The use of essentials oils during pregnancy, birth and postpartum
Some oils like Bergamot, Lavender or Camomile can be very helpful and safe during pregnancy. They can alleviate nausea, cystitis or encourage against fears and anxiety. They can also be highly effective locally, for example to soften the perineum around 15 days before the due date or for simple headaches.
Other oils, despite their contraindications (they can be highly abortive during the pregnancy!) can be very beneficial during the actual delivery. Clary sage, Clove or Palmarosa are very efficient to accelerate uterine contractions.
Essential oils can also bring a powerful emotional support during birth. Laurel, Frankincense, Rose or Jasmine have a strong impact on the limbic system and are highly recommended during such a powerful and demanding journey as birthing.
Post-partum, they can offer a gentle support on an emotional level, such as depression or anxiety. Or after an episiotomy or caesarean, to accelerate the healing process and reduce discomfort.
Most of all, the essential oils bring inner peace and relaxation. They can improve the energy level by bringing back balance to the body and the mind.