After the birth, thrush, bleeding
My experience of homeopathy began after the birth of my first son. Unfortunately, his birth was not straightforward and he ended up being delivered by emergency caesarean. I’d had a trouble free pregnancy and my health had always been good, but following the pregnancy it was poor and I ended up consulting Annie when my son was nearly 4 months old following a recommendation by a breast feeding counsellor. I needed help for two problems:
1. Recurrent thrush breast feeding infections (which were incredibly painful and can apparently occur as a result of the antibiotics used after caesareans). I had had several courses of treatment from my GP. Annie gave me a remedy to prevent recurrence of the infection and since then I have successfully continued breast-feeding.
2. Persistent bleeding which usually stops within six weeks of the birth. Investigations eventually discovered I had some retained placenta, which meant that when my son was 3 months old I was back in hospital having an emergency D and C. Unfortunately, I still experienced some intermittent bleeding following this procedure, but after just two remedies from Annie I finally stopped bleeding when my son was four months old. At the time of my first visit to Annie, I was also struggling emotionally - I realise this is quite normal with a new baby, but my health problems were making things more difficult than I felt they should be. Having chatted things through in detail with Annie, and taken the remedies, I now feel happy and back to my ‘old self’ and would highly recommend Annie and homeopathy. (Rachel C. Lincoln)