My Natural Childbirth Was A Spiritual Experience
Author: Tiffany R.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Word Count: 862
Questions Received: 10
Testimonial ID: 622-OR
First of all, thank you to Heavenly Father for Gary Young and thanks to the people who began this website for us.
I wanted to have the "Jesus birth" after hearing Gary Young describe how he delivered Jacob, his first son with Mary, using Frankincense and Myrrh Essential Oils.
During my pregnancy, I swallowed Lemon Essential Oil by capsule (10 drops in a capsule once a day) for urinary tract discharge and I swallowed Peppermint Essential Oil by capsule for a vaginal bug (same number of drops, but Peppermint in the morning and Lemon at night).
We had bought the Essence of The Season Essential Oil Collection to have on hand for the birth. We enjoyed the essential oils and resins so much that we had to buy another Collection.
We put a tea light candle in the bottom of a tin cup and covered the rim with foil, creating a shallow well. Then we placed about two teaspoons of water in the well and crushed a Frankincense Resin "rock" in the water. We just kept adding water as it evaporated. The smell in the house was so earthy and comforting. We all felt so mellow.
Since the Essential Oils Desk Reference lists Frankincense Essential Oil for feeling blueŁ, we decided to burn it in the tin cup during the birth. Everyone in the room (husband, midwife and nurse) was calm during the labor. This would be the first recorded essential oil pregnancy and birth in Arkansas. Many midwives were eager to attend.
About an hour before I anticipated delivering, since the contractions were about 2-3 minutes apart, I went to the bathroom and applied Myrrh Essential Oil on my abdomen for elasticity. I had back labor as well as abdominal labor so I was kneeling on the floor with my upper body leaning across the foot of the bed.
When the back labor became too unbearable, I generously dotted the bottle of Frankincense to my lower back. The next contraction was amazing! I deeply inhaled the aroma still left on my hands and felt a higher spiritual focus than I've ever experienced before. I don't have the vocabulary to express it. The discomfort was SO minimal that I generously dotted the Frankincense to my abdomen as well.
At this point we moved on top of the bed. This was my sixth birth and I've never been able to deliver in bed! We instructed the midwife to call in the older kids to witness the birth when the baby was crowning. When she did call in the kids, I didn't believe her because my cervix didn't have the intense stinging feeling right at the end of labor like it had with my other deliveries. This was the signal I was looking for that would indicate to me that "this is almost over."
This is the first pregnancy in which I didn't require a petocin shot to help my uterus clamp and contract back down after delivery. I didn't hemorrhage this time either. For the next few days, I dotted Frankincense on the hurting areas each time contractions occured. The Essential Oils Desk Reference Guide lists Frankincense to help clot blood which is why I did this.
A few minutes after our daughter was born, my husband anointed her entire body with Frankincense and smoothed it in. We applied one drop of Myrrh to her cord daily and it dried up the next day and separated from the belly button. By day five it had fallen off. My midwife visited me the morning after the birth. She was amazed at the oils and couldn't believe how dried up the baby's cord looked.
She asked me what I felt during the transition of labor when I applied Frankincense. I repeated the conversation I had with my ten-year-old son: Son: "Mom, how come you never screamed?"
(To back up here...we had prepared the children with activities for a long day of awaiting the time of crowning when they would be allowed in to witness the birth of their youngest sister. They were told that I would be all right and that the loud sounds I would make were normal for a large baby coming out of a small hole in my body. They knew to listen for moaning, then louder moaning, and it would only be another 20 minutes or less before they would get to come in when I began screaming.)
So, back to our conversation. Mom: "What do you mean?" Son: "You said we would get to come in when you were screaming. You never screamed." I thought, "Yep. I never did. My cervix never stung. I never felt more than a 7 on a discomfort scale of 1-10. THAT FRANKINCENSE IS SOOOO AMAZING!"
So I wonder, did Jesus' mother, Mary, feel this higher level of spiritual focus too? Did she feel minimal discomfort too? Did her birth attendants feel calm and focused? I now tell everyone to get pregnant again just to experience the "Jesus birth" with Frankincense and Myrrh. My midwife was so amazed that she has purchased these oils to have on hand, and other mothers have experienced this too.
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