Aromatherapy for birth
Aromatherapy is an ancient and effective holistic practice that has been taking place for centuries when it comes to pregnancy and childbirth. Oils are taken from a variety of plants, herbs, flowers, trees and fruits, with each oil holding different properties. These oils are highly concentrated and contain therapeutic chemicals.
Using aromatherapy for birth is a technique that can work alongside other coping strategies to help promote calm, reduce nausea or provide a boost of energy. Scent can trigger memory receptors in the brain, which can invoke a pleasurable or difficult memory depending on the scent. Using calming and familiar scents in labour and birth can therefore boost your ability to remain calm.
Researchers think that aromatherapy might work by exposing the limbic system in your brain to molecules that stimulate that system. The limbic system is the part of the brain that’s responsible for emotions and memories. By stimulating that part of the brain, it’s thought that the aromatherapy may decrease anxiety and tension which would then lead to a decrease in pain perception.
We know from using hypnobirthing techniques in our Daisy Birthing or Parent classes that remaining calm reduces tension, which then inhibits the body’s production of adrenaline, relaxing muscles and allowing the conscious brain to switch off. This in turn allows the labour and birth hormones to work effectively. Aromatherapy can help with reducing tension and remaining calm, thus allowing your body to do the work that it needs to with less restriction.
This aromatherapy for birth guide includes:
- The top 8 essential oils to use in pregnancy and birth
- Learn the benefits of each oil:
- Clary sage
- Understand particular cautions for using essential oils
- Know which essential oils to avoid during pregnancy
- Get usage tips – learn what to do with the essential oils
- Get usage tips – understand the importance of practice, regular exposure to your chosen scents
Who is this aromatherapy for birth guide suitable for?
This aromatherapy for birth download is suitable for all pregnant people and their birth companions.
Consider this download with a 1-2-1 session with me to go through all your options and discuss anything concerning you. Book here
This aromatherapy for birth download is the perfect accompaniment to our birth planning workshop, or another of our antenatal courses. This will give you a guide to start confidently preparing for your upcoming birth journey and using alternative methods to medical pain relief options.
Even if you planning a caesarean, there are so many benefits to using aromatherapy to reduce anxiety and promote relaxation and clam.
Postnatal recovery can also be positively impacted by using aromatherapy blends in different ways. It can boost confidence and aid rest and relaxation.
Aromatherapy for birth download details
Purchase of 1 copy of the CubCare aromatherapy for birth download. Click the link in the email to download straight to your device.
Once you have received the guide, take a read and consider purchasing your favourite sounding essential oils to create your own blends. Or contact me to create your own aromatherapy blend.
You will receive free access to our Pregnancy and Birth Facebook group too where you can access a range of additional advice and guidance.
Feel free to send me an email email@example.com to discuss any questions or issues.