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 this threat than the general population, and there is no evidence that the virus can cross the placenta and be passed to baby in pregnancy, as well as no evidence that the virus can be carried in breastmilk.
That being said, please use common sense! I recommend OnGuard essential oil on the bottom of your feet and diffused every day.
If you are one who has been sitting on the fence about essential oils or just trying to gather all the information you can to make the right decision, then this is YOUR time to get off the fence and jump in with me!!!
Seriously, I want to shout it from the rooftops the importance of being prepared in health! Having the basics, you need to take care of your family naturally is SO important and gives incredible peace of mind.
Essential oils can be such a blessing while you are pregnant, in labor and for support after the baby is born!
I hope this information blesses you and those you love.
I have had a very successful midwifery practice since 2000. I began utilizing dōTERRA essential oils with my clients and their babies as a natural health solution in April of 2008. Since then, I have watched my clients' health and comfort increase dramatically.
I am the perfect person to share how these powerful plant extracts can empower you, whether you are a midwife, doula, mom, or just someone who wants to take control of your health in a natural way.
We know that during pregnancy, there is heightened sensitivity, and we are very protective about what we put in our body so that we might use a little less of the oils, but they can be used very effectively. dōTERRA has set a standard that reassures us; we can use their oils with confidence during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
You may see mixed information out there in different books about oils and their safety in pregnancy and with your newborn. Please understand these books were written with all oil users in mind. They will be ultra-conservative because their readers may not necessarily use the most trusted sourced oils. I will add a BIG caution in here; PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE do not purchase your oils from Amazon or your local department store. You simply cannot be sure of the quality of these essential oils. The information I give in my book Essential Oils for Pregnancy, Birth & Babies comes from personal experience using these oils in my midwifery practice.
You have asked several times what the best 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.
Birth, Baby & Postpartum Essentials
Adaptiv (15 mL) is for the mama who is trying to keep it all together on the outside but on the inside is falling apart and doesn't know where to turn!
Everyone thinks you should be on top of the world, and you are ashamed to admit that you're not. A natural and non-addictive way to help promote calm and happy feelings!
Lavender (15 mL) is amazing to apply to baby's feet with fractionated coconut oil, especially in the beginning, when babies sometimes have their night and days mixed up.
Lemon (15 mL) boosts your immune system by raising your pH levels. It is the perfect maintenance detox for your body, especially in pregnancy, because it's very gentle but offers so much support!
Balance (15 mL) is a fantastic oil to apply to the baby's feet to align and ground your baby to life outside of the womb. It helps to balance babe to his new surroundings. It's also fabulous to diffuse in labor to help calm and keep you focused on your perfect birth.
OnGuard (15 mL) is a great oil to diffuse all the time, especially for winter babies, to support the whole family's immune system as well as any visitors you may have.
Deep Blue (5 mL) is super supportive for low back discomfort in both pregnancy and labor, or even the occasional postpartum headache.
Peppermint (15 mL) in the diffuser is a great pick-me-up when you feel like you've been up all night, and you want to go back to bed at noon. Add 2-3 drops of Lemon for an instant breath of fresh air. Diffusing these two together will give you the afternoon boost you sometimes need to carry you through the day. (For pregnancy only, as this may decrease milk supply). This will be your go-to oil for nausea as well.
Breathe (15 mL) is perfect when you experience pregnancy congestion. Breathe is the go-to oil for all things respiratory. Coughs, tight airways, and stuffy noses don't stand a chance against this powerful oil.
DigestZen (15 mL) is relief in a bottle! When you have way too much to eat and your tummy is uncomfortable, add a drop or two of this oil in water and drink. The best thing out there for digestive discomforts in pregnancy. Say goodbye to bloating, heartburn and indigestion! I'm telling you …it's like Magic!!
Copaiba (15 mL) is my new go-to for EVERYTHING! There are seriously SO many great things about this amazing oil; you will NOT want to miss out on this gem, it helps all the other oils work better! A MUST have for your birth bag to support all pains in pregnancy, birth, and with your baby.
Diffusing is one of my favorite ways to use essential oils both at home and at your birth. The Healthy Essentials kit comes with a bonus diffuser; it's the perfect kit when you are focusing on Birth, Baby & Postpartum Essentials.
Ready to get started?
Order the Healthy Essentials Kit!