Homeopathy is a holistic therapeutic system. Homeopaths use specially prepared remedies, given mainly in tablet or liquid form. As homeopathic medicines use only minute amounts of active ingredients in their preparation they are suitable for cases involving babies, children, pregnancy and breast-feeding mothers. Prescriptions are tailored to each individual patient, according to their specific symptoms, taking into account all the symptoms together. For example, if during your pregnancy you were suffering from morning sickness, backache, pelvic pain and itchy skin, instead of giving separate courses of treatment for each symptom, a homeopath will consider all symptoms together as a whole (whether physical, mental or emotional), possibly addressing them with a single prescription.