Homeopathy Tips for 9/07/10 Abortion/Miscarriage

It is sometimes confusing to hear the two terms abortion and miscarriage used interchangeably. In our Repertories the word for spontaneous abortion of the pregnancy is referred to as abortion. In medical terms any spontaneous termination of a pregnancy before the 24th week is called miscarriage.  After 24 weeks of pregnancy the delivery of a fetus that has died is called a stillbirth.

Other terms commonly used are;

  • Therapeutic or induced abortion – This is an intentionally induced medical  abortion either by drugs or surgery. This can be to end an unwanted pregnancy or to stop a pregnancy because of medical reason to protect the mother.
  • Threatened abortion – Bleeding or cramping in the first 24 weeks that threatens the pregnancy and  indicates that the fetus may be lost.
  • Complete abortion – When the fetus and the placenta have been completely expelled.
  • Incomplete abortion – Expulsion of only part of the contents of the uterus.
  • Habitual Abortion – More than 3 consecutive spontaneous abortions (miscarriages).
  • Missed abortion – The retention of a dead fetus in the uterus for more than 4 weeks.
  • Septic Abortion – Infection of the contents of the uterus before, during or after an abortion.

Miscarriage is a common solution to a higher risk pregnancy. 15% of all pregnancies end in  miscarriage. About 85% of those are in the first 12 weeks. Most miscarriages happen because of something wrong with the fetus. Usually it is genetic abnormalities that contribute to the cause. Other causes could be  structural abnormalities in the women. Under active thyroid, diabetes, drug or alcohol abuse, or infection are the most common causes. In roughly one third of all miscarriages there is no identifiable cause.

Miscarriage is usually made known by cramping with spotting, bleeding or a discharge from the vagina. In the early stages of pregnancy the discharge or spotting may be mild. In later stages it may be severe bleeding and cramping. Eventually the fetus is expelled. If the fetus is not expelled then the mother risks infection. This is a very serious condition that could be life threatening.

An Ultrasound scan can usually tell if the fetus is living or has died. It can also tell whether the fetus and the placenta have been expelled. When the fetus is alive and miscarriage is diagnosed then bed rest for the mother is ordered. This is strictly enforced or being vertical may stimulate the abortion again. It is also imperative that the woman refrain from intercourse during this time. If the fetus has died and has not been expelled the doctor may order a D&C. Dilation and Curettage to remove them. If the ftus dies in later stages of pregnancy Oxytocin can be administered to promote labor contraction so the fetus is expelled naturally.

Grief and sadness are common for the parents of any miscarried child. It is common and talking with their doctor, family, friends or support group is encouraged. Believe it or not many people have experienced miscarriage and it is more common than one might think.

Rubrics that may be useful for Abortion/Miscarriage from the Complete 2009 Repertory are (note that miscarriage is not a term that is used in our repertory);

  • Female; ABORTION (179) : abrot., absin., 4ACON., agar-se., alco., alco-s., 4ALET., aloe, alum., ambr., ant-c., 4APIS, apoc-a., arg-n., arist-cl., 4ARN., 3Ars., art-v., 3Asaf., 3Asar., asar-c., asc-c., 4AUR., 3Aur-m., aur-m-n., bac., 4BAPT., 4BELL., bor., 4BRY., bufo, buni-o., 4CALC., calc-f., calc-s., 4CAMPH., 3Cann-i., 4CANN-S., 4CANTH., caps., carb-an., 3Carb-v., cari., 4CAUL., 3Caust., cedr., 4CHAM., 3Chim., 4CHIN., chin-s., 4CIMIC., cina, 3Cinnam., cob-n., 3Cocc., 3Coff., coll., 3Coloc., 3Con., 4CROC., crot-h., croto-t., cupr., cycl., des-ac., 3Dig., 3Dulc., ergot., 4ERIG., 4EUP-PUR., 4FERR., ferr-acet., 3Ferr-i., ferr-m., ferr-p., fil., 2foll., 4GELS., glyc-g., goss., 3Ham., hedeo., 4HELON., 3Hep., hippoz., 4HYOS., 4IGN., indg., iod., 2ion-rad., 4IP., 3Iris, 3Kali-br., 4KALI-C., 2kali-chl., kali-i., kali-ma., 3Kali-n., kali-p., kali-s., kou., 3Kreos., kron., 3Lac-c., lach., lil-t., lip., 4LYC., 4MERC., 2merc-c., 3Mill., morph., murx., nat-c., nat-m., 4NIT-AC., 4NUX-M., 4NUX-V., 2ol-j., 4OP., opun-v., parth., 3Phos., phyt., 3Pin-l., pin-s., 4PLAT., 4PLB., 4PODO., 4PULS., 4PYROG., 3Rat., 3Rheum, rhod., 4RHUS-T., rosm., 3Rumx., 4RUTA, sabad., 4SABIN., 3Sang., 3Sars., 4SEC., 3Senec., 4SEP., sid-al., sieg., 3Sil., sol, 3Spong., staph., 4STRAM., succ., sul-ac., sul-i., 4SULPH., 3Syph., 3Tanac., tarent., teg-a., 3Ter., ther., thlaspi, 4THUJ., thyr., tity-t., 4TOCOPH., trach-v., 4TRIL., 4UST., uza., 4VERAT., 3Verat-v., 4VIB., 4VIB-P., visc., wies., xan., 4ZINC.
  • Generalities; ABORTION, complaints after (37) : alet., arn., ars., asar-c., bapt., canth., 3Caul., chin., cimic., goss., ham., hedeo., 4HELON., kali-br., kali-c., 3Kali-s., 3Lil-t., manc., murx., podo., 2pot-a., psor., puls., 3Pyrog., rheum, ruta, 3Sabin., sec., senec., 3Sep., sulph., tanac., ter., thlaspi, tril., 2ust., 3Verat-v.
  • Female; DEAD fetus, to expel retained (9) : arist-cl., 3Canth., crot-h., mand., 3Puls., pyrog., ruta, 3Sabin., sec.
  • Female; METRORRHAGIA, hemorrhage; Abortion; during (31) : anac., 3Apis, arn., 3Bell., bry., caul., cham., 3Chin., 4CROC., 3Erig., ferr., hyos., 3Ip., 3Kali-c., 3Lyc., mill., 3Nit-ac., 4PLAT., plb., puls., ruta, 4SABIN., 3Sec., sep., 3Sil., 3Sulph., 3Thlaspi, 2trach-v., 3Ust., 4VIB., vib-p.
  • Female; METRORRHAGIA, hemorrhage; Abortion; after (39) : alet., 3Arn., 4BELL., blum-o., 3Bry., caul., 4CHAM., 3Chin., 3Cinnam., cocc., 4CROC., erig., 4FERR., ferr-p., ham., 3Hyos., 3Ip., kali-c., kalm., 3Lyc., merc., 4MILL., nit-ac., nux-m., nux-v., op., 4PLAT., plb., psor., puls., 4SABIN., 3Sec., sep., sil., 3Sulph., sym-r., 4THLASPI, tril., 3Ust.
  • Female; METRORRHAGIA, hemorrhage; Abortion; threatening, in (14) : 3Calc., cimic., 3Croc., erig., goss., 3Ham., 4KREOS., 3Lyc., 3Mill., 3Puls., ruta, 3Sabin., 3Tril., 3Ust.
  • Female; ABORTION; Month, week; first month (4) : alco., 4APIS, 3Croc., vib.
  • Female; ABORTION; Month, week; second month (14) : agar-se., 2apis, 3Cimic., croc., des-ac., 4KALI-C., kali-n., plb., 3Sabin., 3Sec., senec., thuj., tril., vib.
  • Female; ABORTION; Month, week; third month (18) : 3Apis, bell., cimic., 3Croc., des-ac., 3Eup-pur., 4KALI-C., 3Kreos., 3Merc., 3Nux-v., plb., 4SABIN., 4SEC., sep., thuj., 3Tril., 3Ust., vib.
  • Female; ABORTION; Emotions, after (9) : 3Acon., 3Bapt., 3Cham., cimic., 4GELS., 3Helon., lil-t., 3Nux-v., sep.
  • Female; ABORTION; Inertia of uterus, with (12) : alet., 3Carb-v., 3Caul., chin., cimic., ferr., 3Helon., puls., sabin., sec., senec., ust.
  • Female; ABORTION; Injuries, after (6) : 3Arn., cinnam., ham., 3Puls., 3Rhus-t., ruta
  • Female; ABORTION; Tendency to (78) : 3Alet., aloe, 3Apis, arg-n., asaf., asar., aur., 3Aur-m., aur-m-n., bac., 3Bapt., bufo, 3Calc., calc-s., cann-s., carb-v., 3Caul., cedr., 3Cimic., cob-n., cocc., croc., erig., 3Eup-pur., ferr., ferr-acet., 2ferr-m., 2foll., gels., glyc-g., goss., ham., 3Helon., hyos., ign., iris, 4KALI-C., kali-chl., kali-i., kali-ma., kali-n., kali-p., kreos., kron., 3Lyc., merc., merc-c., 3Mill., 4NUX-M., nux-v., 2ol-j., phyt., 3Plat., 4PLB., puls., rhus-t., ruta, 3Sabin., sang., 3Sars., 3Sec., 3Sep., sieg., sil., sul-i., 3Sulph., syph., tanac., thuj., thyr., 4TOCOPH., tril., 3Ust., verat., 4VIB., 3Vib-p., wies., 3Zinc.
  • Female; ABORTION; Threatening (73) : 3Acon., alet., ambr., 3Apis, apoc-a., 3Arn., 2asaf., 3Asar., asc-c., aur., 3Bapt., 4BELL., 3Bry., buni-o., 3Calc., cann-i., 3Cann-s., 3Caul., 3Caust., 4CHAM., 3Chim., 3Chin., 3Cimic., cina, cinnam., cocc., coff., 3Croc., dig., dulc., erig., 3Eup-pur., 3Ferr., 3Gels., goss., 3Ham., hedeo., 3Helon., 4HYOS., 3Ign., 4IP., 3Kali-c., 3Kali-chl., 4KREOS., lyc., 3Merc., 3Mill., nit-ac., 3Nux-m., 3Nux-v., 3Op., opun-v., phos., plat., 3Plb., podo., 4PULS., 3Rat., 3Rhus-t., 3Ruta, 4SABIN., sang., 4SEC., sep., 3Sil., 3Stram., sulph., 3Tril., 3Ust., 3Verat., 4VIB., vib-p., xan.

As in any case with homeopathy it is necessary to prescribe to the whole picture of the person. Understanding the feeling and sensations as well as the physical symptoms will help select much better remedies than physical symptoms alone. Here are a few of the most common remedies for Abortion/Miscarriage;

  • Aconitum Napelus – Threatened abortion from fright, anger or a fear that something horrible will happen. Dizziness on rising. Sudden onset.
  • Arnica – Threatened abortion caused by a fall or blow, shock or concussion. Trauma. Bleeding without pain. Body sore all over as if from a bruise.
  • Belladonna – Severe bearing down pains. as if everything would protrude out the vagina. Pains come on suddenly and cease suddenly.
  • Caulophyllum – Habitual abortion from atony of the uterus. Severe back and loin pain with feeble contractions.
  • China Officinalis – After abortion when hemorrhage continues. Great loss of blood. Useful in recovery after abortion and loss of vital fluids.
  • Helonias  Dioca- Uterine tonic. Useful in threatened abortion and habitual abortion.
  • Pulsatilla Nigricans – Flow ceases for a while then returns with double the force. The cessation and return is repeated often. Desire for fresh air.
  • Pyrogeneum – After abortion to help expel pregnancy and to help with septic conditions from incomplete septic abortion.
  • Rhus Toxicodendron – Abortion caused by strain or lifting. Must change position. Worse at nigh and during rest.
  • Sabina – Threatened miscarriage especially during the third month. Pains start in the small of the back and go around to the pubes. Bright red flow of blood with clots. Partly bright fluid and partly clotted discharge, increasing with every motion.
  • Secale – Prolonged bearing down pains. Copious black blood and fluid. Especially good after miscarriage has happened. Great debility and lack of pulse.
  • Sulphur – Helps retain pregnancy and the tendency to abortion. Promotes the expulsion of the dead fetus.
  • Ustilago – Retained placenta after abortion.
  • Viburnum – Threatened abortion with bearing down pains and intense cramping.

This is only a partial list of the most common remedies for issues of abortion and miscarriage. Always take the case. Pay attention to the strange rare or peculiar symptoms that may be present. Give the remedy for the whole person and not just the physical symptoms. Offer guidance and understanding when abortion happens. It is a very delicate time for the family and good homeopathy for grief is always helpful. Having a few of these common remedies around will help you help the mother and child and might make the difference between bringing a healthy and happy child into the world or not. Always ask for help during difficult times. There are powers that be that are greater than ourselves that want to help. They need to be asked because they do not want to interfere in our earthly realm unless asked. And do good homeopathy!

24 comments so far

  1. Tajmul Basha on

    the list of medicine and details are very fine and exact as per my experiance in treating the patients.
    Good brushup i feel.

  2. dr.nilesh pendurkar on

    thak u for giving such valuable information. here i will like to add that their are many mental stresses during pregnacy that lead to abortion .Here we have to go for the deepest delusion of the patient and treat him individually with his constitutional medicine……..or state of the patient at the time of abortion and pregnancy

  3. Dr M Azizur Rahman on

    Hi dr robert thanks and I have a patient who aborted at 6 weeks without major jerking etc. This is about 18 months before. Now they are trying but failed to conceive. The female is suffering very strong pain before every menstruation and felt well starting and continued two-three days. The couple did not use any contraceptive. Pl suggest all the commenter how the couple can get child with homeo remedy. Dr Rahman Gazipur Bangladesh.

    • Robert Field on

      Hello Dr.

      It seems like there has been a hormonal change since the abortion. Now you need to use the rubric “worse from pregnancy” and take the case. Find out what she is thinking. The changes in her menses suggests she has not recovered hormonally. Find out the other ways she still suffers and give the best remedy.

      Good luck,
      Robert Field

  4. Yvonne on

    Fantastic layout.

    Staph is another important remedy to be given incase theres been a cut.

  5. Dr abdul razak on

    hi, thanks a lot for this wonderful expresion.in my opinion i think you are adding more greas to our elbow keep it up long live you long live homeopathy.

  6. Dr.Rajendrasinh on

    Very imformative and helpful for Homoeopathic prectitionar

  7. Dr.ashish on

    very good aproch

  8. H.Dr Muhammad Ayub Khan on

    Dear Sir,
    With best regard to dignity and vission for promoting homeo knowledge.Article on “Abortion/Miscarriage” is really intrested one.I hope that your selection for the case study will surely brings good results by the practioners.
    with thanks,

    H.Dr Muhammad Ayub Khan

  9. mah-jabeen on

    Robert, thanks a useful , information Good bless u

  10. Dr.Maryam on

    Dear Dr.Robert!
    this seems to be very infomative esp rubrics,please also write an article on fertility problems,sometimes we could not find any cause but still have infertility,please help us on this topic.

  11. dr naseer on




  12. dr fatima on

    dear sir ,
    thanks for yr excellent information .. arnica is use ful for injuries . GOD BLESS U AMEEN

  13. dr. Ashish singh on

    great sugesion for new practisnor…..thx

  14. dr. Ashish singh on

    agnus cast. also a good med for thretned abortn nd sterility

  15. Sneha Majumder on

    Does gossypium Q work to terminate 4weeks pregnancy?lz help 😥

    • Saghir on

      Gosipium Q, Apis Melifika Q alternative after 4 hours thrice a day after 5 to seven days it so happens.

  16. Mohan Lal Verma on

    Thanks for sharing ur knowledge and experience. Pl keep it up for the knowledge of freashers. God Bless, Mohan Lal Verma, Gurgaon (India)

  17. sunil hantal on

    my wife is 1month 1week pregnant. i dont want to conceive a baby due to financial reason.
    pls recommend any homeopathy medicine for abortion.
    i want to have baby later on.

  18. Sariful Mazumder on

    so useful informations. ……
    Thanks to everyone

  19. Sara on

    i want an abortion, is there any homeo medicine that can help me with that? I have never taken any allopathic medicine uptill now. Any one who can help?

  20. Saghir on

    I want an abortion, is there any homeo medicine that can help me with that? I have never taken any allopathic medicine uptill now. Any one who can help?

  21. Iqbal on

    I have an unwanted pragnancy of two weeks .I have an year old son and a three yers old daughter. I have been advised gossipium .with dose of 15 drops in worm water three hourly.will this suffice for a safe abortion with in three days

  22. Iqbal on

    How about using secale corr q if gossypium fails after three days.

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