Essential Oils - Meet, Jen!
Hi I’m Jen!
I am a wife to a lovely hubby, mum of three lively young kids and a paediatric nurse working in the NHS. Two years ago my husband got very sick with ME. We have since sought every avenue open to us to help him on the journey of recovery (and we are getting there!). This is when we came across essential oils.
They have transformed our health care in our home. Essential oils have offered natural solutions, ranging from emotional support to more physical issues such as sleep, pain, digestion and many more. They are so powerful and we have had such phenomenal results that I had to share them with the world: Redemption Health was born. Doterra oils are incomparable in terms of purity and potency. I feel safe to use them on my own family and to recommend them to you.
So lets talk about oils in pregnancy and labour to support you on the journey towards meeting your baby.
The power of aroma is amazing tool to utilise as you prepare for the birth of your baby. As you smell the essential oil, is it taken to the limbic system in your brain. This is the area that supports emotions, behaviour and memory. So when you are preparing for birth using your pregnancy relaxations, affirmations or visualisations, anchoring these with an essential oil is even more powerful. This is then something which you can use as a tool during labour to connect back to your safe happy place.
There are oils that can be used to promote relaxation, others for energy and then those that will support your body with natural options for pain relief. There are some names you may be familiar with like geranium and lavender, and other less known oils like black pepper and basil. Some of Doterra’s blends, especially the ‘grounding blend’, is a wonderful addition to your toolkit for pregnancy and labour.
From a customer who purchased oils in pregnancy:
“in latent phase when contractions were fairly irregular, I diffused balance and wild orange which was great and also used lavender loads as I find it so relaxing. I also used lavender when I went to bed during labour and actually managed to get an hours sleep which was great. I had practiced all the hypno relaxations and positive affirmations when smelling the lavender so I associated it even more with relaxation.”
There is so much more I could say and ways I’d love to help you, from how to use oils for postpartum physical recovery and mood support to support during planned caesarean sections.
Safety is important when using oils, I would recommend only using oils which are independently tested therapeutic grade oils and always dilute the oils when used topically.
Oils to avoid in pregnancy: Clary sage until 40 weeks pregnant and Jasmine.
Recommendations in this blog are taken from Stephanie Fritz’s book ‘Essential oils for pregnancy, birth and babies’ 2ndEdition, available in Leanne’s birthing library.
If you would like to experience the oils for yourself please feel free to contact me and I’d love to make that happen.
Hope to speak to you soon,
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