Pregnancy and preparing to be a parent is such a wonderful and exciting time, but as with everything in life nothing is perfect. Fatigue & exhaustion during pregnancy and for new parents is a HUGE topic and from what I have read/heard no parent will escape it! During pregnancy your body is going through so many changes, which in itself can be knackering and effect your sleep patterns. The tiredness can be constant or it will sneak up on you and knock you off your feet….literally!
As this is my first pregnancy, I haven’t yet experienced the delightful sleep deprivation that raising a new human brings so I don’t want to pretend I understand how it feels! However, I have experienced some pretty heavy fatigue during my 7 months of pregnancy and the essential oil blends below have really helped energise me.
Frustratingly, during your 1st trimester you should avoid using essential oils, it is best to be cautious when the growing foetus is at such a delicate stage. Not ideal, as it’s during this time the tiredness can hit you like a ton of bricks. What I can suggest here is if you are feeling exhausted, rest as much as possible (guilt free!) and nap. Naps are great!
All the oils used in these blends are completely safe to use during pregnancy and are stimulating so should help revive you from zombie land! I use these either in an oil burner, vaporiser, dabbed on a tissue, in a roller ball bottle to dab on pulse points, in a body oil (2 tbsp) or in a spritzer bottle mixed with water.
Three drops of each essential oil for your preferred method is plenty, you don’t want to use too much.
If you have any questions on best way to use the oils or where to get your oils please drop me a message or if you feel apprehensive about using aromatherapy during your pregnancy you can consult your GP or Midwife. Midwives (certainly the ones I have met) are great advocates of using aromatherapy throughout the 2nd and 3rd trimesters of pregnancy and during labour. Midwifery led units, in fact do have a supply of essential oils that are helpful during labour.