Posts tagged essential oils
Essential Oils for Labor & Birth

One of the key items in my “birth doula bag” are essential oils. They have the power to transform a sterile, cold, hospital room into an inviting, relaxing, and cozy space. Last month I shared my favorite essential oils for pregnancy which I invite you to read through first if you’re new to essential oils. Use in labor is becoming more mainstream especially now that research shows there are benefits, specifically for pain relief. I’ve noticed that not only do essential oils assist the laboring mom, they also provide benefits to others in the birthing room. I cannot tell you how many times a doctor, nurse, or midwife has walked into the room, smelled the essential oils, and commented on the relaxing effects. I’ve personally witnessed stressed nurses relax in an instant upon inhaling the aromas diffusing in the room. It’s beautiful to see and proves to me that these powerful plant derivatives serve a great purpose in labor & delivery.

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Essential Oils for Pregnancy

One of my favorite things about being a doula and childbirth educator is helping educate people on pregnancy, birth, and parenting. This takes many forms and is always unique to each family I work with. Recently I’ve had a lot of people ask me about essential oils. I use them in my everyday life and love them, but I am not an aromatherapist so there’s a fine line when educating on this topic, especially if people are looking for treatment from a particular ailment. I’ll share some of my favorite everyday uses for essential oils in pregnancy and want to encourage you to do your own research as well.

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