Many mums-to-be find the essential oils used in aromatherapy a real comfort during pregnancies. But are they safe? Find out what our expert says. – BabyCentre .
"In the second and third trimesters, some essential oils are safe to use, as your baby is more developed," Edwards adds. These include lavender, chamomile and ylang ylang, which calm, relax and aid sleep. Oils to be avoided include cinnamon, clove, rosemary and clary sage, all of which can cause contractions.
Use of essential oils should be restricted or avoided during the first trimester of pregnancy, but they have many wonderful uses in the last two trimesters and especially during labour. The following list contains oils that should be avoided* during pregnancy:. Clary sage (OK during labour) Clove.
Is is just me, or is googling the safety of everything under the sun a major pastime during first pregnancies? Petting Fluffy? Sure. Changing Fluffy's litter box?
For a list of essential oils that should be used sparingly by pregnant or nursing mothers, check out this post on safe essential oils during pregnancy and .
A frequently asked question we get in our safety group is about using essential oils during pregnancy and breastfeeding. This post will give you the information .