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Labor Agony Eased With The Use Of Essential Oils


Author: Corie D.
Date: 01-27-2014
Views: 4,920
Word Count: 193
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 9302-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 2

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I have given birth to all of our four, soon-to-be-five, children at home. Each one has gone amazingly well. With the birth of our fourth child, we used Young Living Essential Oils during labor and delivery for the first time. Here are some of the oils we used:

* PanAway - for lower back labor/pain ( a few drops on feet, lower back, hips and neck)
* Clary Sage - to encourage labor to continue ( a few drops on inner ankles)
* Sacred Frankincense - inhaled during contractions for calming and relaxation
* Myrrh - on baby's umbilical cord

This was by far the best labor and delivery I have ever experienced. With each contraction, my husband would pray over me and hold Sacred Frankincense up for me to inhale. While the contractions continued, I was able to relax and focus on the fact that all was well, and my body was doing exactly what it was supposed to be doing. I never experienced the usual transition time of panic and feeling out of control.

Hard labor started around 10pm, and our baby girl was born at 12:05am. It was amazingly calm and quiet; such a fabulous experience!


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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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