Aromatherapy For Pregnancy Part I

Posted: May 11, 2009 by Cristina Proano-Carrion


Pregnancy First Trimester

My interest and passion for aromatherapy began when I was pregnant with my son. I can testify from personal experience that essential oils did not only help me conceive, they also helped me cope with the different physical and emotional problems that come with pregnancy. Ever since, I have incorporated the use of these natural oils as part of my daily life as well as my son’s. Pregnancy is just the right time to pamper your senses and to prepare for the joys of motherhood. For many women, several minor problems like morning sickness, indigestion, fatigue, edema, insomnia and cramps can mar this feeling of happiness.  The scope of Aromatherapy in different stages of pregnancy cannot be underestimated. The benefits of essential oils during pregnancy are so vast that it certainly deserves more than a single blog post to talk about them. In an attempt to share detailed information with my readers, I have come up with a four-part series on the theme that will discuss the goodness of aromatherapy at different stages of pregnancy and childcare. Use of Aromatherapy and Essential Oils during the First Trimester The feeling of excitement and anticipation during the first trimester coupled with hormonal changes in the body can bring about morning sickness, mood-swings, anxiety and gastric problems. Essential oils when used individually or in combination may help alleviate or minimize these symptoms. Moreover, since a woman’s sense of smell is enhanced multifold during pregnancy, it’s great to be surrounded by a pleasant smelling, healthy and relaxing atmosphere. The following essential oils not only offer a refreshing environment but can also be very helpful in suppressing symptoms of stress and discomfort: Spearmint oil is a good nerve tonic that helps fight off mental fatigue and nervous stress. Grapefruit oil is a natural anti-depressant as it uplifts and refreshes the mood. Ginger oil is a warming essential oil often used to treat digestive problems and stomach upsets of any kind. Its warming qualities neutralize feelings of loneliness and winter depression. Lemon oil helps to eliminate emotional confusion and enhance one’s sense of humor and sense of well-being. These oils can be used individually or in combination with other oils according to personal preference. You can use it with your aromatherapy diffuser or if you prefer you can add a couple of drops to a tissue and smell directly and as often as needed. Next post: Aromatherapy and Essential Oils during the Second Trimester     Related Articles Essential Oils for Pregnancy Aromatherapy and the Human Touch Providing a Calming Atmosphere for Your Children   © 2009, Cristina Proano-Carrion, Aromandina LLC
This information is based on traditional use of aromatherapy and it does not intend to diagnose or treat any condition. This information should not be used as a substitute for medical counseling with a health care professional. No part of this article may be reproduced in whole or in part without the explicit written permission of Aromandina.