Essential Oils for pregnancy, labor, birth & postpartum
This is the moment you've been waiting for! There's no changing your mind now. Your body and this baby have come into perfect alignment with each other, and this is the day! Labor is hard work. Some might interpret that as painful, and some may describe it as intense. Either way, there is a lot going on in your body on all levels: emotionally, physically, mentally and sprititually. One of the things I love about essential oils is how they address the body on all these levels. The body is a symphony, and when one of these areas is out of balance, it can throw the whole body out of tune.
You may want to dilute essential oils used in labor with fractionated coconut oil, not beause they can't be used undiluted, but because usually they accompany a massage, and massage just feels better with a carrier oil. Some moms may be very sensitive to smells while in labor, as some scents can be very overwhelming, so remember that a little goes a long way.
I have oils avaialbe to be sampled during our prenatal visits. If you are not a client of mine, you are still welcome to purchase oils on your own! I highly recommend consulting with somoene that is familiar with the oils as misuse may lead to adverse effects. Always sample an oil prenatally, if it doesn't smell or feel appealing to you, it's important to listen to your intuition as this may be for good reason. I don't suggest introducing any new oils or scents during labor. Please contact me if you have any questions about using essential oils prenatally, during labor, at birth, postpartum or on your baby.