Millions of women throughout history have used herbs and aromatic plants for various reasons during pregnancy and childbirth.
Which pure plant essences (a.k.a. essential oils) and herbal preparations available to us today, are helpful and safe to use during pregnancy?
Helpful Articles & Reference Guides:
We’re linking you to some excellent articles and reference guides we have found which will help you to answer these important questions…
♥ The first is by pharmacist Dr. Lindsay Elmore: CLICK HERE.
The oils and dietary supplements mentioned in Dr. Elmore’s article, are from our trusted purveyor and world leader in 100% pure, therapeutic grade essential oils, non-toxic oil-infused personal care products, and natural food supplements with both FDA GRAS certification and Health Canada NHP (natural health product) approval. (See link below).
♥ A second excellent article highlighting oils use and nutritional tips for each week within each trimester of pregnancy…
…may be found here: Essential Oils by Trimester: a Pregnant Woman’s Guide. Please read this second article in its entirety as it pertains to the infographic below.
♥ Thirdly, here is a link to a PDF on Aromatherapy in Pregnancy…
…written by Vicki Hobbs of the Phoenix Therapies Pregnancy Centre listing essential oils safe to use during pregnancy, and those recommended by midwives and aromatherapists to use during labour and birth. The article also lists essential oils to not use during pregnancy.
♥ And an article by doctor, midwife, and herbalist Aviva Romm…
Aviva writes, “Most of what is currently known about botanical use during pregnancy is based on a significant body of historical, empirical, and observational evidence, with some pharmacologic and animal studies. Overall, most herbs have a high safety profile with little evidence of harm. Pregnant mommas commonly experience minor symptoms and discomforts for which the use of natural remedies may be gentler and safer than over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription pharmaceuticals.
Few reported adverse events have occurred, and those that have typically involved the consumption of known toxic herbs, adulterations, or inappropriate use or dosage of botanical therapies. However, lack of proof of harm is not synonymous with proof of safety. Some of the harmful effects of herbs may not be readily apparent until after use has been discontinued, or may only occur with cumulative use, so it’s important to be smart and safe and use only those herbs in pregnancy with a proven track record and a good safety profile.”
Dr. Romm has included two helpful charts – one listing herbs considered safe in pregnancy, and another with herb categories to avoid during pregnancy. Again, this comprehensive article may be found HERE.
♥ Lastly, for a detailed chart from aromatools.com specifically on the use of Essential Oils for Pregnancy, Birth, and Baby, CLICK HERE.
The following chart has been provided by Young Living Essential Oils and is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent illness. If you plan on using essential oils from any purveyor during your pregnancy, be sure to consult your health care practitioner and consult with your physician immediately if any health concerns should arise.
If using those aromatic plant essences (i.e. essential oils) which have a high safety profile during pregnancy, use only the finest, first distillation, therapeutic grade essential oils produced with utmost purity from the world leader in essential oils, Young Living Essential Oils.
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