Oils for Common Pregnancy Issues
If there is ONE oil every pregnant / postnatal mama should have it is Balance oil. Just get it. You’ll need it. Use daily in a diffuser, wear as a perfume, and for goodness sake, keep handy for those moments when you want to lose your s*&t for no real reason (although you will be convinced of the reason at the time!)
Morning Sickness – Digestzen Blend mixed with Fractionated coconut oil*, applied behind ears, along jawbone, over naval area and on soles of feet – every 3 hrs. (Mix 1 drop into 1 tsp of coconut oil)
Leg Cramps – in THIRD trimester only, mix Aromatouch blend and fractionated coconut oil* and massage on legs and feet daily. This is a great way to get your partner involved. Men love to help and often feel useless – this will empower him, and you will feel amazing. (Mix 2 drops of Aromatouch with 1Tbp of coconut oil).
Lack of Sexual Interest – yes I know! This is the LAST thing on your mind. But did you know that sex during pregnancy can be A-MAZING for both of you? If you want to spice up the bedroom and actually “feel like it”, then try this blend:
Ylang Ylang or Balance Blend mixed in Fractionated Coconut oil* and massaged onto lower back and abdomen, or wear as a perfume. (mix 1-3 drops of either oils with 1 Tbps coconut oil). You may not actually get to the main course, but your back will get a massage and your partner will feel like he has been supportive.
Perineal Preparation – Mix Frankincense with fractionated coconut oil* or jojoba and apply daily as you massage the area. (Mix 1 drop Frankincense to 2 Tbs oil).
Breech Baby – Mix Myrrh OR Peppermint oil and fractionated coconut oil* and rub into belly near the ribs. (Mix 5 drops oil with 1 Tbs coconut oil). * ensure you get permission from your Obstetrican or Midwife before trying this, as there could be medical reasons why baby needs to stay where they are!
Slow Labour – Mix Clary Sage, Lavender & Peppermint or Clary Calm Blend for Women with fractionated coconut oil* and massage to lower back, abdomen at least every 2hrs. This blend will help stir the uterus into action if there is a “stop/start” rhythm to your contractions. (Mix 2 drop Clary Sage and 2 drops lavender or 4 drops only of Clary Calm to 1 tbs of coconut oil and massage lower back and abdomen.)
Pushing Stage of Labour – Wild Orange or Citrus Bliss blend are the two most popular oils to use when you need to finally push! a Citrus oil will keep your inner strength pushing on, as you push that baby out. It will settle your fears, whilst giving you great courage. Dab around your neck or have your partner wear on their hands so you can smell it as they support your shoulders, or brush the hair from your face.
Post-Birth – Uterus care – Use your Clary Calm oil or Belle’s Signature Labour Oil blend to massage onto your belly two to three times per day to help your uterus contract and go back to normal size.
Increase Milk Supply – Add 1-2 drops of Fennel to a small amount of FCO and massage from underams to nipple areas (avoiding nipples). Apply after a shower when breast tissue is warmed and soft, and apply to damp skin. Do this for 10 days, then allow 3-5 days off. If needed resume for another 10 days.
Return of the Red Friend – Clary Calm is an excellent blend to have handy when your Red Friend comes back to visit every month. She may be moody and grumble a lot (heavier more intense periods) or she may be shy (a little less than you are used to). Hormones are still needing to be supported and balanced, and using Clary Calm across the lower tummy daily after a shower is a great daily habit to get into.
*Fractionated coconut oil is just like normal coconut oil, except it doesn’t solidify at colder temperatures. Meaning it is easier to use and always stays in liquid form
Disclaimer: use of oils must be combined with common sense! If it doesn’t feel right – for you – then DON’T do it. Talk to your midwife of Obstetrician for their advice if you are unsure. There is no “one oil fits all” for your conditions, what works for one woman, may not work for all. Be intuitive, be your own healer, learn to trust your body. Only YOU know what is best for you and bub.
Research on using essential oils during pregnancy is SCANT because NO ONE wants to test on a pregnant woman.
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