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Oils For Labor And Delivery

Author: Jessica W.
Date: 09-09-2004
Views: 15,182
Word Count: 196
Questions Received: 13
Testimonial ID: 315-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 3

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Many people have asked me which oils I choose to have on hand at a birth, here is my list.

* Rose is my favorite. It is just a heavenly oil that changes the feeling in the room the minute it is opened!

* Clary Sage, I have been to births in the last year and Clary Sage is
THE definitive "best for labor" oil you will ever find, hands down.

* I also diffuse Bergamot and any other citrus oil that smells good to me at the time.

* I LOVE the emotional oils for labor! The Grounding, Gathering, Joy, Present Time, Believe, Harmony, Sacred Mountain, White Angelica and of course, Valor oil blends are the oils I will have on hand this time, as they have "called" to me a lot lately!

* Peppermint oil rubbed low on the back is SUPERIOR for back labor! Back labor usually means baby is turned posterior, and we have found that baby will turn AWAY from the Peppermint oil, thus alleviating the pain of back labor!

And, OF COURSE, Lavender oil! We do leg massages with it, and everyone is in heaven, not the least of which is mom! Hope this helps!

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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: afterbirth, birthing, caesarean, cesarean, childbirth, diffuser, diffusing, effaced, episiotomy, perineal, perineum, postpartum, pregnancy, pregnant, prenatal.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: postpartum β€” "Foeniculum vulgare Mill, commonly called fennel, has been used in traditional medicine for a wide range of ailments related to digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems. Additionally, it is also used as a galactagogue agent for lactating mothers.... Foeniculum vulgare has emerged as a good source of traditional medicine and it provides a noteworthy basis in pharmaceutical biology for the development/formulation of new drugs and future clinical uses."Link
2.Associated topics: birth-/-induction-/-labor-/-delivery,pregnancy,postpartum β€” "The methods of aromatherapy were applied sitz bath or soap application using essential oils with Lavender, Myrrh, Neroli, Rose, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Orange, and Roman Chamomile.... [T]hese findings indicate that postpartum aromatherapy for perineal care could be effective in healing the perineum."Link
3.Associated topics: birth-/-induction-/-labor-/-delivery β€” β€œThe main constituent of the essential oils of Fennel and anise, anethole, has been considered to be the active estrogenic agent... [and has] been reputed to...increase milk secretion, promote menstruation, facilitate birth, alleviate the symptoms of the male climacteric, and increase libido."Link

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