaning.
Uriel Osteodoron AM for pregnant woman 1/8 teaspoon each morning on the tongue, and Osteodoron PM for pregnant woman 1/8 teaspoon each evening on the tongue.
Weleda Calciodoron AM for pregnant woman 1/8 teaspoon each morning on the tongue, and Calciodoron PM for pregnant woman 1/8 teaspoon each evening on the tongue.
Uriel or Weleda Prunus (Blackthorn) elixir supports vitality needed during pregnancy and breastfeeding for adults one teaspoon twice daily orally.
Weleda Stretch Mark Massage Oil strengthens overburdened abdominal tissues.
- ASK YOUR DOCTOR: Support of the second half of pregnancy may be provided by homeopathic pulsatilla. Uriel Pulsatilla D6 for the pregnant woman 10 drops or pellets 3-4 times daily orally.
- ASK YOUR DOCTOR: Linden Flower tea sitz bath can be used in the last month of pregnancy to soften the perineum for a first-time delivery. Uriel Linden Flower tea, 3 teaspoons of herb in 3 cups hot water, added to Sitz bath at body temperature, keeping bath water warm for 15-minute bath. Room must be warm, draft-free, and covers used to avoid any chilling. Usually used 3-5 times per week. Drink elder flower tea (from an organic source), one cup, during the Sitz bath, and one cup at another time during the day. Cuprum ointment in tiny amounts warms and relaxes tissues it is applied to. Uriel Rose copper ointment 1/8 inch may be lightly massaged into the perineum at bedtime during the ninth month.
- ASK YOUR DOCTOR: At birth, the provider may prescribe (Weleda Pharmacy) Arnica D4/Berberis/Teucrium Scorodonia (drops). This remedy tones circulation, helps keep uterus contracted and promotes healing following birth. Weleda Wecesin powder may be prescribed to support umbilical cord healing. Weleda Nursing Tea by prescription may assist in milk production if this is needed. Those herbs are available in an oil by prescription for topical use if prescribed to assist in expressing milk (avoiding contact with nipple).
During breastfeeding, the support for mineral (calcium) metabolism and for vitality should continue, as listed above (Osteodoron AM / PM or Calciodoron AM/PM) and Prunus.
Weleda Baby Tummy Oil helps baby (and parents) cope with colic.
Fennel Tea (from an organic source) may be used for the baby with colic, or to lengthen the interval till next feeding. One teaspoon per 8 ounces of water, using two ounces at body temperature to offer to the baby. Some pediatricians sweeten slightly with cane sugar (beet sugar is genetically modified, and should be avoided for babies especially, and people in general).Print This Post
Echinacea in herbal potency is known to increase natural killer cells and should be avoided in the first trimester of pregnancy.*
Important new information on the metabolism of folic acid (MTHFR genetic mutation) is among the medical information which a trained healthcare provider uses to guide safe pregnancy and delivery.
Parents need to make informed, free choices about Immunizations and familiarize themselves ahead of the birth with the standard procedures (such as eye drops, Vitamin K injection, and Hepatitis B vaccine) at delivery, and the procedures around delivery in their hospital or other delivery setting.Print This Post