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Lavender Oil Relaxes During Labor & Delivery


Author: Jessica G.
Date: 10-19-2009
Views: 3,541
Word Count: 141
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 3859-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 4

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I had the opportunity to be with a friend while she was birthing her twin girls. She was only 29 weeks pregnant when she went into preterm labor and very scared about the outcome. She was in a considerable amount of pain, especially in her back. I was able to use the Lavender oil and focused on her feet, lower back, forehead, and neck between contractions. This really seemed to relax her and helped her stay focused. I witnessed the most amazing thing in my life, a natural birth of two beautiful baby girls. God places us in situations where we least expect to be, but I have been blessed by this experience. Today I see life differently. Thank you, Nate, for introducing me to Young Living Essential Oils. It makes a remarkable impact on this woman's birthing experience.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: birth-/-induction-/-labor-/-delivery — "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
2.Associated topics: relaxation-/-rest — "The ylang ylang oil caused a significant decrease of blood pressure and a significant increase of skin temperature. At the behavioral level, subjects in the ylang ylang oil group rated themselves more calm and more relaxed than subjects in the control group. These findings are likely to represent a relaxing effect of the ylang ylang oil and provide some evidence for the usage of the ylang ylang oil in aromatherapy such as causing a relief of depression and stress in humans."Link
3.Associated topics: relaxation-/-rest — "[I]dentifying... the effects of YYA [ylang ylang aroma] on blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) is important in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of YYA. The present results demonstrated that inhalation of YYA significantly decreased the systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Inhalation of YYA also significantly decreased the HRs in 10 leads.... In the present results, YYA caused a reduction of HR and BP, and a relief of the arousal level in healthy men. The present results show a sedative effect of YYA, and this study provides some evidences for the usage of YYA [as a] medicinal agent."Link
4.Associated topics: birth-/-induction-/-labor-/-delivery — “The 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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