Studies have found higher comfort and satisfaction when people use aromatherapy during labour. Some essential oils may help decreasing nausea and vomiting. In one large study, more than 50% of mothers rated aromatherapy as helpful for coping with labour and birth. In general, aromatherapy may promote relaxation, ease anxiety, and promote greater satisfaction with your labour and childbirth experience. Currently, there aren’t any research studies showing any harm occurring to mothers and babies who used aromatherapy during labour and childbirth. However, essential oils used for aromatherapy have the potential to cause allergic reactions and skin irritation.
You (and your birth partner) can now learn about aromatherapy for labour and birth.
This course covers the different benefits and when to use / not to use the following essential oils:
- Clary Sage
- Peppermint / Spearmint
It also covers 7 different ways of using aromatherapy during childbirth both by yourself or with a birth partner. One of these uses is massage and you’ll learn some basic massage techniques including self-massage.
The course includes a consultation prior to the course to enable me to create a personalised mix for your situation. It also includes a 10ml bottle of your personal massage oil mix and a booklet.
This 1-2-1* course is £75 (incl. one birth partner). Additional birth partners may join for £10 per person. You can book this course to be held at my home in Bingham or in the comfort of your own home.
* group sessions coming soon!
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To find out more about aromatherapy for labour and childbirth check out Evidence Based Birth’s blog here.