Congratulations on this wonderful time. I remember when I was expecting our first and second daughters - all the feels, and also keenly thinking about, and planning how to have the best birth experience. I was introduced to essential oils 5 years ago when I was pregnant with our second daughter. The aroma of peppermint and lavender in a spray bottle was familiar, calming and energizing at the same time.
I’m in my fourth year of being a birth and postpartum doula, and these oils have enhanced the childbearing year for many of my clients.
The following blends, sprays, and products have been compiled to help you in managing your final stages of pregnancy, labor and birthing process, and newborn moments with your baby. You can use essential oils as natural medicine for a number of ailments, concerns, and calming properties. Get in touch with me to learn more at a class, workshop, or in-person consultation.
Mom, dad, doulas, and birth partners can all use these oils! Enjoy.
For momma during labor and birthing
"Contraction Helper" roller ball – Add 20 drops clary sage, 10 drops geranium, 5 drops lavender to a 10ml glass rollerball. Fill the rest with fractionated coconut oil (or other carrier oil of your choice).
This is a blend of clary sage, geranium, and lavender for mommas to use to help things going with labor. Clary sage is a uterine tonic that aids in bringing on effective contractions. Geranium enhances circulation and is good for assisting momma with muscle tension. Lavender is calming for momma. This “Contraction Helper” blend can also be used in the event of stalled labor. Use this blend when you are ready to naturally encourage your body to get ready for labor.
How to use your “Contraction Helper” roller ball:
Roll onto ankles, then massage the oil into the backs of both feet (particularly the inside of the right ankle, as this is where your reflex points are located). You can do this several times a day.
Roll onto lower abdomen near hip bone areas in front and back. You can do this several times a day.
*Birth partners: continue to use this blend on the bottoms of momma’s feet right after birth. The blend will help the uterus contract back down.
"Energy + Focus" mist - Add 5 drops each of wild orange and peppermint to a 2oz glass spray bottle. Fill the rest with water.
This blend of wild orange and peppermint is for spraying on momma (and dad or birthing partners) during labor. Peppermint can reduce anxiety and is an invigorating, cooling aroma. Wild orange is a refreshing, happy aroma.
How to use your “Energy + Focus” mist:
Spray directly onto momma’s face.
Spay onto cool washcloths and apply to momma’s face or chest.
Use as a room spray during and after labor for everyone’s enjoyment.