What you need to know
Use both these oils from 34 weeks on
This handy pack contain the 2 essential products to use from 34 weeks pregnant – Down Below Perineum Massage Oil and Due Date Pregnancy and Labour Massage Oil
Down Below Perineum Massage Oil 30ml
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Down Below Perineum Massage Oil has been blended with natural oils chosen to have properties that allow the skin of the perineum to ‘give’ more easily.
A blend of natural, gentle oils, excluding essential oils for this especially sensitive area.
These pure Omega rich oils with added Vitamin E help to increase the natural suppleness allowing for greater stretch of the perineum during the birth.
Perineal massage has been shown to aid the faster recovery from perineal trauma.
My experience as a midwife has found that women are keen to reduce the likelihood of tears to the perineum.
Read our case study on perineal massage
The chemical structure of the natural oils are similar to your skin’s natural oils. Jojoba oil together with avocado oil are reputed to be easily absorbed by the skin, allowing your skin to ‘give’ more easily as your baby is delivered..
Due Date Pregnancy and Labour Massage Oil
PREGNANCY and LABOUR BENEFITS
By using this wonderful pregnancy labour massage oil partners can give active physical and emotional support.
Make pregnancy and labour experience more comfortable, giving the mother confidence.
Massage during labour can reduce the level of pain relief needed and relaxation can help shorten your labour.
This luxurious pregnancy labour massage oil blend of omega rich oils has an amazing warm citrusy scent. Citrus to revitalise and refresh and chamomile to soothe tired over-worked muscles.
The combination of these omega rich oils and specially selected essential oils are soothing and comforting to the emotions, promotes peaceful and relaxing sleep.
Fragrances to revitalise and refresh body and mind. Soothes over worked muscles and supports a more natural approach to childbirth. Calming for overheated, irritated and problem skin.
Soothing and comforting to the emotions and promotes peaceful sleep.
Babies can benefit in their growth and development when anxieties in pregnancy are reduced using aromatherapy massage.
Findings have shown if mums-to-be are massaged by their partners they are both less likely to be depressed.
Massage during pregnancy is amazingly beneficial.
Read Jan’s paper on anxiety in pregnancy
During the last trimester is when many of the neurological pathways are being laid down in your unborn baby. For some mums stress and anxiety can have a negative effect. The production of the stress hormone cortisol can interrupt some of the normal neurological pathways being activated.
Keeping stress and anxiety, as low as possible is really important during pregnancy. Massage is a great way to do this.
It has a further benefit of making your partner part of the pregnancy at a time when your whole focus is on your baby and he can feel isolated.
In the labour ward your partner can help you relax by a loving caring massage. By supporting you there is evidence that this relaxation can shorten labour and reduce the level of pain relief needed.
It has been shown that massage during pregnancy and labour can reduce the levels of postnatal depression for both of you.
Benefits of pregnancy massage
A “How to massage in Pregnancy and labour” with Motherlylove Due Date Pregnancy & Labour Massage Oil.
- Soothing and comforting – reducing anxieties.
- Improves circulation – stimulates removal of toxins.
- Reduces muscular discomfort, tension and fatigue.
- Promotes peaceful and restful sleep to revitalise you.
- Gives active physical, loving and caring encouragement.
- Fragrances – Essential oils to revitalise, refresh body and mind.
- Shorten your labour – relaxation during labour – regulates your breathing, helping to keep your unborn baby calm.
- Pain relief – the use of pressure points (shown in “How to Massage”) and relaxation can reduce the level of pain during labour – stimulates natural pain killers – endorphins.
- Postnatal Depression – When mums are massaged by their partners, they are both less likely to be depressed
Use only as directed. Young children should be supervised. Not to be used around the eyes. If product enters eyes, wash with copious volumes of water. For external use only. Keep away from polished surfaces. Spillage can cause surfaces to be slippery. In the unlikely event of a rash, discontinue use. Those with delicate or sensitive skin should test before use.