Answering Questions: Homeopathy During Pregnancy

Joette Calabrese

I’m absolutely delighted to meet live with my Gateway to Homeopathy Study Group members. Hearing their enthusiasm and answering their questions is energizing. In fact, I probably receive just as much reinforcement and inspiration from you as you do from me.

But one question comes up time and time again during those Study Group meetings. This particular question often emerges on my Facebook forums as well:

“Should Apis, Pulsatilla and Sepia be avoided during pregnancy?”

So, to provide a written resource for you, here’s my response. Are you ready? Do you have a pen handy? Here it comes:

“There is no one, definitive answer.”

Well, I’m betting that wasn’t quite what you were looking for, so let me expound a bit.

Perhaps you have heard never use Apis, Pulsatilla or Sepia during pregnancy.

While I won’t quite go as far as to say never, I will say those three medicines are indeed used during pregnancy — if quite necessary. They must be used with caution, in specific ways  — astutely — with a knowledgeable and delicate hand.

Apis is rarely used during pregnancy. However, it is sometimes valuable during events causing severe, edematous swelling — such as anaphylaxis.

Say, right in the middle of your very first shrimp cocktail, you suddenly discover you are allergic to shrimp — and you happen to be pregnant. With lips and tongue swelling, Apis 30C has a reputation for emergency intervention. It would generally be used as often as every 5 minutes (depending on the severity of the reaction) until noteworthy improvement.

Pulsatilla can be used to great effect at the end of a pregnancy. When used knowledgeably, in the proper potency and frequency, Pulsatilla has been known to turn a breech baby to ready it for birth. (I discussed this more extensively in my blog post, Birthing Series Part One: Turning a Breech Baby.)

Sepia, however, is sometimes used during pregnancy. So, while it is sometimes valuable under certain circumstances, it should be avoided by those new to homeopathy who don’t yet have the firm hand of experience and confidence to use it competently.

Why all the caveats? The reason is, homeopathy is medicine! It often (not always, but often) requires competence, knowledge, experience, and confidence to employ it correctly with the respect it warrants. As I have said many times before, homeopathy is not completely safe; it is relatively safe. We must be responsible — make wise, educated, informed decisions, and use this medicine sagaciously. (Cool word, huh? Look it up and remember it in relation to using these medicines during pregnancy.)

Should you believe you’re experiencing a dire need for one of these remedies during pregnancy, consider yourself as appearing before the “Homeopathy Rationale Court.” Make your case and make it well.

If, after making your case, you believe your rationale is sufficient to gird up your decision, then go forward. However, stay with lower to mid potencies if you're a novice and stop when improvement is observed.  Or, err on the side of caution and seek advice from an experienced homeopath. Or even better yet … learn as much as you can by joining my study groups and courses so that you can be that experienced homeopath in your family.

And then … pass on the good news of homeopathy!


P.S. In honor of all the pregnant moms and/or moms of pregnant moms, I have added over a dozen new protocols to my original Feminopathy course! These protocols will focus on pregnancy, labor, nursing and newborn care. That’s where you’ll find more answers than you had questions.

I’m excited to teach you about homeopathic medicines every pregnant woman should know. Some of these remedies are protective for both mother and child while others address potential problems that may arise.

In other words, we’ll discuss both standard, healthy pregnancies, as well as those pregnancies that don’t go according to plan.

This is Practical Homeopathy®: proven, reproducible, effective protocols specific to women’s special health issues. Click here to learn more.















I am a homeopath with a worldwide practice working with families and individuals via Zoom. I'm also a teacher and most importantly, a mom who raised my now-adult children depending on homeopathy over the last 31 years. I lived decades of my life with food intolerances, allergies, and chemical sensitivities until I was cured with homeopathy, so I understand pain, anxiety, and suffering. You may feel that your issues are more severe or different than anyone else’s, but I have seen it all in my practice and in my work in India. My opinion is that nothing has come close to the reproducible, safe and effective results that my clients, students and I have achieved with homeopathy.

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Joette is not a physician and the relationship between Joette and her clients is not of prescriber and patient, but as educator and client. It is fully the client's choice whether or not to take advantage of the information Joette presents. Homeopathy doesn't "treat" an illness; it addresses the entire person as a matter of wholeness that is an educational process, not a medical one. Joette believes that the advice and diagnosis of a physician is often in order.

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