Labor & Delivery

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Each one of my six labor and delivery experiences were so different. I went in with a birth plan and expectations but everything didn’t go EXACTLY as planned. My ultimate goal was to have a safe, drug-free labor and delivery and that meant being educated and ready.

Bradley Method

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With our Bradley Class and a little added research, we felt equipped to handle the unplanned things that can happen during labor and delivery. Even when my water broke, when we reached the 24-hour window after my water broke, or when my labor wasn’t progressing fast enough, we remained calm because we knew what our options were and how to handle things in the safest way for me and our baby. I gave birth to all six of my children using all-natural childbirth with no complications or regrets.

To the Next Level

During my sixth pregnancy, I took my all-natural childbirth experience to a whole other level. I  discovered essential oils. I researched high and low to find the best essential oils on the market and how to use them safely during my pregnancy and delivery. Little did I know that I uncovered bottles of gold as I implemented essential oils into my daily prenatal routine. My labor and delivery experience was AMAZING and DRUG-FREE primarily because I was focused, relaxed, and comfortable.

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Cheat Sheets

Based on my research and personal experience, I have put together Labor and Delivery Cheat Sheets for the different phases of labor to help guide you through your labor and delivery experience using essential oils and other natural methods. I also recommend Gentle Babies by Debra Rayburn to use as a resource for safely using essential oils during pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum and with babies and children.

Early First Stage
First Stage
Late First Stage (Hard Labor)
Second Stage (a.k.a. the pushing phase)

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Where Can I Find Quality Essential Oils?

I trust Young Living Essential Oils because of their Seed to Seal promise. I don’t have to worry about using oils that may contain solvents, fillers, or other harmful additives.  Young Living Essential Oils can be purchased online. Choose the wholesale option to start with a wonderful kit and receive 24% off your purchases OR choose the retail option to purchase individual oils and products without a discount. When you order from here, I will send you three FREE special gifts to help you get the most from your essential oils. To learn more about essential oils, join my FREE e-course Achieving Abundant Health with Essential Oils. enJOY!

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Disclaimer: The information provided on JOYFull Inspirations is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, nor replace current medical treatment or drugs prescribed by your healthcare professional. The statements made have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed. All information is based on research, personal experience, and/or testimonials.