I’ve talked to several people and have heard many people say different things about using essential oils during pregnancy. I tend to be of the same opinion as Dr. Hill in regards to using essential oils during pregnancy. But that said, I always test things out and develop what I know to be true.
The mere fact that women are more in tune with what’s going on with their bodies before, during and afterward tells me that using them would be ok and even suggested.
Think about the amazing results everyone gets with oils when dealing with symptoms. Not to diminish a pregnancy, but essentially, a pregnancy is a symptom that ends with a newborn child being added to your family.
With pregnancies being directed towards the C-section birth, it’s important to have a healthy pregnancy – and that would be a bonus to know which oils affect you during your pregnancy, such as Lavender to calm the baby (kicking). Geranium, Ylang Ylang, Grapefruit, and Roman Chamomile just to name a few.
There are other products to use during a pregnancy that will help immensely to aid in healthy cellular growth for both the mother and baby. Alpha CRS+, xEO Mega, Microplex VMz are all able to support cellular health and body function.
During the first pregnancy, the breasts will enlarge, change color, and also will leak colostrum, which is the first milk the body makes in preparation for the developing baby. Oils to use are lavender (soothing), geranium (soothing), Roman chamomile (sore nipples), fennel (tones).
Oils that you should use would be Lavender to stimulate circulation, calming effect and antiseptic. Clary Sage and Balance are some additional oils to use to add to lavender.
To Avoid Episiotomy:
Use Geranium topically by adding 5-10 drops to 1/2 tsp of any carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil, olive oil) and massage perineum.
Use Clary sage (apply 1-3 drops around the ankles to help tone uterus)
Place one drop of frankincense on the crown of the babies head as well as 1 drop of myrrh on the umbilical cord and navel. Also, place 1 drop of Balance on feet and spine – all topically placed.
use lavender on the stomach
Use Helichrysum on the lower back (1-3 drops)
High Blood Pressure:
oils to use: ylang-ylang, eucalyptus, lavender, clove, Clary sage, lemon
oils to use: Clary Sage on ankles or on the abdomen. You may also use fennel
Oils to use: lavender & geranium on abdomen, ankles or bottoms of feet.
Lactation (Milk Production)
oils to use clary sage (start), fennel or basil (increase), peppermint (decrease), whisper (contains jasmine that could decrease). Do not use fennel longer than 10 days.
Mastitis (Breast Infection)
Oils to use: Lavender, Citrus Bliss (combined with Lavender)
Oils to Use: frankincense, grapefruit, geranium, lavender, Roman chamomile.
Oils to use: Ginger, Peppermint
Oil to use: Basil (to help retain)
Oils to use: Elevation, Lemon, Lavender, Frankincense, Clary Sage, Geranium, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Balance, Myrrh, Orange.
These oils are listed in order of use from probable better use to alternative use.
Use Cypress on bottoms of feet and abdomen. (1-2 drops)
When you use oils from DoTERRA during and after your pregnancy, send us a testimonial and I will feature you on the blog.