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February 3, 2011

Aromatherapy During Labor...

The use of Aromatherapy and Essential Oils during Labor:
The benefits of aromatherapy during labor are immense. Essential oils can make the experience as pleasant and easy as possible for both the mother and the baby by creating a relaxing, comfortable and stress-free environment for labor. Essential oils diffused in the delivery room will help cleanse the air and provide a familiar and welcoming scent for the baby.

Recommended Oils to be used during childbirth are:
Lavender and Clary Sage are essential oils that promote peace and relaxation. Inhale this oil between contractions for enhanced strength, stamina and endurance levels during delivery.

Labor Massage: This is a good therapy for the new mother to help bring a sence of calmness, peacefullness and confidence. As soon as the contractions begin, ask your partner or friend to help you with a firm massage on and around your lower back, hips and along the sides of your waist rubbing from the mid-back forward as the contraction progresses. The combination of aromatherapy and massage will help ease muscular pain.

4 oz of carrier oil
8 drops lavender
8 drops clary sage
8 drops geranium
5 drops fennel
5 drops grapefruit

Pour ½ teaspoon of your LABOR BLEND on the palm of the hand and massage the lower back as often as needed. I first discovered the therapeutic benefits of this aromatherapy blend when I gave birth to my son. Ever since, I have been able to help many women cope with pregnancy and delivery.  The results have always been consistent – women have reported a general feeling of well-being and confidence.  The aromatic oils infuse a sense of self-assurance and minimize the pain.  The essential oils in this aromatherapy blend  are helpful because they:
  • Relieve anxiety and fear
  • Improve  circulation and breathing
  • Infuse a feeling of “I can do it!”
  • Provide pain relief   in a natural and safe way
  • Help induce contractions
It is recommended that you have this blend of oils ready at least one week before your due date just incase you have to rush off to the hospital
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