Posts Tagged ‘pain relief’

Raspberry Leaves (Rubus Ideas)

Written by FairyDoula. Posted in Herbal Remedies - Labour, Herbal Remedies - Third trimester

Raspberry leaf tea strengthens and tones womb tissue, assisting contractions and checking any haemorrhage during labour.

Dose

Infusion 2 tsp to 1 cup water, drink freely

Test if your body needs raspberry leaves by drinking one cup of brew & checking how you feel, if you start to feel period pain type contractions in your belly you don’t need it. Recommended for the last 2 months of pregnancy.

Clary Sage (Salvia Sclaria)

Written by FairyDoula. Posted in Essential Oils

Clary Sage essential oil is soothing & euphoric. It is a good ‘speeder upper’ during labour, promoting regular contractions and helping with breathing.

Clary Sage is an analgesic (helps with pain) and also offers relief from physical & nervous exhaustion.

Caution – Do not use Clary Sage earlier in pregnancy (before labour) as it can induce contractions and potentially cause miscarriage. Not to be confused with Sage oil which is more toxic and should not be used.

Jasmine (Jasminum Officinale)

Written by FairyDoula. Posted in Essential Oils

Jasmine essential oil is a very valuable oil for childbirth. It speeds up delivery time by strengthening contractions and also helps with pain relief.

Jasmine oil is lactogenic – encourages breast milk production. It is a nervous and emotional tonic and is recommended as a cure for severe depression. It is also considered to balance both male and female hormones. Jasmine is a wonderful oil to have handy for labour, childbirth and after the birth.

Smells beautiful!

Caution – Not to be used in pregnancy until you are just about to give birth / in labour

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