Birth

This is the event you have waited nine months for. Some of you have waited even longer! Your body and baby have come into the perfect alignment with each other, and the day is finally here!  Hopefully, your birth bag is packed and ready to go.  You’ve been busy “nesting” and getting everything ready for exchanging a full round belly to full arms as you welcome a sweet new babe into your home. 

Stress plays a big part in how we react to pain. Essential oils are a natural and effective way to reduce stress, and in turn, effectively ease and even reduce the pain of contractions in labor.  The key is to be prepared with blends already made up and perfectly diluted to make it easy for your partner or doula to support you in labor.

Essential Oils for Pregnancy, Birth and Babies Second Edition

In this book, you will find essential oil recommendations for common conditions regarding pregnancy, childbirth, and infant care. While many pharmaceutical drugs cannot be taken during pregnancy or by infants, many essential oils are highly effective and safe for maternal and infant ailments. This book is written for prospective and new mothers and their babies during the complete 9 months before and 9 months after delivery.

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Essentially Prepared Course

Hi, I’m Stephanie Fritz, AKA The Essential Midwife I help pregnant moms, doulas midwives and people just like you get the clarity, confidence, and tools you need to trust birth and have the experience you desire.

This course has been on my vision board for YEARS!  I know from personal experience you are needing more education and more time from your Doctor or midwife. You get 10 minutes (if that) with them and it’s just NOT enough time.  They ask you if you have any questions but…you don’t know what you don’t know, am I right???

In this incredible course, I will answer questions you didn’t even know you had, and I’ll help you discover there are many ways to have the pregnancy and birth you desire. I want you to be aware of the many different options and help you find the best one for you.

Birth Blogs

Virtual Midwife

By The Essential Midwife | January 21, 2022

I hear all the time, “I wish you could be my midwife”. So I got creative, thought outside the box and this is what came of it. I Am a Virtual midwife I help pregnant moms, doulas midwives, and people just like you get the clarity, confidence, and tools you need to trust birth and…

Are Essential Oils Safe in Pregnancy?

By The Essential Midwife | December 10, 2021

You may have come across many books that debate which, if any, essential oils are safe during pregnancy. You will often see a warning on the label or an advisory to contact your physician before using essential oils.You may read that “studies” showing certain oils can cause spontaneous abortions, miscarriages, or uterine contractions. The problem…

Started out with plan A but now you’re on plan N for NICU

By The Essential Midwife | September 24, 2021

Hey mama… this post is for all you moms that started out with plan A but now you’re on plan N for NICU! Whether you had a preemie or your baby is sick or you have genetic or chromosome things going on with your baby, it doesn’t matter, the feelings are still the same. Three…

Preparing for Birth

By The Essential Midwife | July 2, 2021

Pregnancy and childbirth can be so confusing, what’s safe? what isn’t? What’s best to take to the hospital? What’s best for my baby? So many books, posts, blogs, friends, parents (the list goes on!), all offering different advice and sometimes sharing things that may not necessarily be true! There is so much preparation that goes…

The Golden Hour of Birth!

By The Essential Midwife | May 29, 2021

The first hour immediately after your baby is born is often referred to as the golden hour because so many beautiful and perfect things happen in this hour. They are “golden” and you don’t want to miss out. Your baby is usually awake and alert during this time, so bonding is easy. Oxytocin has been…

Children at Birth

By The Essential Midwife | March 17, 2021

Have you ever wondered if it’s a good idea to have your other children at your birth?  I have attended many births where other children/siblings were present, and it was a powerful experience.  When choosing a home birth, I am in your home doing home visits quite often and listening to baby’s heartbeat, feeling your…

The Essential Oil Guide for Pregnancy, Birth & Babies

By The Essential Midwife | February 18, 2021

Pregnancy and childbirth can be so confusing. What’s safe? What isn’t? What’s best to take to the hospital? What’s best for your baby? So many books, posts, blogs, friends, parents- the list goes on. All offering different advice and sometimes sharing things that may not necessarily be true!  Using essential oils in pregnancy creates an…

Student Midwife

By The Essential Midwife | October 16, 2020

So many of you are connecting with me because you love what I do and you too are feeling the call to serve women in pregnancy and birth. This has touched my heart and makes me smile so I wanted to reach out and connect with you. So many have asked if I have any…

TWO Births in 1 Day!

By The Essential Midwife | September 11, 2020

Originally posted on August 7, 2008 TWO births in one day… This is the second one.  I got home from “You Are My Sunshine” birth just in time to take my sister out to dinner, I’m feeling a little guilty for her traveling so far to come to see me and I’m out all day…

Another Little Miracle!

By The Essential Midwife | August 14, 2020

Originally posted on July 25, 2008 I went to bed about 10:00 pm, now normally I fall intently to sleep, but this night for some reason the thinking part of my brain would not shut down, so I finally got up about 11:30 and went into the other room to read a bit.  I read…