My friend, Kate Varsava, Halifax Birthworker, Wombyn’s Summit Leader and Musician prepares for her own birth in the company of her beloved friends, yogis and fellow birthworkers. I was so inspired by her tale of being honoured with care, love and beauty that I asked to share her Instagram post with you.
“Yesterday my house filled up. Yesterday I was filled up.
From my bath, filled with warm water, rose petals, and lavender oil, where I was receiving a massage from the loving maiden hands of my sweet friend‘s daughter, I could hear the joyful chatter of wimyn gathering and organizing themselves. I was adorned with a gorgeous fresh flower crown made by my sister, had my hair fixed up, put on my precious jewels…when I emerged from my room, drawn by singing voices, I found my kitchen full of food, my living room full of flowers and ladies (and baby daddy), and my whole house full of beautiful, buzzing, nurturing energy, beaming faces, radiant beings.
I was passed a cup of Guatemalan cacao, sat on a thrown, and treated like a queen. Tender recollections of how we each met, supportive expressions of a belief in me to enter the role of mother, a showering of love to wash me in confidence and fill my heart beyond measure. A feast of the most nourishing foods, a dance party, gifts of herbs and plants and salves, potions, candles, and sacred objects…it was the most dreamy day I could have imagined.
I feel like the luckiest womyn in the world to have community to hold me so, to have a coven sister to organize everyone (I love you so much marapanacci), to now have a freezer full of meals for my postpartum, fresh flowers in every room, art to decorate my birth room, and a heart so full full full ?? Thank you, thank you, thank you to all you gorgeous wimyn and all you ladies sans IG ??
I truly believe that if all wimyn were treated this way by loving community: held up, made to feel strong, cared for, and trusted through their pregnancies and motherhood (our whole lives actually), the world would change, humanity would change, we would all be better off, healthier, and happier.”
The reason being surmised is that the frosty weather, time off over the holidays and the urge to merge just seems to take us when we’re not working so hard at our day jobs. Perhaps we get a little free babysitting thrown into the mix, with extended family, and the next thing we know, we’re due in late August or September.
Our blogs are focused this month on “The Pill” and also “Where Do Babies Come From.” You may be surprised that there’s a new thing or two to learn since grade 10 health class. We aim to bring you the latest truths that often exploit the party line on health and sexuality.
Jeff and I are getting ready to head over to Cancun early February to spend some time seaside with our son Jordan. He’s flying down to meet us from Ottawa and we’re excited to take him snorkeling in Puerto Morelos, the second largest barrier reef in the world. We also want to show him the spawning centre for sea turtles on Isla Mujeres.
Cozumel has a handmade chocolate factory that we love and the hot chili chocolate is mindblowing. We will rent a ragtop beetle from another era … okay from when I was a kid and tour the island. There’s a restaurant with mind-blowing ceviche and you can wiggle your toes in the sand while eating and watching the waves crash on the shore. I love to swim there after a late lunch.
Our hope is that you’re all keeping warm, or perhaps escaping to a hotter spot, too, this Winter. Either way, if you’re due in September, we’ll know that you created your own heat wherever you are.
I’m pretty sure that I posted this excerpt before but it is worth sharing again….the facts are startling…at the moment of birth babies are being denied their full blood supply (approx 1/3!) This is the very blood that mothers work so hard to grow for their babes only to have it trapped in the placenta at the moment of birth. And most doctors (and maybe a few midwives too) don’t even understand why and how the placental transfusion takes place. I was at a hospital birth recently and when mother requested delayed cord clamping the doctors said “ok but we’ll have to keep the placenta lower than the baby so he doesn’t get too much blood” Say what?! ~ Lisa LeBlanc, Birth Keeper (Moncton, New Brunswick)
“The Necessary Question of Infants’ Human Rights at Birth: Are There Vampires in the Birth Rooms?
To parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, families, midwives, doulas, doctors, nurses, hospital administrators and legislators: We are birth keepers. It is our responsibility to ask the next question concerning human rights in childbirth. As birth keepers, it is we who are given the sacred responsibility to protect mothers and their incoming humans, the newborns, at birth and as they grow, for they are the future earth keepers.
Are we allowing our health providers to rob our babies of their full potential of health, intelligence, immunity and longevity at birth?
According to the American Red Cross, blood donors must be in good health, at least 17 years old in most states and weigh at least 110 lbs (50 kg). In Germany, children under the age of 18 are not eligible to donate blood. Blood donations are generally no more than 500 ml, which is 1/10 of the average adult blood volume. Clearly, newborn babies do not fit these criteria for donating blood.
At the time of birth, up to one-third of each baby’s blood supply is traveling from the placenta via the umbilical cord to the baby. Calling this blood “cord blood” is doublespeak and creates intentionally ambiguous language that is meant to fool parents into misunderstanding. The fact is that the blood present in the umbilical cord at the time of birth is truly the baby’s blood.
All over the world, in nearly every single medical institution where babies are born, newborns (usually weighing only between 2 and 5 kilos or 4.4 to 11 lbs) are being denied up to one-third of their blood volume. This happens when the umbilical cord is immediately clamped and cut by the doctor or midwife moments after the baby is born. Parents are encouraged to donate their baby’s “cord blood,” which in actuality is the baby’s blood. Although it may be a generous gift for someone who needs a transfusion, this precious blood supply is meant for the baby and should not be given away or sold.
At the moment of birth, newborn infants have a blood volume of approximately 78 ml/kg, which means about 273 ml at an average weight of 3.5 kg. This is the diminished amount of blood that almost all newborns are left with when their umbilical cords are immediately clamped and cut.”
— Robin Lim
Excerpted from “The Necessary Question of Infants’ Human Rights at Birth: Are There Vampires in the Birth Rooms?” Midwifery Today, Issue 116
Our baby, Seamus is our “opps baby”. The pregnancy was a bit of a surprise since we weren’t trying and both of us are 44. We both have been in treatment with our Heikunstler (and I am a Heilkunstler in training) for over 15 years, eat organic and try to live a healthy lifestyle so getting pregnant easily should have been no surprise since fertility and health go hand in hand.
My pregnancy was routine and uneventful and I did remain active throughout it – down hilled skied until I was 20 weeks, biked until 30 weeks and hiked until 35 weeks, this was on top of taking care of my two other boys (13 and 8 yr olds) and a female Newfoundland puppy. My last baby was born at home, and I planned a home birth for Seamus as well.
I went overdue, a new experience for me as both of my other boys were born at 39 weeks. As I approached 41 weeks with an OP position (posterior) I started taking homeopathic remedies to help turn my baby, along with seeing my acupuncturist and chiropractor. My labour started (literally) with a splash when my water broke all over our family room floor at 10:30 pm on a warm summer night. I called out to Doug but he was putting our youngest to bed and didn’t hear me, so my oldest son, told him my water had broke and I needed some towels. He ran downstairs with our “good” towels which I refused to use and frustrated him since he wasn’t concerned about what towels we used – he did go up and get different towels. He seemed more panicked than I expected and when I asked him what was going on, he replied that the last time my water broke, I had delivered within 15 minutes. Once I explained to him that I had been in active labour for a few hours then, and that this was the start of this labour, he settled down and we both laughed about the misunderstanding.
We put our boys to bed, who wondered if the baby was coming soon and we told them that it could be hours yet. At 11:00pm, I called my midwife and as there was no active labour pattern, she told me to try and get some rest and call her when labour had established itself. Doug and I chilled out in our bedroom – it was a wonderful restful, intimate time as we chatted and relaxed. Contractions started at 11:30pm (it should be noted that we were so relaxed that Doug dozed off while timing the first few contractions. LOL) and by12:30am they were becoming uncomfortable, so I asked my midwife to come and got into my tub to get some relief.
Our midwife and doula arrived at 12:45pm and my contractions were 3 minutes apart and were lasting 1 minute. At this point things went fast, and got blurry as I quickly dilated (my midwife did not do any internal exams – she usually doesn’t do them as she can usually tell how quickly a woman is dilating by observing her). I can remember feeling some fear as my contractions got more intense and asked Doug to write out a paper remedy for aconite which took care of it instantly. My doula and midwife were amazing using comfort methods between contractions such as ice cold cloths on my shoulders, giving me ice and water (at this point I wanted nothing to eat) and lots of encouragement, especially when I hit transition and decided that I didn’t want to have a baby after all. LOL. Doug was a rock star went things got tough for me, helping me in and out of the tub, keeping me reassured when I felt I couldn’t do one more contraction, and letting me squeeze whatever parts of him I had a hold of during contractions. I had assumed a half squat in my tub and it was suggested that I move around more but after changing positions, I quickly realized that I had naturally assumed the best position for me and quickly went back to it and stayed in that position until I was fully dilated – a great example of my body knowing what is right for it when left alone to follow its own guidance.
I started pushing at ~2:35am and started to lose control for a moment with the tremendous forces urging this baby down. My midwife quickly reminded me that this was a big baby and if I didn’t go slow, I could tear. I listened to her and put every effort into relaxing and letting my body move the baby on its own. At this point I was lying back in the tub and Doug was supporting my upper body. As Seamus was moving down, I could feel my hips shift slightly to accommodate him and within 10 minutes he was crowning. He had turned during labour from OP to OA (I had been doing paper remedies of Kali-carb throughout labour to help him turn) and once his head was out, I took a two-minute break while waiting for the next contraction – my midwife said he was rotating his shoulders underneath the public bone during this time. This seemed like a long time for Doug who initially worried about our baby’s head being out under water for such a period of time, but my midwife assured him, that baby was fine and was being given oxygen through his cord. I didn’t want to push anymore at this point (not that I had done a lot, as my body had done most of it without any effort on my part), but my last contraction took over and with one push, Seamus was born at2:50am.
He gave a little cry and quickly settled on my chest. Heated towels were put around him while we relaxed in the tub waiting for the placenta to detach. The cord stopped pulsating after 15 minutes so Doug cut it and my placenta was delivered 15 minutes later (actually I stood up and after the smallest of pushes it fell out). I had no tears from the delivery which was great seeing that he was our biggest baby weighing 8pds, 7 ounces. Seamus was peaceful and alert after the delivery and Doug and I spent the rest of the night/morning relaxing in bed with our new baby (I did a paper remedy of arnica to help me with my recovery).
My recovery was very short as all soreness had left within 24 hours of the birth (I also took birth remedies after the delivery), and all bleeding at stopped 4 days after delivery. I had my placenta encapsulated and started taking the capsules 5 days after birth. Breastfeeding is going well, and I’m feeling great. ~ By Lisa Power
Lisa asked me to point out to you the paper rx written on paper and laying on her chest in the photo above for those of you in the know. <wink>
This topic is further expanded in The 8 Steps to Natural Fertility Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About.
I would like to replay for you a conversation I had with two prospective patients recently; a young couple seeking advice regarding fertility.
When I asked about her health history, there were lots of prior use of antibiotics for prior incidences of strept., pneumonia, and earaches as a child/youth.
At about eleven years of age, she’d begun her periods which were excruciatingly painful, for which her family’s doctor had put her on “The Pill” (BCP). She was on this protocol until she married and tried to conceive a child.
Also, there are no studies confirming what the long term effects are for keeping women on this deleterious drug, especially during their formative hormonal development. We’ve been used as the living test subjects where the patriarchal system hasn’t a shred of concern for our long term health or procreative desires later on.
By not solving the root cause for why this woman (I’ll call her Janet) was in pain at 11 years of age, we suppressed her symptoms, mimicked that she was hormonally pregnant for more than 15 years, and then wonder why she can’t make a baby now. It is asinine and a blight of medical mismanagement.
Guess who’s called in to mop up the issues?! Yes, while I’d MUCH rather be called in to serve the patient when she was 11, which is why I write so vehemently about these issues so consciousness and awareness starts to be raised enough and the word spreads to treat the root cause of issues such as these when the issues are first engendered.
I may be really charged up about this, as this was also my plight. I was on 222s with codeine in my teens every time I got my period given the extreme pain. I was also left to bleed to the point of passing out in a Toronto hospital because the doctors did not take my dysmenorrhea seriously. I also had a “mini-stroke” on “The Pill” after driving myself to the hospital in my uncle’s Cadillac, when I should have chosen an ambulance instead. You see, I didn’t know a woman at 22 could have blood pressure so high that a stroke was even possible!
Can you see where this is all going? One sick woman, one autistic babe, and a destroyed immune function by antibiotics and fibromyalgia-like symptoms later, became my own deleterious plight. The root cause of my own ills left at large by a system of medicine that had no capacity to solve them. There is no, natural law or ‘like cures like’ in their toolbox, which leaves most of us women feeling ultimately, and utterly, forsaken.
So when Janet queried if Heilkunst principles and I could “save” her, I sighed to myself. How many women who suffer exactly this phenomenon have darkened our door. The answer is dozens and the scenario is always sadly the same!
I let her know right away that we’ve helped many of these individuals succeed in becoming pregnant. You can read Reanna’s testimonial here if you’d like.
The process for solving Janet’s issue outright is dynamic. I asked her a barrage of questions during this FREE 20 minutes Question & Answer Session:
“What’s your blood type?” (We need to use alkalizing foods to help neutralize the acid from a non-resonant diet.)
How much fermented foods are you getting? (We’ve found that homemade kefir, sauerkraut and kombucha can all help to get your intestinal flora back on track, creating a more resonant environment for hosting another living organism.)
“Are there cancer, thyroid conditions, and diabetes up your family line?” (In these cases, there always is and Janet is no exception, as the Miasm is coloured all through both her mom and dad’s side, causing much of the health issues she suffers. We will apply natural law, like cures like, at the appropriate intervals to address this predisposition outright.)
“Can you create a timeline of all the shocks and traumas of your use of BCP, antibiotic, strept., pneumonia and vaccines (including boosters)? If you choose to work with us, we’ll forward a guide for how to plot this.” (These bacterias and suppressive drugs will be gumming up her works preventing any new life from being easily received. The glut of over-estrogen from the BCP plays a big role in this. Please note that IVF protocols generally worsen the condition of the ground substance, doesn’t solve the root cause, causing further feelings of victimization both mentally and physically. Also, there are no long term studies on how further hormone manipulation affects your long-term health.)
“Can you please have your pH tested before we get started?” (Babies can not easily be conceived in a hostile, low oxygenated environment and the cancer matrix, and all the drugs, will have made her incredibly acidic and unreceptive to new life. Quite often these individuals will come in around 4.5 pH when normal is 7.3 pH.)
“Can you begin, also, by choosing alkaline protocols such as daily carrot juicing and using this baking soda home remedy for acidosis (see recipe below*)?” (By de-acidifying the biological ground substance in the body, the individual will decrease acidosis, the risk for cancer, also making the internal bio-sphere more habitable for new life.)
“Are you living a deep and resonant love with your beloved partner?” (Admittedly, I’ve seen a whole case sabotaged as the patient, due to overt stress, has subconsciously reduced her beloved to “a sperm donor.” Like financial worries, conception worries and prior victimization make unworthy bedfellows in relationships and will also sabotage baby making.)
I’ve illustrated this process for you in the hopes that you will share with others. For us women, infertility has become a scourge of our times. I wanted to explain this process as simply as possible so that you can see more clearly how to prevent this deleterious phenomenon and help me to back it up to its inception, when our children show the first signs of hormonal imbalance.
By solving it naturally, without causing harm using Heilkunst principles, we can more easily fall in love with our resonant other and fully realize our unions by actualizing our full procreative powers endowed to us by our maker, a benevolent Mother/Father God. It is important to know that the oscillating force that put you here on this physical plane gets the final veto power or we produce fear and anger, producing even more acidosis.
When we feel thwarted, we must remembering that on occasion “our will” is trumped, or in contraindication to, “thy will.” Source gets the final yay or nay for reasons neither one of us may understand. Your pro-creativity may be destined for more lofty, spiritual purposes than you might deem at this moment in time. For example, my potential third child, instead, became serving folks like you and writing this piece.
I just recently attended a Womyn’s Summit with about 35 local birth-workers last weekend. There were Doulas, Midwives, birth attendants, and even a native elder (Sister Morningstar) from Missouri who champions “hands off” births. Sister told of a beautiful story where she was attending a birth with new Mom with a footling breach who’d just arrived at the hospital. The babe’s foot was clearly dangling from Mom’s birth canal. When the woman asked Sister Morningstar what to do, she simply replied,”Hang on to baby’s foot and relax.” By the time the Emergency Medical team could be summoned, baby was already safely born into her Momma’s arms without the aid of any medical personnelle or even the interfering hands of her mid-wife.
When new Moms come to me in preparation for birth, I typically recommend that they view two movies, “The Business Of Being Born” and “Orgasmic Birth.” The first one is about how our natural capacity for giving birth out of our own volition has been virtually hijacked by allopathic medicine producing the lowest rates of mortality as a result. Orgasmic birth is all about remembering why we’re giving birth with our beloved partner and how to use love-making endorphins to ease the birthing Mom’s stress and discomfort in the comfort of her own home.
In my second book, “Unfolding The Essential Self,” I write about the principles of natural labour by telling my own birth story with regards to my daughter born just an easy 10 minutes after dilating. This after, I was told that a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After C-Section) would not be possible after by son’s horrific birth chronicled here. Here’s a good reason to consider having your baby naturally at home:
“In an industry where the mortality rate of babes born in hospitals is alarmingly high, especially in the U.S. (Canada comes in a sad second) and especially in babes of racial minorities, it can feel like we’re victims of a medical industry that does not wholly have our best interests, or that of our babies, at heart. The fact that expectant mothers become patients in gowns, encouraged to use a wheelchair and to lie in bed waiting to be put out of their misery with an epidural is thankfully now becoming a thing of the past. Until recently, the options were not so great. Did you know that all women in Canada receive up to eight different drugs (including Oxytocin in their IV drips or in a shot in their shoulder) to encourage contractions whether they want to or not? Most women have no clue that their bodies are being invaded with “poisons” in this way. Birth is not a disease, condition, or illness, and should not be treated as such, especially not without our consent!
Hypno-birthing, doulas, water births, successful breach deliveries, and mid-wives are all terms we women are now championing as we take the fundamental right back to have our babes in the way that is most resonant and congruent for each one of us. In an article written by Jennifer Griebenow on the safety of hospital births versus home births, she was shocked to learn that “a study in the Netherlands done in 1986 on women who were having their first babies showed these results: out of 41,861 women who delivered in the hospital, the perinatal mortality rate was 20.2/1,000. Of 15,031 women who delivered at home with a trained midwife, the rate was 1.5/1,000 (Kitzinger 44).” She goes on to say, “I know, I thought it must be a typo too.” Read it again if you need to. I had to, too!”
Jennifer Grebienow, Home Birth and Out-of-Hospital Birth: Is it Safe? How Safe is that Hospital Anyway?, http://www.gentlebirth.org/ronnie/homejjg.html
Sister Morningstar also shockingly reported that if 4 generations of women have C-sections, by the 5th, the DNA code for birthing naturally will be so altered that the woman’s body of that generation won’t even attempt a natural birth. In effect, we’ll have de-programmed the body’s cellular memory for this normal biological function right out of our cellular matrix. The hormones won’t even bother to step up on our behalf. In fact, it takes a huge amount of concerted and conscious effort for a Mom to actually have a VBAC at all after a single C-Sectioned babe.
This wise woman went on to say that if we’re a culture bent on 100% life births then C-Sections should be championed, however, be aware of the inherent health risks of babes who’ve not had to fight their way through the birth canal to get here. My own C-sectioned son suffered lung issues, severe colic, allergies, autism, severe behavioural issues and gut dysbiosis alone associated with his birth. He also suffered the state of mind that everything be handed to him easily as this is what he’d learned to expect. He could never play on his own, always expecting us to play with him. He had very big issues with autonomy and struggle until Heilkunst Medicine.
As I’m writing this, I can’t help but think of the story of the Monarch butterfly:
“Once a little boy was playing outdoors and found a fascinating caterpillar. He carefully picked it up and took it home to show his mother. He asked his mother if he could keep it, and she said he could if he would take good care of it. The little boy got a large jar from his mother and put plants to eat, and a stick to climb on, in the jar. Every day he watched the caterpillar and brought it new plants to eat.
One day the caterpillar climbed up the stick and started acting strangely. The boy worriedly called his mother who came and understood that the caterpillar was creating a cocoon. The mother explained to the boy how the caterpillar was going to go through a metamorphosis and become a butterfly. The little boy was thrilled to hear about the changes his caterpillar would go through. He watched every day, waiting for the butterfly to emerge. One day it happened, a small hole appeared in the cocoon and the butterfly started to struggle to come out.
At first the boy was excited, but soon he became concerned. The butterfly was struggling so hard to get out! It looked like it couldn’t break free! It looked desperate! It looked like it was making no progress! The boy was so concerned he decided to help. He ran to get scissors, and then walked back (because he had learned not to run with scissors…). He snipped the cocoon to make the hole bigger and the butterfly quickly emerged!
As the butterfly came out the boy was surprised. It had a swollen body and small, shrivelled wings. He continued to watch the butterfly expecting that, at any moment, the wings would dry out, enlarge and expand to support the swollen body. He knew that in time the body would shrink and the butterfly’s wings would expand.
But neither happened!
The butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shrivelled wings. It never was able to fly…
As the boy tried to figure out what had gone wrong his mother took him to talk to a scientist from a local college. He learned that the butterfly was SUPPOSED to struggle. In fact, the butterfly’s struggle to push its way through the tiny opening of the cocoon pushes the fluid out of its body and into its wings. Without the struggle, the butterfly would never, ever fly. The boy’s good intentions hurt the butterfly.”
However, we can help Moms and babes birth more easily, without taking away the experience of having struggled into this world. In Heilkunst terms, we call this leaving the realm of crude nature and harnessing the principles of refinement. Here are just some of the remedies in alphabetical order from one of our newest books, “Natural Home Pharmacy for Women” to help you to easily give birth to your own babe, at home, in the company of your choosing, with as littler intervention as possible:
“Aconite napellus (Acon.) – For when you feel that you “may
die” and contractions feel like a runaway train and the intensity
is taking your breath away. This remedy can help to mitigate
fear and anxiety so that you don’t feel so restless and agitated.
This can also help baby to resolve shock or fright through all
stages of birth.
Arnica montana (Arn.) – Our paramount remedy for feeling
bruised, sore, and beaten-up during labour. The individual in
this state does not want to be touched. It will help with any soft
tissue damage to the birth canal and perineum, and is one of
several remedies we use in our post-surgery complex.
Arsenicum album (Ars.) – is a chief remedy for anxiety,
restlessness, diarrhea, or vomiting. It is also helpful when mom
can’t let go of the reins and trust her doula or midwife. She may
have a control-freakish nature and just apply the same fear of
losing control of her birth process, anxiously mired in the details.
The mom will also generally feel chilly and perhaps try to go off
on her own in an anxious state. This is the time to set up the
birthing pool with warm water and give Arsenicum, to help with
exhaustion and to ease with transition.
Bellis perennis (Bell-p.) – This is our choice for deep bruising
or deep tissue damage, beyond Arnica. It is useful when the
pelvis is sore from baby’s head coming through or mom has felt
she needed to push too concertedly. This remedy is ideal in the
case of surgery or any fractures.”
Please let us know if we can be of service to your during your birth plan. We’ve been Skyped in during a birth, and have even done hourly CoRe Bioresonance Feedback sessions to help with Mom’s state of mind during birth. We’re here if you feel that you need a hand or foot!
“October of 2013 is when my life changed. I had finally given in to seeing Allyson at Arcanum Wholistic Clinic after a fellow heilkunst mama had repeatedly urged me to at least try her. This mother gently urged me for months prior to, but I just didn’t ‘get’ how this treatment would work. Our journey for having a family was met with failed attempt after failed attempt every month. We had even resorted to fertility treatments (the ones we could afford…kind of) and still were failing to have a family. We were plagued with Unexplained Infertility.
Enter in Allyson.
Within twenty minutes of speaking with Allyson via skype, I knew this was the last place I would have to turn, to have a baby. Allyson patiently went through all aspects of Heilkunst Homeopathy treatment, and detailed how my specific treatment would span out, and what modifications to start. Before our initial session, I was overwhelmed with such a change in treatment, from always seeing allopathic physicians, to seeing a homeopath. I was clueless. She helped me ‘get it.’ And it makes sense. I needed to change our diet and get our bodies in an alkaline state. Done. I adhered to this as though it was my religion.
For once, over the four years of “not preventing” and then actively “trying” to have a child, I had hope it would happen. Not the false sense of hope like I had with the hormone cocktails injected into my back side had given me, not like all the tests with painful utensils I was prodded with like a cow gave me, not all the “advice” I received but never asked for, but REAL hope. I saw Allyson once more before getting pregnant in December of 2013. That is all it took. Two whole appointments. Not only had she restored the hope and love I had lost in myself as a woman and a wife, but she made me a mother. Two appointments. My life was changed. I am a mother.
We still see Allyson monthly for follow-ups for our timelines and miasms, which also includes the frantic emails and phone calls at all hours about my fears of failing as a mother, not being good enough for my daughter, the reason for her temperature/runny nose/trouble with breastfeeding/etc., or just the question of “am I doing this right?” There is no judgment, she is never too busy for me, and she “gets me.” She does. She understands and is there, full of support, love…so much love, and kindness.
Allyson and the principles of Heilkunst Homeopathy changed my life. She healed the fragment of the broken person I was inside, with the deepest sadness of infertility, I thought I was hiding, and she made me a mother. And she is helping me to be a better mother.
I am forever indebted to Allyson, as she made me a mother.”
Reanna and Willow
Do you know someone struggling to have children?
A medical researcher in Europe recently investigated whether homeopathy could be used to safely treat human infertility. An observational study involving 73 women in Hungary was undertaken to learn more.
The findings: “Homeopathic treatment showed significant results. Five times twins were born, and 61 times one child was conceived and born. In 31 cases, insemination and flask treatment was also carried out with simultaneous homeopathic treatment giving rise to successful conception, embedding, pregnancy.
Conclusion: The treatment of infertility with homeopathy shows significant, cost-effective results.
Source: Zarandi, I., Treating infertility with homeopathy. European Journal of Integrative Medicine. Volume 8, Supplement 1, 9 September 2016, Pages 38
To be more empowered at home to look after your own babe naturally, see our bestseller here:
This topic is further expanded in The 8 Steps to Natural Fertility Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About.
Socrates reminds us that “all men are mortal”, and so therefore we all have ‘birth’ and ‘death’ in common. Whether we are helping a mother to prepare for, and go through the birth experience in a healthy way, or we are working back in time to remove the shocks or traumas which were engendered during someone’s own birth process, there are a great range of homeopathic remedies which are very useful for all aspects of this. Have a look at this video, where I outline some of the physical and emotional factors we consider when selecting remedies for a birth process.
I’ve had the greatest pleasure to serve couples who suspected that they may be infertile to beholding their wee bundle of joy in their arms. Some of them were just curious about the fact that they were actively having sex with their partner for over a year without having yielded the intended results asking me to help out in this regard, while others had undergone rounds of IVF, (“in vitro fertilization” literally means “fertilization in glass.”) The latter patient, admittedly, took more time to resolve, as first we had to clear the barrage of toxic drugs used in this process before the body was pristine enough to once again engage in the natural process of creating new life. The root cause of this issue is not as mechanical as you might think. In fact we’re just starting to recognize the side effects of having a chemically induced, cryogenically manufactured or even marginalized love affair with a superficial donor.
African Fertility Gods
If you’ve been trying to create a babe with your partner, you may have become frustrated having reduced the intimate and beautiful act of love-making to some kind of clinical setting. Taking your temperature, assuming a position, rushing to cavort at the right times of the month to just stare at your bloodied underwear month after month can leave both of you feeling disappointed, empty, impotent and sadly mechanistic about bringing a babe into the world as some kind of functional gymnastics. Everyone of us has heard the story, several times, about a couple that has “given up” on their capacity to procreate and gone ahead with an adoption to find out they’ve successfully conceived within months of the adoption. There is a key state of mind to be cognizant of in this story.
As a Physician of Heilkunst Medicine with over 15 years of research under my belt, I can tell you that the art and science of making babies has a lot less to do with chemicals and mechanistic thinking than you might ever think. In fact, using your intellect to tweak a chemical here or there, or play with hormones is the realm of God, and I strongly suggest that if you try to get too close to the the almighty sun, you will no doubt burn your Achilles feathers. The approach we use in order to realize consistent results is by using the principles laid down for us by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. He stated that the Physician has only one true calling and that is to make the sick healthy and whole and that the only righteous way to treat a person is to remove the block, shock or trauma that is impinging on that individual’s life force. Not only will the person know greater health physically, but they will also realize their full emotional and spiritual fulfillment.
Following Hahnemann’s blueprint for cure, means that we’re doing a detoxification and chelation therapy starting your first visit to us through that Drainage and Organ Support dropper we give to you. Also, that recommendation to drink 2-3 litres of pH balanced water and those Himalayan Salts and Greens we recommend help to address acidosis in the system. The impregnated zygote will make a left at Albuquerque to avoid implanting into the uterus of a toxic or acid environment. Also, states of anger (stress), fear and Genetic Miasms like Cancer, Gonorrhoea (Sycosis/Medorrinum) and Syphilis will make it doubly difficult to encourage new life to want to stick around on board for the nine month duration. Would you want to be hosted by such an organism plagued by such issues? Me neither.
When we have addressed your specific regimenal and medical issues without causing you an ounce of harm or further re-toxification, we then turn to the art of love. Are you in a wholly resonant relationship with your beloved? Have you created a beautiful ritual for you and your partner to ask for the baby? In Waldorf pedagogy inspired by Rudolf Steiner, we attended multiple ceremonies when our children’s teacher read a beautiful story about how our son or daughter came to be spiritually called for walking over the rainbow bridge between the super-sensible and sense realms. I know this may mess with your mechanical mind, however, Bronislaw Malinowski proved in his book, The Sexual Life Of Savages, that children encouraged to have fully orgastic sex in their teens by their parents and community never suffered any unwanted pregnancies. When the Chief of the tribe was interviewed by Malinowski, it is realized that babes are only produced in a committed union between a man and woman and that they’ve consciously asked the Gods for a babe to be delivered to them, only then will conception be achieved through the love embrace.
Also, are you doing it right? Are you properly threaded through to genital primacy as per Dr. Wilhelm Reich? What I know about our modern culture is that most folks are living out of their heads, intellectually postured in the past or anxiously projected into the future. In order to truly make love, communing with another being through orgastic potency, we need to have cleared the decks of the emotional content still mucking up the decks above the pelvic block right up to the ocular block. Also, does the earth move when you have sex with your beloved are do you need some thawing of your genitals and pelvic region? Reich recognized in his book, The Function Of The Orgasm, that only a small number of men, and no women, were achieving a full erectile-ly/vaginally charged, all over body grand mal seizure version of orgastic potency. A genital sneeze, may not be enough oomph to power those swimmers into their intended destination and you need a fully threaded man and woman, connected to their emotions and spiritual nature to spawn a child of true consequence.
If you could look through our organizing lens into our offices and see the conception, in uteri and birth traumas still registering on our patient’s richter scales, you might think twice about how you want the cellular memory of your offspring to recall their birth experience right from the moment of conception or before. If I wholly understand Steiner’s Anthroposophy, or study of man, the wee soul that is searching the earth for its new hosts to incarnate into, starts that process well before the sperm ever meets egg. The further we get from a spiritually connected union, fully threaded through the function of the orgasm and consciousness, the bigger price down the line is that we all have to pay through toxic medical interventions like IVF, damaging Ultrasounds, Amniocentesis, karmic sufferings and socio-economic challenges.
If you’ve considered the above and are committed to taking responsibility for what the “Gods” may gift you with, then come and see us about your fertility issues and we’ll begin by peeling your proverbial onion. Through the process of Heilkunst excavation, we tout a 90% success rate with fertility issues. We know that the 5,000 regulating chemicals and hormones in your body will be following their finely orchestrated blueprint once the timeline of traumas and Genetic roots for constant chronic disease are removed on the sound basis of law. It’s a no brainer. Make sure you send us a picture of your newborn to adorn our clinic walls!
This topic is further expanded in The 8 Steps to Natural Fertility Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About.