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December 13th, 2006, 02:35 PM
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I've long been a believer in aromatherapy and homeopathy and while I've heard a good deal about homeopathic remedies I rarely hear of those who use aromatherapy. So when a friend of mine told me that she used lavender in the water at her homebirth I was curious and found out that lavender stimulates contractions while relaxing the mother. I thought that maybe some of you ladies here would be interested in reading some of the things that I've found recently so I thought I would post this site for a starting point!
http://www.naturesgift.com/childbirth.htm

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December 13th, 2006, 06:57 PM
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WOW! Those are amazing!!!!! I am so buying ALL of those, LOL! I hate the smell of lavender though, hmmmm...I could totally do the jasmine and other stuff...my birth room is going to smell like an indian bazaar when i'm done! Or a brothel

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December 13th, 2006, 10:00 PM
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I used lavendar in my birth

Also - its strange - i hate the smell of lavendar (long story), but for some reason I didnt mind it at all during my birth. I think the fact it was heated up in a rice sock made a difference. smelled like steamed lavendar lol.

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