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Avoided A Repeat Caesarean Section


Author: Denise E.
Skill: Midwife
Date: 03-08-2013
Views: 2,889
Word Count: 139
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 8366-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 3

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I was attending a VBAC hopeful mom in the summer of 2012. She was having lots of anxiety due to prodromal labor. I helped her calm herself with Young Living's Peace & Calming essential oil blend.

She had just about thrown in the towel around 48 hours later and was ready to go in for a repeat c-section. I applied Young Living's PanAway oil across her lower back, she climbed up into bed and slept a few hours. I left the bottle with her and throughout the night, she would apply it again when overwhelmed by back pain.

When morning came, she entered active labor and a few short hours later beautifully birthed her baby in triumph in her own living room, under her own power.

Denise Easthon
Traditional Midwife
(Published in Midwifery Today, Sept 25, Vol 14, Issue 20)


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: postpartum β€” "Foeniculum vulgare Mill, commonly called fennel, has been used in traditional medicine for a wide range of ailments related to digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems. Additionally, it is also used as a galactagogue agent for lactating mothers.... Foeniculum vulgare has emerged as a good source of traditional medicine and it provides a noteworthy basis in pharmaceutical biology for the development/formulation of new drugs and future clinical uses."Link
2.Associated topics: birth-/-induction-/-labor-/-delivery,postpartum 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
3.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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