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Pregnancy & Labor - Gentle Baby, Peace & Calming


Author: Scarlet P.
Date: 11-15-2009
Views: 8,382
Word Count: 105
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 3934-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I used essential oils during my labors and both my children were born naturally at home.

I inhaled the Peace & Calming and Gentle Baby blend (not mixed) to ease me when my contractions got tough and refocus me on my breathing.

I also used Gentle Baby topically on my belly while I was pregnant to prevent stretch marks along with coca butter.

I used Peppermint during pregnancy and during labor by inhalation to ease nausea and increase oxygen intake.

I also used a drop of Peppermint in my tea to soothe digestion when needed.

A drop of Lemon in water was useful for soothing heartburn during my pregnancy.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: breathing — "In confirming the presence of peripheral airways dysfunction in nonsmokers with uncomplicated common colds, our data imply that the changes can be modified favorably by short-term aromatics inhalation."Link
2.Associated topics: breathing — "Cineole has mucolytic, bronchodilating and anti-inflammatory properties and reduces the exacerbation rate in patients suffering from COPD, as well as ameliorates symptoms in patients suffering from asthma and rhinosinusitis.... The effects of Cineole in the treatment of acute bronchitis were clearly measurable and could be proven after a treatment period of merely 4 days. This study corroborates the fact that Cineole actively and significantly reduces cough frequency after four days."Link
3.Associated topics: indigestion-(dyspepsia) — "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
4.Associated topics: birth-/-induction-/-labor-/-delivery,pregnancy — "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
5.Associated topics: acid-reflux-/-heartburn-/-stomach-acid,indigestion-(dyspepsia) — "Gastroprotective effects of Lemon essential oil: In ethanol model, CL (citrus lemon) and LIM (limonene) [component of Lemon] demonstrated 100% of gastroprotection.... In the indomethacin model, CL and LIM offered effective gastroprotection...."Link
6.Associated topics: indigestion-(dyspepsia) — "Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."Link
7.Associated topics: indigestion-(dyspepsia) — "Peppermint oil is harmless and acts locally to inhibit GI [gastrointestinal] smooth muscle contraction.... Peppermint oil solution administered intraluminally can be used as an antispasmodic agent with superior efficacy and fewer side effects than hyoscine-N-butylbromide...."Link
8.Associated topics: indigestion-(dyspepsia) — "A 4 weeks treatment with peppermint oil improves abdominal symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.... The symptoms evaluated were: abdominal bloating, abdominal pain or discomfort, diarrhea, constipation, feeling of incomplete evacuation, pain at defecation, passage of gas or mucus, and urgency at defecation."Link

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