If you are about to have a child, you might find that there are a lot of things on your mind. For example, ensuring that you have all the right things and are set up perfectly to have a child is an important aspect of your preparation. However, have you considered the fact that you are going to be going through a lot of stress during childbirth? Your body is going to go through a very difficult process and pushing a child through a small opening will not be easy. That being said, there are a lot of ways that essential oils can help during your pregnancy as well as during your labor process. Even if you have had children before, each time you go into labor is different, so making preparations based on some of the things that you have used in the past may not be the best choice. If you plan to use essential oils to ease your labor or make your pregnancy easier to handle, then you need to keep a few key things in mind. Here are some of the things that you need to do to ensure that your labor is as easy as it can be and that essential oils are a help and not a hindrance in this regard:
- Use a personal aromatherapy nebulizer during labor. This is important because your sense of smell is heightened during labor and if you bring essential oils that end up being repulsive to you during your labor, then you need to have a way to cap the scent and make it easier to deal with. You should use about 10 to 15 drops of your mixed scent or specific essential oil on each nebulizer to provide enough smell for your needs. The main reason to work with an aromatherapy nebulizer instead of an oil diffuser for the whole room is that you have control over the scent in the event that you change your mind.
- Bring lots of essential oils with you. Again, with a heightened sense of smell during the labor process, you might not be one hundred percent sure of what makes sense at any given time. This is why you need to give yourself lots of options so you are not stuck with an essential oil smell that becomes repulsive to you at the time of labor.
- Bring massage oil infused with essential oils for massage for your feet, back, or shoulders during the beginning of labor. This will help you feel better throughout the beginning of labor so that you are at least as comfortable as possible at this time.
- Create a room mist from essential oils. This is a great alternative to an oil diffuser as it will help you create a positive and calming environment without becoming overwhelming. You can also spray this mist on the bed linens in your birthing suite.
No matter if you choose to work with a mist or an aromatherapy nebulizer during labor, be sure to bring essential oils such as lavender grapefruit, roman chamomile, and others that are positive and uplifting!