Pregnancy

It's like the craziest rollercoaster you’ve ever been on, but an amazing one. There is this huge misconception as far as essential oils go and which ones are safe in pregnancy wand which ones should be avoided. We are going to dive deep when it comes to my favorite things about pregnancy!

Essential Oils for Pregnancy, Birth and Babies Second Edition

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.

1st Trimester

Congratulations…You just found out you’re pregnant, welcome to your first trimester! This journey is incredible and sometimes even an overwhelming process, both physically and emotionally. While each of you is unique, most of you will experience some discomfort during your pregnancy brought on by dramatic hormonal changes, especially in your first trimester. My expertise and passion is using essential oils and my recommendations are based on my experience with these oils, that being said, I urge all of you to use these two keywords: common sense. Trust your intuition, and if you don’t feel comfortable with a certain oil, by all means, listen to that inner feeling. I can give a recommendation, but you are the one who has stewardship over your body and your baby, not me, so keep your power and don’t give it away!

2nd Trimester

The second trimester, like the first, brings on the pregnancy glow through the belly. You might have baby’s first photo taken with an ultrasound to confirm that he/she’s already adorable and if it’s a boy or a girl. Your baby’s brain is developing, and around twenty-four to twenty-six weeks, your baby is beginning to grow rapidly. It’s learning to breathe, listen, and kick, and your baby may even respond to your voice. This is the time when you will most likely feel your very best. Take advantage of feeling good.
Embrace the changes that are happening in your body. This is the stage that you really start “showing,” and this may bring a strain on your back. Using the muscle and pain relief oils can make a big difference in how you feel as your belly is growing.
This is also a great time to start massaging oils onto your belly to help support your tissues as they stretch. Some women are more prone to stretch marks than others but using these essential oils through a massage may help to reduce stretch marks and the discomfort that accompanies them.

3rd Trimester

When you get to the third trimester, reality sets in; you really are going to have a baby. Incredibly, your baby will double in size during the last three months of your pregnancy, and in the last 4 weeks, your baby can put on even a half a pound a week. Your baby’s brain is working overtime as it grows and develops. Your baby is beginning to prepare for life outside the womb. Your body and your baby are beginning to work together to get ready for labor and delivery.
The third trimester usually brings on the most complaints and discomfort. Most women experience fluid retention during the third trimester because body fluids double around twenty-eight weeks, so some puffiness is expected. For instance, you may not be able to wear your rings anymore; this is normal, but with a healthy diet and essential oils, you can keep this to a minimum.

Essentially Prepared Course

I want you to feel empowered and confident as you go through your pregnancy, birth and postpartum.

Pregnancy Blogs

Why Am I So Tired in Pregnancy?

By The Essential Midwife | June 22, 2022

Why am I so tired in pregnancy? Why am I so fatigued in pregnancy? How can I get more energy during pregnancy? These are questions I’m asked nearly every day so I thought I’d try and answer them for you here. The short answer is…it’s hormones! Be kind to yourself, and listen to your body,…

Can I Use Deep Blue in Pregnant?

By The Essential Midwife | June 10, 2022

Can I use Deep Blue in Pregnancy? The short answer is…Absolutely YES! It’s totally SIP/B – (Safe in pregnancy and breastfeeding) dōTERRA has several products in their Deep Blue line including, Deep Blue oil, Deep Blue Touch (pre-diluted), Deep Blue Rub, Deep Blue Stick (with Copaiba), and Deep Blue Polyphenol Complex. These are ALL SIP/B…

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…

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…

Indigestion in Pregnancy

By The Essential Midwife | January 29, 2021

If pregnancy were a contest and you don’t have “the burn” or other tummy discomforts YOU WIN!  This seems to be a complaint with every pregnant mama I know.  Learning natural ways to help with this yucky feeling is exactly what we’re talking about today.  Heartburn and indigestion in pregnancy is normal. Of course it’s…

Fertility Support 30 Day Cleanse

By The Essential Midwife | September 25, 2020

One question I am asked over and over is how can doTERRA help with fertility. Unfortunately, I think we have a rise in fertility issues over the last couple of decades and I feel much of it has to do with yeast overgrowth in our gut. Cleaning up our diet and resolving the yeast issue…

LifeLong Vitality

By The Essential Midwife | September 4, 2020

If you’ve ever wanted happier moods, to feel less stress, to get sick less often, reduce aches & pains, to have mental clarity and SUSTAINABLE energy and SO MUCH MORE… then you need to give your body what it needs to give you these things. These are complaints I hear nearly every day and LifeLong…

Adrenal Fatigue in Pregnancy

By The Essential Midwife | August 8, 2020

Trying to conceive and being pregnant are both hard work and exhausting, now add adrenal fatigue into the mix and it’s no wonder you can’t get anything accomplished. Adrenal fatigue can throw everything having to do with energy out of balance. Stress is a Main Ingredient for Adrenal Fatigue One of the things your adrenal…

Peri Massage

By The Essential Midwife | July 10, 2020

Perineum massage is an old practice that has some debate around it. Some moms and midwives swear by it, and others are opposed. I will give you some direction here, and you can see if it feels right for you. I do feel like perineal stretching can increase your confidence in your body’s ability to…

Interview with The Essential Midwife

By The Essential Midwife | April 17, 2020

What is your birth philosophy?  Homebirth is not for every woman. My clients and I are a team. We look at all the choices surrounding pregnancy, labor, and birth, and I support them in whatever they choose through offering education and choices. I am the mother of four daughters, three of whom were born at home.…

The Perfect Pregnancy Kit

By The Essential Midwife | March 20, 2020

I hear you, mama! You are pregnant and want to ensure that you and your little family stays healthy! I get it! I want you to too! But I also want to bring calm to the storm. So here is the deal, pregnant mamas don’t appear to be any more susceptible to the effects of…