Course Synopsis – Thriving With Homeopathy For Birthing Life

Thriving With Homeopathy for Birthing Life

THRIVING WITH HOMEOPATHY FOR BIRTHING LIFE
A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR MIDWIVES, DOULAS, CHILDBIRTH EDUCATORS & NURSES

Presented by Dr. Angelika Maria Koch (DNM LCH HNHIr)

Video Introduction

 

 

 

WEEK 1
Introduction to this Course

PART ONE

PHILOSOPHY

WEEK 2

The History of Homeopathy; Hippocrates; Paracelsus; Samuel Christian Hahnemann; The First
Proving; The Development of Homeopathy; The Minimum Dose; The Organon; The Influence of
Dr. Constantine Hering & Dr. James Tyler Kent; Homeopathy in the 20th Century and Today.
Remedies: Arnica montana, Bellis perennis, Calendula officinalis

WEEK 3

Principles and Concepts: Law of Similar; Vital Force; Totality of Symptoms;
Proving; Materia Medica; Repertory; Potentization; Single Medicine; Whole Person; Constitution
& Susceptibility; The Difference between Allopathy & Homeopathy.
Remedies: Aconite napellus, Belladonna, Hypericum perforatum

WEEK 4

Guidelines for using Homeopathic Acute Remedies at Home; How To Take and
Store Remedies; The Homeopathic Aggravation; Dosage Chart; Repetition of the Dose and What
to Expect; Fever; Myths & Misapprehensions.
Remedies: Caulophyllum thalictroides, Cimicifuga racemose

WEEK 5

The Art of Casetaking; How to Take a Case; Observation Checklist; Constitutional Types.
Remedies: Pulsatilla nigricans, Sepia officinalis

WEEK 6

The Individual Signature of Disease
Remedies: Staphysagria, Cantharis vesicatoria

PART TWO

PREGNANCY

WEEK 7

General Thoughts about Pregnancy; Pregnancy & Health; Nutrition; Exercise; Intimacy in
Pregnancy; Preparing for Birth; Prenatal Visits &Tests.
Remedies: Kali carbonicum, Kali phosphoricum; Magnesia phosphorica

WEEK 8

FIRST TRIMESTER
Miscarriage & Infertility; Abortion; Nausea & Vomiting; Anemia & Malnutrition; Cystitis.
Remedies: Sulphur, Arsenicum album, Phosphorus

WEEK 9

SECOND TRIMESTER
Vaginitis & Yeast Infection; Genital Herpes; Digestive & Bowel Ailments; Constipation; Diarrhea;
Heartburn; Pelvic Pain, Cramps & Backache; Braxton Hicks Contractions; Exhaustion; Edema; Skin
Complaints; Teeth & Gum Problems; Hair & Nail Problems; Loss of Libido; Nosebleeds.
Remedies: Hepar sulphuris calcareum, Mercurius solubilis, Silicea

WEEK 10

THIRD TRIMESTER
Arthritis, Neuralgia & Rheumatism; Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; Hemorrhoids; Varicose Veins of
Legs & Vulva; Abnormal Presentation – Breech; Hypertension & Toxemia of Pregnancy –
(Eclampsia & Preeclampsia); Emotions.
Remedies: Ignatia amara, Natrum muriaticum, Bryonia alba, Hamamelis virginiana

PART THREE

BIRTHING LIFE

WEEK 11

THE STAGES OF LABOR
Pre-Labor; Labor/First Stage; Transition; Birth/Second Stage; Afterbirth/Third Stage;
Pain Relief in Labor; Medical Interventions in Labor; Useful Homeopathic Remedies for Labor &
Birth; Useful Herbs for Labor, Birth & Postpartum.
Remedies: Chamomilla, Gelsemium sempervirens, Antimonium tartaricum, Ipecacuanha

WEEK 12

BIRTHING LIFE – FIRST STAGE
Premature Labor & “False” Labor; Late Onset & Postmaturity; First Stage – Prolonged, Difficult, or Dysfunctional Labor; Back Labor & Posterior Position of the
Baby.
Remedies: Lycopodium clavatum, Carbo vegetabilis

WEEK 13

SECOND & THIRD STAGE
Preparation for Delivery; Resuscitation and Care of the Newborn;
Third Stage – Placental Stage; Retained Placenta; Preventing & Healing A Perineal Tear or
Episiotomy; Healing From a Difficult Delivery or Caesarean Section.
Remedies: Sabina cacumina, Secale cornutum, Pyrogenium

PART FOUR

POSTPARTUM PERIOD

WEEK 14

POSTPARTUM CARE
Postnatal Kit for the Mother; The Baby Has Been Born…; Prolapse; Phlebitis; Urinary Difficulties
– Incontinence; Retention of Urine; Postpartum Bleeding; Postpartum Infections; Insomnia;
Loss of Libido; Hair falling Out; Emotional Distress – Postpartum Blues; Exhaustion;
Remedies: Rhus-toxicodendron, Phytolacca decandra, Calcarea carbonica

WEEK 15

NURSING & THE NEWBORN
Breastfeeding Myths; Breastfeeding; Breast Infections; Cracked & Sore Nipples; Healthy Milk
Supply; Weaning; Constipation; Detoxification from Drugs taken during or Post Labor; Blocked
Tear Duct; Colic and Milk Intolerance; Circumcision; Inflamed Penis; Inflammation of the Navel;
Hernia; Cradle Cap; Jaundice; Diaper/Nappy Rash; Thrush; Skin Ailments; Sticky
Eye/Conjunctivitis; Constipation; Diarrhea; Rescue Remedy Flower Spritzer.
Remedies: Dioscorea, Colocynthis, Euphrasia officinalis, Chelidonium majus

FINAL RESEARCH PAPER

Testimonials

I could go on and on about the wonderful class and the “magic of homeopathy” but felt it best to real my enthusiasm. Thriving with Homeopathy for Birthing Life is filled with inspiration ~ thought provoking ~ remarkably researched ~ an amazing resource ~ user-friendly. A true labor of love by Dr. Angelika Maria Koch. –L. Mael, USA

 I would just like to take a moment to tell you how informing I found your class to be. I feel it will be useful for my future career in the field of psychology. –C. Edwards, USA

I just wanted to stop and say thank you for being such a great instructor. Although this was an online course I truly enjoyed every part of it and I learned a lot. This course will surely help me as I progress through nursing school. –M. Chavez, USA

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