Pregnancy Health

pregnancy health This week we’ve been talking about some of the essential oils that are safe to use during pregnancy and how they can lift spirits, relieve tension and more. I want to share with you a few of my favorite blends and methods. Before I get started, though, please know these are only based on my personal experience. This isn’t, in any way, an attempt to give or share medical advice. Always exercise caution and follow your heart for your own pregnancy needs. Having six children, my experience with my first four was completely different than with my last two because of using essential oils and having safe options to use for all the various stages of pregnancy, birth and beyond. For nausea, I used peppermint beadlets. In prior pregnancies, I was put on a prescription that had all sorts of side effects, but these beadlets worked really well to keep my nausea under control. I could just take one any time I started to feel sick and it worked within seconds. For backaches during my second trimester, I had great success with soothing blend, Lavender, Rosemary and Orange. I could use them individually or a combination by having them massaged with a carrier oil, like coconut oil, into my back. For fatigue, I used Invigorating Blend, Joyful Blend, Wild Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit and Peppermint. I placed 1-2 drops in the palm of my hand, rubbed them together and inhaled deeply for a quick pick-me-up. During one pregnancy, I had won a cruise with my company and knew I may have issues with swelling on the flight and indeed I did. My legs swelled up so badly, For fluid retention, circulation is key to maintaining a balance of fluid. I was careful to increase my protein and water intake. I also added lemon essential oil in my water and mixed up a roller blend that I used on my feet and ankles. I used Invigorating Blend, Cypress, Lavender, Ginger and Lemon. That really helped to reduce this swelling and allowed me to enjoy the trip a whole lot more. During the long weeks of the third trimester, I used Calming Blend or Lavender on the bottoms of my feet at night to help me sleep better. It could also be diffused into your room. Once pregnancy ended, I was handed a brand new sweet baby. I continued to rely on essential oils for postpartum care and with my infant. It gave me great comfort to have so many amazing tools at my fingertips. I hope these ideas will be of help to you or anyone in your life experiencing the joy and difficulties of pregnancy. And for several of these solutions, you can use them even if you aren’t pregnant! They are great blends for tired muscles, water retention and more. I would love to share with you more on this topic and see how these oils can bless your life. Click HERE if you would like me to contact you with more information or if you would like information on the high quality oils and products I use.  

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