Essential Oils can support you through a healthy pregnancy. Some women find benefits to using essential oils to support emotional well-being, energy, relaxation, healthy immune function and more. If you’ve never used essential oils before, please consult with your health care provider prior to use.
Essential oil usage is highly individualized, so just be sure you are following label instructions. Many of Young Living’s products are well loved and well tolerated by pregnant women. Some specific oils from the Young Living Premium Starter Kit that can support a healthy pregnancy are:
Some specific oils from the Premium Starter Kit to avoid just for the time that you are pregnant:
The best ways to use essential oils during pregnancy are diffusing and topical application to the skin. Start with just a few drops of essential oil and diffuse in a large area of your home. If you tolerate it well, you may consider applying essential oils to the skin after diluting with a carrier oil (olive oil, coconut oil, grapeseed oil are all good choices). You can also enjoy inhaling them directly from the bottle. Although Young Living essential oils can be ingested as a dietary supplement, it is best to avoid ingestion of oils during pregnancy. These 100% therapeutic essential oils have helped many mothers experience temporarily relief from stress, mild mood changes, skin irritations, joint discomfort, low energy, and much more!
Breastfeeding & EOs
Many women use pure essential oils and herbal supplements to support overall health during breastfeeding, with success. Young Living's basil and fennel essential oil help support healthy endocrine function. Herbal supplements such as fenugreek, blessed thistle, fennel seed, red raspberry leaf, and borage seed oil are known to stimulate milk production for many mothers and can be found at local health food stores or herb shops. Using essential oil and herbal aids, are best done in combination with active breastfeeding and pumping, for best results. If you take any prescription medications, please consult your health care practitioner for discussion of any potential contraindications*.
A great resource for your essential oil use during pregnancy, infancy, and beyond, is the book, “Gentle Babies,” by Debra Raybern (pictured at the top).
*Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, illness, or injury. Consult your health care professional about any serious disease or injury. Do not attempt to self-diagnose or prescribe any natural substances, such as essential oils or supplements, for serious health conditions that require professional attention.
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