This is my new favorite topic.
I was pregnant from August 2008 and gave birth to a healthy baby girl
May 2009. Prior to being pregnant I was an avid profuse oil user, both
topically and taking capsules internally. What I found that helped
during pregnancy the most was:
1. Ningxia Red – 2 – 4 ounces a day
2. Power Meal – I lost my appetite while pregnant and this was easy to
get down and highly nutritious
3. Multigreens – I took 2 capsules a day, although in Mary Young's
protocol for type O blood I think she was taking 8 capsules a day.
4. I used all of YL's personal care products – soap, toothpaste,
5. Lavender Lavender Lavender! I used Lavender oil topically over
abdomen first to shrink uterine fibroids, then to calm early contractions
and third to help reduce possibility of stretch marks
6. At month six I also used YL's Tender Tush on abdomen to reduce
stretch marks (I have no stretch marks)
7. I used Thieves oil on bottom of feet, over pancreas and tummy area
daily. My Chinese practitioner said my tummy was `cold' and picked
Thieves oil as a warming oil blend.
8. I used Citrus Fresh in water daily after gallbladder issues started
around week 24.
9. I stopped using RutaVaLa because of what I read regarding Ruta.
Also, this oil was not available when Mary was pregnant so there
wasn't any comments regarding this oil. I do remember hearing Gary
say that Mary used all oils during her pregnancy, did not avoid any
including Clary Sage.
10. During labor, I used clary sage on ankles and 4-6 drops in a
capsule when I was 5 cm which I believe helped move labor along so
that I went from 5 cm to 10 and complete in 35 minutes.
HYPNOBABIES! This is an awesome program that is easy to use and
provides multiple tools to use for a comfortable easy childbirth
experience. I did the at-home study program starting around
week #30. If you visit www.hypnobabies.com, somewhere on their site
there used to be a sample track called Relax. I highly recommend this
program and wouldn't think of giving birth without these tools. How
many people do you talk to that said their labor was easy?
Comfortable? Manageable? Between clary sage oil and hypnobabies
program and my doula, it all went so well I would most excitedly want
to experience that again – it was powerful and the most amazing night
of my life.
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Hello Amy and Ara -
I love the simple usefulness of the book,
Gentle Babies, by Debra Raybern.
(book information below this post)
The Ningxia Red is awesome pregnancy nutrition, so are the daily
nutritional packs with Omega Blues, and the color coded vitamins
and minerals and probiotics. One of my client's has a little one who
also LOVES NR - if he sees one of the packets, it is HIS, and you
have to help him milk every last drop out of it - even before he was
one year old. Is it Leanne who tells the story of the baby with some
severe disease/nutritional deficiency which cleared with it?
There is much info on perinatal in my oh dear 12 year old copy of
Connie and Alan Higley's Reference guide for Essential oils
(at AbundantHealth4u.com website, also can purchase
the book Gentle Babies here).
Blessings are for sure using these wonderful gifts of Ma Nature!
Ysha Oakes, D.Ayur
Postpartum AyurDoula Care/Aromatherapy
Gentle Babies: Essential Oils and Natural Remedies for
Pregnancy, Childbirth and Infant Care (GB)
by Debra Raybern, ND, MH, CNC, ICA
With the publication of Gentle Babies we now have
a book to recommend without reservation to expectant mothers
and families with young children everywhere.
The author, Debra Raybern, is the prefect person to write such
a book. Debra is a has a successful family practice in naturopathy, aromatherapy, and
herbal medicine through which she has acquired years of direct
experience which she generously shares in her book.
Packed with valuable, practical, how-to-do-it information, this
unique reference is destined to become a "Bible" for parents
who want their families to get healthy and stay healthy. Every
expectant mom and home with children should have this book.
103 pages, paperback, 5.5x8.5, Indexed, ISBN: 978-0-9816954-0-2