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Natural supplements to assist during pregnancy


On Galens Garden site. ,br> Under Homeopathy for Rabbits and Guinea Pigs and under the heading Pregnancy and Lactation the following items are listed for naturopathic assistance before and during delivery:

Caulophyllum: Dose is 6c or 30c
* Eases the dilation of the cervix in the first stage of labour and strengthens uterine contractions in the second stage.
* Eases labor pains and helps in the expulsion of the placenta(s).
* Can be given before, during and after labour (6c)
* Caulophyllum 30c acts like oxytocin and a single dose can be used if the sow is in trouble and you cannot get her to the vet quickly enough for an oxytocin injection or caesarean section.

Sabina: Dose is 12c
* For retained placenta accompanied by profuse haemorrhage of bright red blood.
* Also for bleeding after miscarriage.,br> * The animal normally feels worse for movement. Give on dose every four hours for four doses.

Secale: Dose is 12c
* For retained placenta accompanied by a brownish, foul smelling discharge.
* Give one dose three times daily until improved.

Alfalfa: Dose is 30c
* Useful for does or sows with large litters and little milk.
* Give single doses every few hours until lactation is established.

Urtica: Doses are 6c and 30c
* High potency 30c is used to promote milk secretion when fails to appear.
* Give single doses every few hours until lactation is established.
* Low potency 6c can be used to depress the milk supply where necessary.


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