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.

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

Pregnancy Blogs

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…

Birth, Baby & Postpartum Essentials

By The Essential Midwife | March 6, 2020

I hear you mamas!! You have asked several times what the best, SIP (safe in pregnancy) and most cost-effective way to get started with essential oils. So…here it is…The Perfect Pregnancy kit! These oils are my essential go-to’s when you are about to welcome a new baby. Adaptiv is for the mama who is trying to…

Use Your B.R.A.I.N

By The Essential Midwife | February 14, 2020

If you’ve ever been pregnant, I’m sure you’ve experienced a bit of “Pregnancy Brain.” Throughout pregnancy, you read everything you can get your hands on to have the best experience you can and create the perfect birth plan, but there’s one problem, you can’t remember half of what you read. In normal life, you could…

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!…

Essential Oils for Fertility

By The Essential Midwife | January 17, 2020

For many couple’s pregnancy comes easily, but others have a harder time conceiving.  If you are one of those who struggle with this, it can be very stressful for both spouses as well as on the relationship.  when you add up all the variables that have to be in perfect alignment for conception, it’s a…

Lifelong Vitality is Safe for Pregnancy

By The Essential Midwife | January 9, 2020

Listen up, mama! I’m unwrapping the myths around supplements because I know it can be a full-time job! There are millions of supplements on the market. Why should you choose doTERRA’s? If you’ve ever wanted happier moods, to feel less stress, to get sick less often, reduce aches & pains, to have mental clarity and…

Life Long Vitality

By Stephanie Fritz | July 4, 2018

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 everyday and LLV is…

Fertility Support 30 Day Cleanse

By Stephanie Fritz | January 18, 2018

One question I am asked over and over is how can doTERRA help with infertility. 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 candida overgrowth in our gut. Cleaning up our diet and resolving the candida issue…

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…

Did you just find out your pregnant and trying to kick the caffeine habit?

Did you just find out your pregnant and trying to kick the caffeine habit?

By Stephanie Fritz | February 8, 2017

Did you just find out you’re pregnant and trying to kick the caffeine habit? I might have just made your day by the time you finish reading this so stay with me. You don’t have to actually give up caffeine in pregnancy, but I do recommend cutting back.  A Pepsi/Coke or even a cup of…

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…