Karen Allen: How sepia helped to ease a mother’s distress

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Karen Allen, a specialist in homeopathy for reproductive and fertility issues, explains how homeopathy helped a young woman in her thirties through the particularly problematic birth of her child

In her late thirties, at our first consult, recently married and generally healthy, pregnancy was not a major hurdle. Delivery was. Birth combined long labour, foetal distress and C-section. Respiratory distress for baby prompted a few days in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). It was nobody's favourite scenario, but an outcome of healthy baby and mother is a good one even in the rockiest of deliveries. When mum and baby were both discharged and home, we had a video consult. She was alone in her bedroom, curtains drawn at midday. She spoke with no emotion, just simple reporting of her experience: "This is nothing like I thought it would be. I wanted a child, but this is horrible. I look at the baby and feel revulsion. My mum smiles and makes ridiculous little noises like people make at small dogs. My husband too. They both have stupid grins. "I just want to run away. I hurt everywhere - the C-section cut, my back, my shoulders are sore from holding the baby in weird positions to breastfeed. My breasts hurt. I told my husband I was not so sure I wanted to do this breastfeeding thing. I definitely could NOT tell him I was absolutely sure I DON'T want this. He got so upset, lectured me about it. So I am still doing it. But I do not want this. I don't want to touch or even look at the baby. I can't tell anyone that. "My stomach is in knots, can't eat, so miserable. This is a terrible mistake that will last 20 years! If this were a puppy, no problem, it would go back to the kennel. This is a real baby. A real person that deserves parents who are loving. That is not me." She was given the homeopathic Sepia, made from cuttlefish ink. A strongly hormonal remedy, it is often indicated in pregnancy and childbirth, especially when natural biological bonding is not taking place. This mum was unable to overcome an unexpected, challenging birth experience, combined with strong postpartum hormonal shifts. She couldn't feel a natural, human, loving connection with her baby. She took Sepia in 1M potency, three doses over 24 hours, with instruction to call afterwards. She reported deep sleep for three hours after the first dose, and again for two hours after the second dose. When we spoke again, she said she was holding the baby on her lap, that he was actually very cute and his skin smelled good . . . that she was smiling for the first time in a week, and that she needed to get off the phone because she wanted to breastfeed him. It just got better from there. She loved that baby. Samuel Hahnemann tells us homeopathy's purpose is to free the individual from symptoms and limitations, thus allowing pursuit the highest goals of existence. It was a privilege to see Sepia offer that for this new family. We are fortunate to witness such grace.   Karen Allen is speaking at the Society's annual conference at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, March 22-24 2019. For more details, go to conference Material published in this section of the website does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Society of Homeopaths. [post_title] => Karen Allen: How sepia helped to ease a mother's distress [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => karen-allen-how-sepia-helped-to-ease-a-mothers-distress [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-03-05 12:29:52 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-03-05 11:29:52 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://homeopathy-soh.org/?post_type=blogs&p=16858 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => blogs [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )

Karen Allen, a specialist in homeopathy for reproductive and fertility issues, explains how homeopathy helped a young woman in her thirties through the particularly problematic birth of her child

In her late thirties, at our first consult, recently married and generally healthy, pregnancy was not a major hurdle. Delivery was. Birth combined long labour, foetal distress and C-section. Respiratory distress for baby prompted a few days in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). It was nobody’s favourite scenario, but an outcome of healthy baby and mother is a good one even in the rockiest of deliveries.

When mum and baby were both discharged and home, we had a video consult. She was alone in her bedroom, curtains drawn at midday. She spoke with no emotion, just simple reporting of her experience:

“This is nothing like I thought it would be. I wanted a child, but this is horrible. I look at the baby and feel revulsion. My mum smiles and makes ridiculous little noises like people make at small dogs. My husband too. They both have stupid grins.

“I just want to run away. I hurt everywhere – the C-section cut, my back, my shoulders are sore from holding the baby in weird positions to breastfeed. My breasts hurt. I told my husband I was not so sure I wanted to do this breastfeeding thing. I definitely could NOT tell him I was absolutely sure I DON’T want this. He got so upset, lectured me about it. So I am still doing it. But I do not want this. I don’t want to touch or even look at the baby. I can’t tell anyone that.

“My stomach is in knots, can’t eat, so miserable. This is a terrible mistake that will last 20 years! If this were a puppy, no problem, it would go back to the kennel. This is a real baby. A real person that deserves parents who are loving. That is not me.”

She was given the homeopathic Sepia, made from cuttlefish ink. A strongly hormonal remedy, it is often indicated in pregnancy and childbirth, especially when natural biological bonding is not taking place. This mum was unable to overcome an unexpected, challenging birth experience, combined with strong postpartum hormonal shifts. She couldn’t feel a natural, human, loving connection with her baby.

She took Sepia in 1M potency, three doses over 24 hours, with instruction to call afterwards. She reported deep sleep for three hours after the first dose, and again for two hours after the second dose. When we spoke again, she said she was holding the baby on her lap, that he was actually very cute and his skin smelled good . . . that she was smiling for the first time in a week, and that she needed to get off the phone because she wanted to breastfeed him.

It just got better from there. She loved that baby.

Samuel Hahnemann tells us homeopathy’s purpose is to free the individual from symptoms and limitations, thus allowing pursuit the highest goals of existence. It was a privilege to see Sepia offer that for this new family. We are fortunate to witness such grace.

 

Karen Allen is speaking at the Society’s annual conference at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, March 22-24 2019. For more details, go to conference

Material published in this section of the website does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Society of Homeopaths.

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