Updated: Aug 8, 2019
We have so many sweet mamas in our oil community here and several questions coming in about pregnancy and oils!
Using Supplements & Oils during Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum (Based off the class taught by Dr. Cindy Haggerton)
Hydration is a big step in maintaining a healthy pregnancy! Drink plenty of liquids throughout your entire pregnancy and while you are nursing.
Before taking an oil internally, smell it to prevent adverse effects. Next, try applying the oil to the skin with a carrier oil. 1 tsp of carrier oil for every 1 drop of oil.
Drink plenty of Ningxia Red throughout pregnancy and have on hand for labor and nursing
Preterm labor - examine emotional needs and endocrine system support Constant stress plays a role in labor and delivery. Use Endoflex on the neck, lower back and base of ribs for stress support. Can be used throughout entire pregnancy. Nutmeg, myrtle, myrrh and cedarwood can also be used for adrenal support.
Magnesium should be taken during pregnancy for circulatory support. SuperCal provides calcium and magnesium.
Avoid Jazmine before birth, but is helpful for placenta release
Basil and Fennel, start after baby is born and clean off breasts before nursing
To ensure mother is getting enough protein, 1-2 scoops of Pure Protein is recommended every day through pregnancy and postpartum recovery.
Recommended supplements for prenatal care: 2-6 ounces of Ningxia Red, Multigreens, Life 5 (probiotic) and OmegaGize (omega 3) daily
+Peppermint - energizing, great to diffuse while in labor, supports normal body temperature, use in toilet to urinate after giving birth. *Can decrease milk supply +Lavender - use during pre-labor and for emotional support. Soothing to the stomach during contractions. Has a calming effect. +Lemon - uplifting and energizing emotionally +Frankincense - great for both emotional and skin support - can use on baby after birth for umbilical cord and on top of the head +Cedarwood & Cypress - emotional support during labor and delivery +Copaiba - use for muscle support, and can be applied to skin immediately after cut or tearing +Claraderm - use on perineal area before and after childbirth +DiGize - supports proper digestion during pregnancy +Thieves - immune support, apply to bottom of feet *Thieves cough drops are great to suck on while in labor +RC - respiratory support, is energizing and can help prevent with exhaustion +PanAway - great for muscle support and massage +Purification - cleansing and immune support. Bring a bottle to spray in room after birth and use in bathroom. +Stress Away - supports healthy blood pressure levels - great to diffuse during labor +Citrus oils - liver support +Lemongrass - soft tissue support +Valor - supports proper alignment, use during labor on hips +Release, Surrender and Clarity are great blends to use for emotional support during pregnancy and labor +Animal Scents & Rose ointment - supports nipple and breast tissue +Melrose - skin support, can be combined with a carrier oil to support the skin during a rash +Ortho Ease massage oil - supports circulation +Gentle Baby - skin support
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Here are a couple of additional resources when it comes to finding oils to use safely during pregnancy.