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Old 07-14-2006, 02:45 PM   #2
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Re: Aromatherapy in labor

I was all about lavendar in labor. I had a neckroll w/ a microwaveable insert that had lavendar and buckwheat in it, which DH would run to the microwave every now and then. I had it on my lower back most of the time (awful back labor!) and behind my neck near the end. My doula tried rubbing a lavendar lotion I mixed up onto me, but I ended up not wanting to be touched. I put some lavendar EO onto a swatch of fabric and smelled it as I was doing my breathing (to the beat of classical lullabies on my iPod). I think I have a pic. w/ the little pillow somewhere:

I also showered w/ some orange blossom EO-infused body wash to try to renew my energy, but I don't remember smelling it at all...
Erika--Cloth Diapering (again!), Extended Breastfeeding, Babywearing, Signing and Delayed/Selective Vaxxing Mama to 7y/o Ramie, 4 y/o Reese and newbie Sebastian
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