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Importance of intra-uterine history in case taking.

How important do you feel this history is?

If you have cases please site them.

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Importance of intrautrine Hitory in case Taking---in the time of pregnancy all mental state & diet affect the health of foetus which has great impotance in homoeopathic case taking---stress and mother's emotional state affects her unborn baby. Take, for example, a stress hormone called Cortisol. When we are under stress, we manufacture cortisol. If you experience occasional stress, cortisol doesn't create a problImportance of intra-uterine history in case taking.em. However, if you remain under stress for a long time, cortisol may be too much for your body to handle. Cortisol cImportance of intra-uterine history in case cause high blood pressure problems. A mother's excessive Cortisol can reach the baby in the womb and raise the baby's set point for blood pressure forever. This baby, when reach adulthood, is likely to suffer from high blood pressure.

Many mothers during pregnancy face extremely stressful circumstances. They are confronted with such unhealthy situations as the break-up of their marriage, physical or emotional abuse, open infidelity or simply disinterested and uninvolved partners who prefer staying out to staying home and supporting their pregnant partners. These mothers experience constant stress, shame, loneliness and, sometimes, clinical depression during pregnancy or after giving birth.

The babies of these mothers are exposed to a variety of stress hormones, toxins and malnutrition inside the womb. Some of these babies will continue to live in the same or often worse noxious environment. No wonder some will later become hyperactive, underactive, inattentive, or temperamental and exhibit poor self-control. Many of these children are later medicated with Ritalin or antidepressants. Not everyone understands that the problems a child exhibits today may have resulted from events that occurred several years ago.

Most of the gynecologists and obstetricians I have talked with are psychologically sensitive and recognize when their patients need psychological support. However, when referred for therapy, many feel embarrassed and hardly ever show up for psychological consultation. Their partners or families may not encourage them to seek help because the problem it is not seen as a medical one. Doctors are understandably reluctant to prescribe psychiatric medications because of pregnancy or breast-feeding considerations.

Thus, a woman in such a situation suffers alone and remains isolated from her support system. She is expected to transcend all such adverse circumstances, and some do. Others don't have the emotional strengths to cope. Some have struggled with depression and anxiety all their lives. Moreover, even when they are seemingly coping with the excessive stress, they might still be constantly producing stress hormones and toxins and some will reach the baby in the womb.

Maternal stress during pregnancy is also found to cause of asymmetry in coordination of ears, fingers, feet, elbows, etc. As a result, I.Qs of such children are found to be lower. Maternal stress is also linked with imperfections in the developing nervous system which can lead to problems of perception, thinking, and memory.

All of us want happy children. Happy children grow out of happy babies. Happy babies are born to happy mothers. Therefore, partners, families and friends of expectant mothers should do their best to make an expectant mother happy and relaxed. If she is depressed, nervous, or tense, encourage her to seek help.


Thank you Dr. Sarswat for the reply. You correctly pointed out a very important part of this history. Stress and emotional factors are to be avoided and if it is there, it should have councilling. Both the partners as well as the family members should be councilled and made understand the facts of stress during pregnancy. In my opinion, during ante-natal care, there should be clinics for councilling of pregnancy. I think there are a few hospitals having this. But it should be done every where.

The next thing is that In a case where the mother is in stressful situation, homoeopathic medicines can help. As you said thet psychiatric medicines will affect the baby furing pregnancy and lactation. Here homoeopathic medicines will work not only for the mother but also for the baby.

Some situations

Anger, indignation --- Staph

Grief --- Ignatia

Stress ---- Adcortex, Cortisol

These medicines can help if there are other indications during pregnancy and lactation.




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