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7 Essential Oils for Childbirth


8dc427ff26665914522ddbaeb9d51bffGentle Babies by Debra Raybern is a great resource for using essential oils during pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and on toddlers. It’s full of tried-and-true techniques and first-hand testimonials. A small easy to read and understand guide to using essential oils with babies and it’s only $12.95 from abundant health! If there is one resource I would recommend on this topic it would be this! Check it out here:

Jasmine Essential Oil: Jasmine helps relieve pain and also causes more effective contractions. Use with massage oil on lower back or abdomen. Excellent when mixed with lavender and a carrier oil of Evening Primrose and vitamin E for perinial and cervical massage

Frankincense Essential Oil:  Frankincense is an amazing essential oil for labor. Use it to calm your emotions by inhaling the aroma. It helps relieve pain by rubbing the oil onto the lower back or on your tummy. Also, if you tear “down there” you can apply frankincense directly to the area to help with pain and healing.

Rose: This one has a cleansing effect on the uterus, antidepressant, softens ligaments (easier to open pelvis to push for larger babies and smaller mamas)

Lavender: Dulls and eases uterine pain but also increases the strength of contractions while calming the mother. Great for reducing stretch marks and scaring. Helps with circulation of the mother and the baby.

Clary Sage: A compress with the essential oil and hydrosol of clary sage will greatly reduce labor pain when applied to the lower abdomen and back. Also helps to kick labor into gear by speeding up dilation.

Geranium: “This is a great one to use post birth because it is great for stimulating circulation, which in turn facilitates easy breathing. It has a contrastive effect and helps pull together dilated tissues, so it is very healing for the uterus and endometrium after the birth. Geranium is also and antidepressant and is know for it’s uplifting effect.”*

PanAway: PanAway is great for pain management. Apply it to lower back and tummy area.

This only applies to the Young Living oils because these are very pure, other brands may be toxic and cause problems especially when used in high doses and taken internally.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease

*Quick Reference Guide for Essential Oils by Connie and Alan Higley

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