Essential Oils for Pregnancy, Birth, the 4th Trimester and Beyond - by Rebecca Maggiora
Growing, birthing and caring for a new baby is such an incredibly important process and as a mother I want to ensure the healthiest ingredients available are going in and onto my body. Anything I can use to support my body and baby, needs to be 100% natural with ingredients I can understand (so that means they are free from- preservatives, artificial ingredients, contaminants, chemicals, pesticides, and fillers).
This is why I choose to nurture myself and my baby with essential oils. They offer so many amazing benefits, they are certified pure therapeutic (beyond organic) and as a mother I am empowered to care for my family toxic free which is such a wonderful feeling.
So, what is an essential oil?
They are highly concentrated extracts that are naturally found and distilled from different parts of a plant including, leaves, flowers, bark, peel of fruit and roots. Offering a protective mechanism to the plant they equally offer this to us as we use the oils to support our health.
The oil of choice for me is doTERRA. They are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG), so in brief, each batch of oils goes through rigorous 3rd party testing, putting all their products through a battery of tests to ensure a long and effective shelf-life. This protocol ensures potency, purity, and consistency batch to batch.
Why do I chose essential oils?
Essential oils restore the body back to its natural state of balance and health. This could simply be overcoming morning sickness, aches and pains, occasional stomach upset/ constipation/ heartburn to alleviating gas and bloating. Reducing anxious feelings; helping you relax, calms emotions, soothes away tension- especially great during labour! And on the flip side, helps you to focus and stay on track, to welcoming your new little bundle!
Essential oils help to restore mental alertness or wakefulness when experiencing fatigue or drowsiness (especially the long nights that we are not use to!) We also want to ensure we are supporting our immune system, in the event of seasonal or environmental threats to keep us fit and healthy to care for our baby.
Essential oils can be used throughout your pregnancy. There are three methods of use that support our overall health:
They can be applied topically to the soles of your feet to enter the bloodstream within just a few seconds or applied direct to the part of the body they are needed for.
Used aromatically, simply by taking the lid off and taking a deep breath from the bottle, a drop on a tissue or diffusing in an ultrasonic diffuser (They work by breaking the Essential Oil particles down into micro- molecules & then diffusing them into the air). Ultrasonic diffusers use only cold water and essential oils and remain cool during operation which means they are safe to have around the kids.
Taken internally, the oils can be used in cooking, in your water (still or sparkling) or as a supplement in a veggie capsule (as long as they are CPTG essential oils).
Essential oils are very effective for most ailments and perfectly safe and beneficial in pregnancy, labour, birth and the postpartum period. Of course, as like any drug/ product you use on your body it’s all about common sense and using your intuition.
doTERRA doesn’t only have essential oils but a long range of CPTG products (beauty, supplements, household cleaners to laundry wash) to use on yourself and around your home to create a low tox household!
To cap it all off...Here are a few of my top oils!
Pregnancy- Peppermint, grapefruit, frankincense, lavender, wild orange, ylang ylang, tea tree, ginger, cypress
Labour- helichrysum, basil, black pepper, lavender, clary sage (only once contractions have commenced), frankincense
Postpartum- frankincense, lavender, myrrh, geranium
I truly hope you have enjoyed this article and consider the option of natural health for natural healing! Essential oils will help empower you on your journey!
If you would like to know more about Essential oils for fertility, pregnancy, birth and post-partum, I would love to talk with you! I host workshops to empower women (and their partners) during this amazing journey of their life.
Contact me on Rebecca_maggiora@live.com or 0409 973 957 to book your workshop or chat more. I am so excited to share more about the oils I use to support me through this wonderful time.
As a special gift, I would love to offer you a beautiful take home pack to anyone that would like to host a workshop and a few little goodies for anyone that attends!
Essential oils for Pregnancy, Birth and Babies- Stephanie Fritz doTERRA University