Using essential oils safety during pregnancy, breastfeeding. This doubt prevails in many pregnant woman, because they like to enjoy the benefits of the best essential oils during pregnancy but at the same time, are concerned if it is safe to use these oils and which oil to use. Where breastfeeding is concerned, exposure in breast milk to the majority of essential oils constituents is minute, less than 1% of the maternal dose 5. Essential oils in aromatherapy can be very powerful and can have very serious effects on the body. This oil is also helpful in relieving the pain felt during labor and also strengthens the contractions in the most natural way. As stress is the primary cause of premature births, this is. The pregnancy book by jennie supper jennie is a state registered nurse and a qualified aromatherapist with a wealth of practical experience from her 25 years as a community midwife. Learn more about which essential oils are safe to use during pregnancy. Rather, theyre inhaled or diluted into a solution and used topically, whether its a spot treatment or bath soak. With help from your doctor, essential oils can be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding to help support a healthy body and healthy baby. When were talking about this precious and delicate time in our lives, we want to be conservative using these very natural yet powerful healing oils. Aroma lamps, light bulb rings or fan diffusers can be used with essential oils.
During pregnancy, many women are more cautious than normal about what we put into our bodies. The complete book of essential oils for mama and baby. If you are considering natural birth, i highly encourage these books. Essential oils are becoming more and more popular for use in pregnancy, birth, and early babyhood. The role of essential oils in pregnancy amrita blog. Now, is it safe to use these essential oils when pregnant. I hear you mamaits day 5, youre home from the hospital, your mom just left to head back home, your hubby had to go into work for a few hours and youre home alone with 2 other small kiddos and your new baby. Aromatherapy oils in pregnancy your needtoknow guide. For most women, many essential oils are an appropriate and safe option during pregnancy.
Using essential oils during pregnancy one good thing by. Using aromatherapy in labour royal berkshire hospital. If theres only one essential oil that you could choose to use in pregnancy, it should be peppermint essential oil because its a true allrounder that can. Do use a smaller amount of the essential oils, even when opting for a safer oil, during pregnancy. Ingesting essential oils in pregnancy and birth is not recommended for safety reasons. It is such a beautiful and rewarding time in a womans life.
Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the complete book of essential oils for mama and baby. We personally assess every book s quality and offer rare, outofprint treasures. Safe and natural remedies for pregnancy, birth, and children anthis, christina, clark, demetria on. Top 150 list of essential oils with free cheat sheet. This essential oil is said to make you feel joyous, calm and uplifted. I get a lot of emails from people asking about what essential oils are useful and can be used safely during pregnancy. This means that infants who are breastfeeding obtain the fatty acids from their mothers diet, mainly from fish oil and ocean fish. The warm water helps your skin to absorb the oils, and the steam will help you to breathe. Known for promoting circulation, any essential oils with labels saying moving oil should be avoided due to their ability to promote preterm contractions and labor. Pregnancy 12% 12 drops per tsp labor 3% 3 drops per tsp postpartum 23% 23 drops per tsp. Essential oils for maternity, 3rd edition english 14,95. When using essential oils during pregnancy, it is important to keep the following things in mind. There are some divided ideas on the dangers of certain essential oils used in aromatherapy during pregnancy, but since this time should be a time to enjoy and to prepare for the upcoming birth of your child, it would be wise to rather give some essential oils a miss.
The pregnancy book, aromatherapy books quinessence. Oct 21, 2016 while there are many essential oils that must be restricted or avoided during pregnancy, fortunately for us, peppermint oil is on the list of safe essential oils to use during pregnancy. Essential oils for pregnancy, birth, and babies, by. The best essential oils for pregnancy and childbirth. Using essential oils during pregnancy is safe as long as you practice extreme caution. Pregnancy thrombophilia the unsuspected risk, edited by petar ivanov 7 chapters online reading only view download managing complications in pregnancy and childbirth.
Aromatherapy draws on the healing power of plants with the use of essential oils to enhance physical and mental wellbeing. When used as a topical application, massage oils or other skincare products are absorbed through the skin. This post is everything you need to know about essential oils for pregnancy, labor and postpartum care. Youll learn to harness the healing properties of essential oils in baths, room sprays, salves and balms, inhalers, massage oils, and more. Chamomile oil pregnancy known for being a natural sleep aid, chamomile essential oil s benefits can safely be harnessed during pregnancy.
Essential oils for pregnancy, birth, and babies 2nd edition english. The following are the 7 essential oils to induce labor naturally. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Essential oils are the pure essence of flowers, tree, and plants and are quite powerful. Using essential oils during pregnancy one good thing by jillee.
But i have to say, my first pregnancy was one of the easiest and most enjoyable experiences of my life and i credit young living essential oils for allowing it to be that way. Actually, there are some essential oils to keep in mind to use less of during pregnancy and childbirth listed below, but for the most part, many essential oils are safe during pregnancy as long as the dosage is kept in a moderate amount. Essential oils can help reduce stress and anxiety and other discomforts. Pregnancy and the use of essential oils in aromatherapy. By breathing in essential oils mix four drops of essential oil with a teaspoon of base oil, and add the mixture to an oil burner or a vapouriser. Seven essential oils for birth naturally combat the tension. Essential oils to induce labor naturally pregnancy zone. While many pharmaceutical drugs cannot be taken during pregnancy or by infants, many essential oils are highly effective and safe for maternal and infant ailments. Essential oils can play an important role in pregnancy, but care has to be taken in their use as some essential oils are not recommended during pregnancy. I recommend 12 drops of essential oil per teaspoon of carrier oil for topical application. How to use essential oils during pregnancy doterra essential oils. These particular fatty acids include docosahexaenoic acid dha and are said to be essential because the human body is not efficient in producing them. In most cases, it is best to use essential oils topically andor aromatically during. There is no proof that any essential oil has the pharmacological action to increase a mothers milk production.
Oct 19, 2012 the following are some of the many pregnancy and natural birth books that i read that were instrumental to me in making my 26hour natural labor an experience i look back on fondly. The oils may be massaged into the skin, in a bath or inhaled using a steam infusion or burner. In this book you will find essential oil recommendations for common con. The aim of this study is to clarify the physical and psychologic effects of inhalation aromatherapy on pregnant women. A pregnant woman goes through a lot back pain, nausea, vomiting, etc. We address all of these frequently asked questions and more in todays blog article. By adding essential oils to your bath having a warm bath is an especially good way to use aromatherapy oils.
In this book you will find essential oil recommendations for common conditions with pregnancy, childbirth, and infant care. Safe and natural remedies for pregnancy, birth, and children. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. I was hoping to have a book grounded with research and evidence for the safety and efficacy of essential oils in pregnancy and with babies, but i was disappointed. The must have essential oils for pregnancy and birth baby. Research is getting more and more accessible, and the use of oils is becoming more common including among pregnant women.
There are also essential oils that should be restricted during pregnancy and lactation. You can reduce the risks associated with aromatherapy during pregnancy by opting to use oils as a room fragrance rather than on the skin. Essential oils for pregnancy, childbirth, babies, and. Your body is undertaking the most incredible job, creating another life. Many may wonder is rosemary oil safe during pregnancy as it is believed to increase blood pressure. You can reach a teratogen information specialist by calling 8666266847 or by visiting chris colon is a certified genetic counselor based in tucson, arizona and proud mother of two. The essential oils listed to avoid during pregnancy or lactation are referenced from the book essential oil safety by robert tisserand and rodney young tisserand and young pg. Essential oils for pregnancy or any other situation arent meant to be ingested. To refrain from enjoying its benefits because of misguided myths that it can cause an abortion, is absolutely absurd. Dilution is also recommended for essential oil use during pregnancy.
This is because there is very little research about essential oil use in pregnancy. Essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts that are added to whats called a base or carrier oil, such as almond or grapeseed, and massaged over the body. Essential oils can also clear your mind, help you concentrate and even aid in decisionmaking. Essential oils in pregnancy which essential oils are. Essential oils with high linalool and linalyl acetate content that may be used during pregnancy were selected and among these, and. Pregnancy 12% 12 drops per tsp labor 3% 3 drops per tsp postpartum 23% 23. Mix 1 drop of ginger essential oil and orange essential oil with 2 tbsp. The must have essential oils for pregnancy and birth. Essential oils for pregnancy, birth, and babies, by stephanie. Safe and natural remedies for pregnancy, birth, and children kindle edition by anthis, christina, clark, demetria. The only way to really evaluate essential oil advice is to put it to use and see how you respond. Safe for use after 12weeks, lavender is a great oil to feel serene, relaxed and balanced. Physical and psychologic effects of aromatherapy inhalation. This is another great reason for the importance of essential oil dilution.
Institute for complementary and natural medicine to make sure that. While essential oils are known for easing anxiety and promoting healing, its important to approach them with caution during pregnancy. Only use essential oils under the supervision of your physician. The main point about essential oils for pregnancy is this. You hear about it all the roller coaster of horrors that can overtake a pregnant womans body for 40 weeks. Thriftbooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices. While there are many essential oils that must be restricted or avoided during pregnancy, fortunately for us, peppermint oil is on the list of safe essential oils to use during pregnancy. In this presentation, you will learn about doterra products commonly used during pregnancy. Orange essential oil has been praised as being an uplifting and joyinducing essential oil, which can combat those days of pregnancy blues that women sometimes suffer while going through the stressful time of pregnancy. Essential oils can be a great tool to use on this journey. Mothertobaby is available to help provide information for questions on the use of essential oils during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Home page aromatherapy books most popular essential oil and aromatherapy books. Again, do your own research and use essential oils at your own risk.
This list ranks the 30 aromatherapy books that have been purchased most often via over the past year by aromaweb visitors. For this reason, it is recommended that you do not use rosemary essential oil during pregnancy. Essential oils can be a great alternative to chemicals and medicines that should be. With the complete book of essential oils for mama and baby, you can create safe and affordable treatments for common conditions during pregnancy, delivery, postpartum, infancy, and early childhood. Safe and natural remedies for pregnancy, birth, and children by christina anthis and demetria clark aug 22, 2017 4. Oils that can cause contractions are a definite nonoand that includes cinnamon, clove, rosemary, and clary sage. Jan 12, 2014 i get a lot of emails from people asking about what essential oils are useful and can be used safely during pregnancy. Below you will find information on using essential oils for pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and beyond. While there are some oils youll want to avoid during pregnancy more on this in a bit for the most part and when using the right kind of oils essential oil can be an important part of a healthy pregnancy.
I referred to it daily during my last pregnancy and made. Pregnancy causes a number of physiological adaptations that differ slightly in every pregnancy. When using rosemary essential oil, pregnancy contractions can be induced which is not safe. One of the most effective labor inducing oil is jasmine oil. Essential oils for pregnancy, labor and postpartum are a natural way to care for your body during this important time. The following are some of the many pregnancy and natural birth books that i read that were instrumental to me in making my 26hour natural labor an experience i look back on fondly. Mixed with a base oil, essential oils can also be added to bath water for a relaxing soak in the tub. As we have seen above, the many forms of frankincense essential oil, extract, and resin are widely used across the world and there is a growing body of research supporting its use in pregnant women. A guide for midwives and doctors by who, united nations population fund, unicef, the world bank arabic, english, french, indonesian, italian, russian, spanish pdf. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. As stress is the primary cause of premature births, this is a critical issue. Best pregnancy books for expectant parents that prepare you for. Apr 30, 2018 essential oils are becoming more and more popular for use in pregnancy, birth, and early babyhood. The pain of labour can be intense, with tension, fear and anxiety making it worse.368 440 808 348 1344 1051 226 1190 595 1102 1477 890 956 1262 704 597 850 174 1432 1204 389 1356 25 1628 1242 230 27 492 1307 453 286 1135 1643 1113 868 1260 566 1456 823 210 778