Essential Oils for the Birthworker

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As Doulas we constantly question the effectiveness of our practice. In the service we offer, we wonder if it’s our support that makes a difference or is it the tools we bring to help with post birth discomforts? Without question, Doulas want to have more tools in their birth bag. Attend this information session to learn how some Doulas are incorporating essential oils into their service offering.

When a few simple sniffs can help with nausea, mood, or even help a woman to urinate, that is a good thing. There are so many other interventions happening with the labour, using oils can help to counter them and bring the labour back into balance — or at least make the labouring mother feel better. It’s undeniable that essential oils are all the rage lately, especially in natural wellness circles, and with good reason. They are, in a sense, a pharmaceutical grade natural remedy with incredible power. But with great power comes great responsibility. It’s vitally important that you educate yourself as a birthworker in this area.

One of the core tenets for almost any Doula is that the mother should be free to make her own choices, and the Doula’s role is to fully support her in those choices. Including essential oils and/or aromatherapy as part of one’s practice could certainly be one of those choices. However if you want to use this powerful tool, you need to take full responsibility for it. To me that means going over all the risks of using essential oil therapy as well as the benefits, and having your client acknowledge that in writing.

This Aromatherapy workshop is designed to provide an overview for birthworkers, pregnant and postpartum women the safe, proper and awesome use of essential oils during pregnancy, birth, the postpartum period and breastfeeding. This talk has been designed to help you understand how essential oils are used by women and birthworkers to heal body, mind + spirit during pregnancy and postpartum.

What you will learn:
~ Introduction of Aromatherapy Introduction safety, overall use, how to use, carrier oils, pregnancy/postpartum + holistic living
~ Uses and benefits of aromatherapy in pregnancy, postpartum and breastfeeding
~ Which oils are safe by semester and during the postpartum period
~ Recipes using essential oils during pregnancy, birth, postpartum and breastfeeding such as for nausea, sciatic pain, use during birth and many other uses.
~ Contraindications and safety in pregnant, birthing, postpartum and breastfeeding women. When to seek help and who to call, scope of practice.
~ Anointing and releasing ceremonie

Presenter: YL Gold Leader & Essential Oil Educator, Azure Campbell
Host: Deb Barrett & Jessica France, Stoney Lake Wellness, and Marj Wong, Doula with Breathe it Down Birth Services

Note: Light refreshments will be served.
Cost: $25, free with YLEO Wholesale Membership
Location: Boomers Play Place #2 – 111 Industrial dr, Whitby, Ontario L1N5Z9
Date: Tuesday, May 24 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

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