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

It’s Only Been 1 Day Since my Last Confession… I mean, Birth!

By The Essential Midwife | February 20, 2020

Originally posted on March 13, 2008 It’s only been one day since my last birth, and I was called out AGAIN!  When I have clients due at the same time, or not even due, but one may come early and the other late, so it ends up that they both could go at any time, my…


By The Essential Midwife | February 7, 2020

Have you ever wondered what those centimeter measurements actually look like in labor? I’m a visual learner so I thought this might help to visualize exactly what it looks like when your doc or midwife says you are xx cm dilated. Putting things into perspective with some everyday items! However, keep in mind that your…

Turmeric Benefits

By The Essential Midwife | January 31, 2020

Mmmm…Turmeric smells amazing…said no one ever! But the benefits truly ARE amazing! The question I keep getting is… “How is the oil different than the spice, do I have to take it with black pepper and is it safe to use in pregnancy and while breastfeeding?” The short answer is VERY different, NO and YES!…

Validation is Everything

By The Essential Midwife | January 24, 2020

I hear you, mama…⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Even if other people have experienced worse. Even if someone else who went through the same experience doesn’t feel debilitated by it. Even if it could have been avoided. Even if it happened a long time ago. Even if no one knows. Your trauma is real and valid, and you deserve…

Essential Oil Labor Support Blend

By Stephanie Fritz | May 22, 2018

Interesting FACT… Did you know there is a direct connection between your throat and your cervix? Labor is a LOT of work and just like if you were straining to lift something heavy you may make some noise as you lift it. I don’t know why but making noise always helps. The same applies in…

Soothing Peri-Spray: Immortelle

By Stephanie Fritz | June 8, 2017

Every mom has a favorite blend and this is at the top of this list for postpartum. I make this spray up for all my new mom’s to have right after she welcomes her new babe. This is a must have peri–spray for every new mom. It offers amazing soothing comfort to that “oh so…

Birth Affirmations

By Stephanie Fritz | February 17, 2017

“When you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change.” ~Marie Mongan Our minds are powerful beyond belief and it can be your best tool or your worst enemy when it comes to labor.  Just moving out of your own way helps your body to do what it was created to…

Diffuse Essential Oils for a Restful Night Sleep

By Stephanie Fritz | December 21, 2016

I know (actually I don’t know, I can only imagine) the work, the scientific knowledge and the intuitive knowledge that goes into making a proprietary formula.  Seriously, each blend represents the converging wisdom of many years of therapeutic essential oil experience and validation of research and scientific study.  Each blend is formulated and synergistically balanced…


Serenity Restful Complex

By Stephanie Fritz | November 1, 2016

Sleep is right up in the top five priorities to sustain your superpower when creating a baby and making milk to feed that baby. Serenity Restful complex soft gels before you go to bed and a drop or two of the Serenity oil on your foot and/or pillow will be your nighttime BFF. Order doTERRA…


By Stephanie Fritz | August 22, 2016

Gemstones, with their powerful energies and profound relationship with the human body, are the perfect energy wellness tools. Like other forms of energy wellness, gemstone energy wellness uses the body’s inherent healing force to nourish and heal us in multiple ways. Each type of gemstone embodies a unique energy that can focus and amplify this…