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Role Of Essential Oils In Treatment During Post-partum Period

It is said that giving birth to a baby and motherhood are the two best experiences in the life of a woman. However, child delivery takes a heavy toll on the mind, body and spirit of a woman and it takes a fairly long time for the woman to regain the physical fitness and get back to her real self. In fact, she has to undergo a pretty prolonged course of treatment and medication to get back to a sound state of physical and mental condition.

However, when it comes to treatment of women during post-partum period, aromatherapy plays a vital role. In order to enjoy the maximum benefit of this alternative mode of treatment, one needs to know the changes that take place in the body during this period and how aromatherapy helps counter these changes and rejuvenate the mind, body and the spirit to the right extent. A number of Aromatherapy education online classes are conducted and these classes provide a holistic education on aromatherapy and its effects on mothers during post-partum period.

Essential Oils  for Post-partum Period

The skin that lies in between the vagina and the anus, which is known as perineum, takes a lot of beating during delivery. The skin tears apart and hence needs stitches. This results in a substantial amount of soaring, and a lot of pain and uneasiness, especially during answering nature's call. New mothers generally tend to take bath with the aide of doctor, nurse or midwife. A few drops of essential oils while taking a bath will come in extremely handy in taking care of this particular problem. 2 drops of cypress oil along with another 2 drops of lavender oil mixed with water will help the perineum to heal up quickly and keep infections at bay. Moreover, the two oils will help the growth of new skin. The user needs to add the two oils into water and soak a piece of cloth with that water and soak the region with that towel for about 15 minutes thrice a day. The essential oil classes that are conducted online by experts provide a detailed description of how to do this.

After delivery of the baby, the body of the mother tends to ache. Besides, she may also have leaky breasts as well as depression. All these are normal post-partum symptoms. She may also suffer from emotional outbursts for no apparent reasons, feel weepy as well as exhausted. All these symptoms can be arrested through a proper aromatherapy bath that will help to uplift the spirit in no time. Essential oils that can be used are clary sage oil, bergamot, ylang-ylang, jasmine, or neroli. Mixing 3 drops of each of these oils in the water with a little milk will be more than enough to take care of the above-mentioned symptoms. Taking a relaxing bath once or twice a day will do all the tricks and uplift the spirit to a great extent!

If the doctor doesn't prescribe taking bath and instead prefer a shower, mixing these oils in warm water, soaking a towel with that water and sponging the entire body with that towel for about 10/15 minutes will do the trick!

In case anyone is suffering from post-partum blues for a long time, different parts of an orange tree will come in handy. Neroli from the orange flower, petigrain extracted from orange leaves and sprigs, and the fruit itself will be of great help, especially in women who have had Cesarean delivery. Aromatherapy education online classes provide a detailed description of how various post-partum ailments can be taken care of by aromatherapy treatment with the help of various types of essential oils.

This article is for informational purposes only. This article is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease.

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