Essential Oils That Are Beneficial In Pregnancy or Postpartum

Essential oils are often used in aromatherapy, a form of alternative medicine that employs plant extracts to support health and well-being.  For thousands of years, many people from various countries have understood the natural goodness of these essential oils and used them as methods of holistic treatment for many ailments.

In fact, there is a deep connection between aromatherapy oils and pregnancy. For instance, using lavender, or chamomile oil during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy can help the would-be mummy relax.

If you’re a pregnant mom and reading this article, you might want to know that, which essential oils can be useful during your pregnancy.

Here’s a list of pregnancy-friendly essential oils for your help:

  • Just a dab of peppermint essential oil during pregnancy, (rich in minerals, vitamins and Omega-3 Fatty Acids) on your wrist can give you a lot of health benefits. To begin with, it helps in the digestion of your food, reduces headache and relieves you from stuffy nose. 
  • Sniffing lavender, chamomile, cardamom, ginger and peppermint essential oil from a bottle or from a drop or two on a cotton ball, can help alleviate morning sickness and nausea.
  • Prepare a mixture of pregnancy massage oil by adding 8 to 12 drops of essential oil like tea tree, cypress, geranium, lavender, ginger, rosewood, and Frankincense into jojoba or almond oil or aloe vera gel. Apply them on your body to keep the pregnancy discomforts like muscles aches, swelling, irritation and sleep disruptions at bay.
  • Using Lavender oil, particularly, ensures that you do not suffer from the problem of stretch marks and that your skin remains elastic, soft and supple.
  • Calendula oil has regenerative powers. Even minor rashes, infections or sunburns on the skin during pregnancy can be treated.
  • Feeling low, irritable, anxious or moody is yet another pregnancy symptom. Using Bergamot oil, and Neroli Oil (derived from a group of citrus fruits) can help you feel positive.

Well! After passing through these strenuous nine long months, when you’ve have delivered your baby, you might not be comfortable with your postpartum body, with breastfeeding issues and post-natal physical and psychological fatigue.

We’re sure you have incurred enough benefits during your pregnancy, from these oils. Using the same body massage oils during pregnancy will also be able to support you postnatally if you’re not feeling comfortable with your postpartum body.

However, taking the doctor’s advice before using them, would be a great idea.

While you take care of yourself during your pregnancy and postpartum, don’t forget to register for cord blood banking to protect your baby’s and your family’s healthy future.

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