Supporting yourself throughout pregnancy is so important, and can be a difficult thing to do. I continued to use essential oils during my pregnancy, using them everyday for emotional and physical support. These are a selection of oils that I recommend from dōTERRA:
MORNING SICKNESS & NAUSEA:
A drop or two of Peppermint oil in your water or massaged into your tummy area can help to alleviate occasional stomach upset. Sometimes even inhaling it from the bottle is enough to make a difference. Peppermint oil is excellent for relieving headaches – just rub a drop onto your temples, behind your ears or back or your neck to find relief.
Ginger, as we all know, has incredible benefits for your digestive system & especially helps to reduce occasional nausea during pregnancy.
Spearmint has similar benefits to Peppermint, but a milder option, depending on your taste preferences.
ZenGest Oil Blend is a blend of Anise, Peppermint, Ginger, Caraway, Coriander, Tarragon & Fennel seed oils to aid general digestive issues including heartburn & indigestion. This oil is an all rounder for the whole family’s digestive health.
BACK ACHES & LEG CRAMPS:
Firstly, staying hydrated can definitely help the situation – so, lots of fluids, and a little stretch (I personally found yoga to be great)!
DeepBlue Rub is similar to other creams that you may rub into sore muscles, made using dōTERRA’s proprietary blend Deep Blue. It’s a very powerful, soothing & comforting blend of oils that provide intense relief to muscular aches & pains! I’d recommend the DeepBlue Rub – it’s what I’ve been using all along!
Then we have the AromaTouch Blend which is a relaxing & relieving blend of oils to help soothe tired muscles. Get your partner involved as makes for an excellent massage, especially into those cramping calves!
Good sleep and rest are paramount during pregnancy. In addition to diffusion and aromatic use, these oils can also be applied topically.
Lavender has amazing soothing & calming properties and can help with quietening a busy mind & settle down before bed.
Serenity Blend is a gorgeous blend of grounding & soothing oils that promote a restful night’s sleep. Combine with dōTERRA’s Balance Blend and you have “liquid Xanax”.
Designed to support your respiratory system, dōTERRA’s Air Blend can be a game changer during the night. Helping to open up your airways & relieve congestion, applying this oil to your chest or feet, or diffusing throughout the night can help you get a good undisturbed night’s sleep.
In addition to all of the changes occurring in the body during pregnancy, the changes in a woman’s hormones can cause heightened emotions. To manage mood during pregnancy, consider using oils such as:
Citrus oils such as Wild Orange, Lemon or Grapefruit are very energising & uplifting to the mood.
DōTERRA’s Balance Blend is a combination of oils that encourage you to feel grounded & centred. (Balance & citrus oils are a great combination in the diffuser.)
Again, Lavender is an absolute staple oil to have on hand. With countless uses, it is well known for its soothing & calming properties – excellent for reducing anxious feelings.
Adaptiv Blend helps you to “adapt to stressful situations”. Uplifting, calming and soothes heightened feelings. Whether you’re feeling fatigued, restless, indecisive or irritable, this beautiful oil is for you.
If you’ve interest in using any of these oils, head over to the “products” section of this site or, if the product your looking for isn’t available on the website, please get in touch and I can order it for you!