Useful birthing recipes

I have always intended for a vaginal birth without the use of medication or painkillers. As a first time mum to be, I do not have prior experience in the labour ward and most of what I have are imagination pieced together by friends’ sharing and online readings. I was pretty nervous when I was in the third trimester. So many unpredictable things can happen at labour! One thing I know with certain… my oils can support me in unlocking milestones, just as they had always done.


 

These are some useful recipes which you can use from your third trimester all the way to the birth of the baby 🙂

PREPARATION

Perineum Massage Oil
*To soften to the area so as to reduce perineal trauma at birth
Apply on perineal and to be used for perineum massage

  • V6 Complex – 1 oz / 30ml
  • Geranium – 8 drops
  • Lavender – 5 drops
  • At week 37, add Fennel – 5 drops into the mixture

 

LABOUR & BIRTH

Brief your husband or birth partner what you want them to do while in the labour ward. When the contractions are strong and regular, you won’t be able to give clear instructions!

Labour Ward
Bring along: Ultrasonic Diffuser & Portable Speakers
Choose your favourite oil to diffuse! For me, I’ve chosen Joy Essential Oil.

Music helps to relax the body when it is in labour. Bring your own music device loaded with your preferred playlist and speakers.

RockstarPapasan had been briefed to set up the diffuser and the music while I focus on the birth process.

Stages of labour and birth with the support of Essential Oils
To speed up or to promote contractions, Clary Sage is the oil that came highly recommended. But it did nothing for me! That’s what I love about the oils… We are not working with medicines, and everyone of us responds to the plants differently.

Something I haven’t tried but this recipe came in various literature:

Labour Blend
Premix this blend when packing for your hospital bag.
Apply this blend only after labour had started.

  • 5 drops Ylang Ylang
  • 4 drops Helichrysum
  • 2 drops Fennel
  • 2 drops Peppermint
  • 2 drops Clary Sage

 

I’ve used the following Pain Management blend and this is one I would strongly recommend for you to use to help you cope with the intensity of the contractions.

Pain Management Blend
Premix this blend in an empty glass bottle.

  • 20 drops Frankincense
  • 20 drops Idaho Balsam Fir
  • 20 drops Copaiba
  • Top up the bottle with V6 complex

 

POST-BIRTH

For soreness
Soreness in the vagina and the area between it and the anus (perineum) is common after delivery. Apply to areas of discomfort. I apply this to my lower back too.

Sore Blend

  • V6 Complex – 1 oz / 30ml
  • Geranium – 5 drops
  • Lavender – 5 drops
  • Cypress – 2 drops
  • Frankincense – 2 drops

DIY Sitz Bath

After a vaginal birth, a woman is likely to experience sore vaginal tissues which may be aggravated by a swollen perineum,  a tear, an episiotomy, and/or hemorrhoids. A sitz bath can help to relieve the discomfort and promote recovery!

  • Get a sitz bath tub which is available in the pharmacy or the hospital
  • 1/4 cup Epsom Salt + 8-10 drops of Sore Blend

For episiotomy / tearing

Claraderm

This is a gentle blend of Lavender, Frankincense, and other essential oils that aim to promote healing for all skin related issues and wounds.

claraderm

I used the antiseptic spray which my doctor prescribed to me for my episiotomy. It stung me very badly and I was feeling so uncomfortable! The alcohol from the antiseptic spray on my wound was really painful, and I cringed when I have to administer the spray myself. I had read about Claraderm and decided to give it a try. I WAS BLOWN AWAY. The only thing I regretted was not using the Claraderm much earlier! There was no biting pain from Claraderm and I could actually feel my skin healing from inside out.

~ Mummy Jolene ~

 

 

For a healthy post delivery womb
Apply to womb area after giving birth. If a Ceasaran has been performed, apply after the stitches have healed. Choose from the following recipes:

Recipe Possible Benefits Ingredients
1 May balance hormones, tone uterus and give health to ovaries.
  • V6 Complex – 1 oz / 30ml
  • 10 drops Geranium
  • 10 drops Lavender
2 Assist in dissolving scars and to improve unsightly marks.
  • V6 Complex – 1 oz / 30ml
  • 10 drops Frankincense
  • 15 drops Helichrysum
3 May help to rebuild and strengthen skin and tissue.
  • V6 Complex – 1 oz / 30ml
  • 5 drops Cistus
  • 10 drops Frankincense

 

 

If you are interested in having a healthy birth experience and post-partum recovery with essential oils, click here for a free consultation and sample!

 

 

 

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