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My Natural Childbirth Was A Spiritual Experience

Author: Tiffany R.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Date: 02-14-2005
Views: 23,237
Word Count: 849
Questions Received: 10
Testimonial ID: 622-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 5

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First of all, thank you 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) to support the urinary tract and I swallowed Peppermint 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.

Since the essential oils ruse was so earthy and comforting. We all felt so mellow. The essential desk reference lists Frankincense Essential Oil for the blues, 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 Pitocin 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 occurred. The essential oils reference book 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 it would only be another 20 minutes or less before they would get to come in when I began vocalizing.

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 SO 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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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: breathing-/-inhale — "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-/-inhale — "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: 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
4.Associated topics: breathing-/-inhale — "Essential Oil Diffusion [lavender, marjoram, balsam fir, and peppermint] for the Treatment of Persistent Oxygen Dependence in a Three-Year-Old Child With Restrictive Lung Disease With Respiratory Syncytial Virus [RSV] Pneumonia: A 3-year-old female with central core disorder, a static myopathy affecting type one muscle fibers, with an 18-day history of oxygen requirement, acute desaturation episodes on high-flow oxygen, and persistent upper-lobe atelectasis... experienced a rapid reduction in oxygen requirement when treated with diffused plant essential oils after insufficient response to N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and dornase alfa."Link
5.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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