Birth Aromatherapy

Birth Aromatherapy involves the use of plant oils, usually in the form of essential oils, to enhance physical and mental well-being. Oils can be used directly on the body in a carrier oil, for example in the form of massage, and are often used with an oil burner or vaporizer so that the scent is carried in the air.  This can help to relax the body, ease stress or anxiety in the birthing mother, as well as reduce pain.  Speaking with an essential oils specialist or hiring a doula who uses aromatherapy can help you understand which oils are safe to use and in what amounts, as well as find the best combinations for maximum effect.