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Wellness Roller by Mama + Me
The majority of prescription pharmaceuticals and medications are considered off limits in pregnancy and postpartum, leaving few options for discomforts. This has lead to growth in natural remedies such as aromatherapy treatments. A relaxed woman has a greater likelihood of experiencing a shorter and more comfortable labour experience. With simple use of essential oils, breathing can slow, muscles relax, vital signs improve and woman report lessened feelings of anxiety and fear, thus allowing the natural process of labour to unfold. We have put together a collection of wellness rollers that will be every mothers or midwifes must-haves.
Roman Chamomile (Authemis Nobilis) is an antispasmodic essential oil so it provides a wonderful support for muscular and abdominal pain and cramping in labour. Studies have shown Clary Sage and Roman Chamomile are effective in alleviating pain and the need for use of opiods decreased significantly. It is anti-inflammatory and is also calming which supportive for periods of rest. Use with caution if you experience asthma or hayfever due ti its relationship to ragweed.
Clary Sage (Salvia Sclarea) is an extremely relaxing, euphoric, antispasmodic and analgesic oil making it ideal for labour. Studies have shown it enhances uterine contractions while relieving uterine pain. Aromatheraphy and massage have been acknowleged as effective for labour pain, anxiety and overall childbirth satisfaction for labouring woman. Caution must be given with low blood pressure. Avoid use with Pitocin (oxytocin injection for inducing labour) as this can cause uterine hyperstimulation.
Lavender (Lavandula Augustifolia) is the most widely used and studied essential oils. Its wide range of therapedutic properties make it very useful and a popular choice for mothers during labour. Findings indicate lavender as very effective for varying degrees of pain, fear and anxiety during labour. The randomised trial also found that the pain intensiity significantly decreased and their were shorter durations between first and second stages of labour in the aromatherpahy group to that of the controlled.
Jasmine (Jasminum officinale) is an antidepressive oil helpful for anxiety. It produces a feeling of inner strength, helpful for building confidence and enhancing contractions. In Multiple clinical case studies abdominal massage with jasmine has enhanced labour progression and overall pain relief.
Ingredients: 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils of salvia sclarea (clary sage) + anthemis nobilis (roman chamomile) with dried chamomile diluted to 2% in caprylic triglyceride (coconut) and simmondsia chinensis (jojoba oil).
Aroma Therapy Safety Guidelines:
- Avoid essential oils in first trimester (lemon inhalation only after 10 weeks)
- Use lavender and Roman Chamomile with caution with asthma and seasonal allergies.
- Avoid use of Clary sage or Lavender (sedative hypotensive oils) with epidural until blood pressure normalizes post-epidural.
- Avoid Rose with increased bleeding and hemorrhage.
- Avoid aromatheraphy with epilespy, high-risk pregnancies, liver or renal disease, preeclampsia, eclampsia, placenta previa and reduced fetal movements.
- Exercise extra caution with breech, diabetes, asthma, allergies, hypertension, hypotension, bleeding disorders, history of miscarriage, hemorrage and allergies to plants or aromatics.
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