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Encouraging Posterior Baby To Turn


Author: Stacy M.
Date: 12-05-2011
Views: 3,360
Word Count: 183
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 6598-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 2

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My daughter, Tiffany, made an "essential oil believer" out of her midwife during the recent birth of her daughter! After a long prodromal labor, her midwife gave me a call to update me on what was going on.

She said she felt things were going slow because the baby was posterior. She asked me to pray and told me they were trying various positions to get the baby to turn, but nothing was working so far. I asked her if she had tried any essential oils.

Though she didn't sound convinced, she seemed open to trying just about anything at this point. I told her I'd get right back with her, as I wanted to verify with a few other people which oil would work best.

I called her right back and asked her to rub a few drops of therapeutic grade Peppermint essential oil on her lower back (Tiffany already had her birth "stash" of oils ready).

Within minutes, the midwife felt with her own hands, the baby turning!

And within an hour, a healthy 8 lb. 4 oz baby girl was born into the world!

Praise God!


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: birthing, childbirth, delivery, effaced, episiotomy, perineal, perineum, postpartum, pregnancy, pregnant.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: childbirth,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: childbirth — “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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