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Old 07-14-2006, 12:38 PM   #1
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Aromatherapy in labor

I have been planning to use aromatherapy in my labor...but haven't exactly gotten around to researching it yet. Now that the EO swap is open I need to kick this into high gear.

I'm sure some mamas here have done this...what can you recommend? And EO suggestions, recipes, and resources are very much welcomed.



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Old 07-14-2006, 01:45 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...
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Old 07-17-2006, 12:39 AM   #3
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Re: Aromatherapy in labor

My midwife said that if I got sick to my stomach, they would use spearmint or peppermint oils to ease the queasieness. I didn't need it though.
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Old 07-17-2006, 07:51 AM   #4
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Lavendar! I used it in my bath when in active labor, used it on my pillow to lay down with and such.
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Old 07-17-2006, 09:23 AM   #5
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Re: Aromatherapy in labor

again another one with lavendar...we used it on a warm wet washcloth that my doula either fanned me with or laid it next to my head. i've also heard of chamomile being effective.
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Yes, I'm trying out the cloth again. Maybe I should stick with it this time.
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