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Using Too Much Gentle Baby Stops Labor

Author: Kirstie Y.
Skill: Nurse
Date: 11-16-2010
Views: 5,648
Word Count: 150
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 the Gentle Baby oil blend 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.

Because Gentle Baby is such a calming, relaxing blend (and also reduces stress) this also may be why my labor stopped.

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 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
2.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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