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Wednesday 14 March 2012

Quicker births with less complications.

This blog has been taken from the Homeopathy Plus newsletter, to whom I express gratitude for pointing out this research into homeopathy.

Quicker Births and Fewer Complications

The following study, involving 93 women, showed that a complex of potentised remedies reduced labour lengths and the number of complications.
In a randomised double blind trial involving 93 women, a combination (complex) of Caulophyllum, Actea racemosa, Arnica montana, Pulsatilla pratensis and Gelsemium sempervirens, all in 5C potencies, was used from the ninth month of pregnancy and its effect on the length of labor and complication rates examined. The average time of labor was reduced to 5.1 hours while, in comparison, the placebo was associated with an average labor time of 8.5 hours. The rate of complications for those using the homoeopathic complex was 11.3% while the complication rate under placebo was 40%.
Complex and routine prescribing, as done in this study, is recognised as amateurish homeopathy so it is reasonable to think that individualised prescribing according to each woman's symptoms would have produced results of even further significance. If you are planning for a baby in the near future it may be well worth considering homeopathy.
Unfortunately this study, being from 1987, has not yet been placed online but it can be referenced from the journal in which it was published.
More Information:
Dorfman P., Lassere N.M., Tetau M., Homoeopathic Medicines in Pregnancy and Labor, Cahiers de
Biotherapie, 94, April 1987, 77-81.