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Gentle Baby Stops Labor


Author: Kirstie Y.
Skill: Nurse
Date: 11-16-2010
Views: 4,245
Word Count: 128
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 4883-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 2

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When I was labouring with my 4th child my girlfriends masSaged Gentle Baby into my feet for 30 minutes or more. They used quite a lot as I recall (from 5 years ago). Anyway, the labour slowed and finally stopped, much to my disappointment as my son was already full term. The labour re-commenced 4 days later followed by an uneventful birth. (I used Clary Sage in the advanced labour when the contractions were coming in quick succession pairs and it took it edge off the pain. It was a natural birth.)
So while Gentle Baby had an unintended effect on this labour, I have had plenty of time to think about what happened and I am convinced that it would be a useful remedy for threatened premature labour.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.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
2.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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