Labor and Postpartum Essential Oils 

Clary Sage, Geranium, Basil, Lavender, Cypress, Fennel, Citrus Bliss, Aromatouch, Helichrysum, Clary Calm. 

Clary Sage 

An absolute must have. But please do not use this at all during pregnancy until you go into labor or use it to bring on labor if you are overdue. If labor stalls/is slow/weak/contractions slow down use Clary Sage diluted between your thighs, on your shoulders and around your ankles as well as other pulse points, lower back to help ease the pain, diffuse to help your mindset as well. Can also be used for after birth cramps/pains delivering the placenta or cramping when breastfeeding, dilute with a carrier oil and apply to the abdomen, also known for increasing milk supply, massage breasts around nipples, drink plenty of water, eat well, make cookies and lots of skin to skin.

 

Geranium 

Use this leading up to labor/birthing as perineum support. Dilute with fractionated coconut oil and use your fingers to massage the thin membrane, google where your perineum is or ask your midwife if you need help, it will decrease the chances of tearing and make everything supple and prepared. Also fantastic for labor pain management, use on the abdomen and back with clary sage before, during and after labor. Also great for tender breasts, make a roller with Geranium, Lavender, and Frankincense and apply around the nipples and massage in (avoiding nipples).

 

Basil 

Great for labor pains, management, lower back and to support circulation, also good for increasing awareness/lifting mood as well as coping and when you feel overwhelmed and fearful mindset. Will help calm nerves and relax the mind. A great overall support for optimal labor. Dilute and apply to the lower back, diffuse or sniff from the bottle. Apply to the neck.

Lavender 

Calming, soothing, assist with pain and mood management, promotes a gentle, nurturing environment, can assist with sleep and a fantastic oil to have on hand when baby is born for all things soothing/calming  Also fantastic to have on hand to soothe sore breasts.

 

Cypress 

Great for promoting circulation, pain management and also really good for Hemorrhoids after birth! Dilute and apply topically.

 

Fennel 

Can also be useful for assisting contractions/slow/weak/stalled labor as well as getting through the more difficult stages of labor, apply with carrier oil. Also fantastic for increasing milk supply, massage topically with clary sage in carrier oil and take a drop in water, also great with a drop of lemon in water to get the bowels moving again after birth.

 

Citrus Bliss 

A beautiful one to diffuse in the room especially if feeling tired or low. Uplifting, energizing, invigorating and smells delicious it will help left the spirits and get through the more difficult times.

 

Aromatouch

Relaxes muscles and soothes joints, promotes circulation and a healthy inflammatory response, great for lower back massage, pressure points, feet, hands, legs, neck and shoulders, great fore aware . This blend does contain peppermint and this can effect supply in some women.

 

Helichrysum 

Known as “liquid stitches” in the natural word a great one to have on hand should any tearing/bleeding occur. Helps skin recover quickly, supports localized blood flow. Also fantastic for stretch marks. Dilute with carrier oil and apply.

 

Clary Calm Roll On

In an easy to use and apply roll on Clary Calm will be excellent for cramping/labor pains as well as after birth pains, balancing hormones, supporting, calming and soothing.

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"In the second and third trimesters, some essential oils are safe to use, as your baby is more

developed. These include lavender, chamomile and ylang ylang, which calm, relax and aid sleep. Oils to be avoided include cinnamon, clove, rosemary and clary sage, all of which can cause contractions.