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#1 of 3 Old 09-15-2011, 06:21 AM - Thread Starter
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I am a Labor and Delivery nurse and childbirth educator.  I found these fantastic oils that I want to spread the word about.  Iris Oils!  I have been using them on laboring women for the last 6 months and there are awesome.  Smell great and really help.  They have a childbirth pack of 4 little bottles, one for each stage of labor.  Recently I found out they have a pregnancy massage oil and I have started using it in my childbirth classes.  I let the partners use it to practice massage and counter pressure, it smells amazing! Their website is  ...check it out!

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Wow...thank you for sharing that!  I can't wait to try it!

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When using oils or any sort of scents please be very careful and make sure the mama or anyone in the room doesn't have allergies.  I didn't see what type of oil was in the massage oil, but sometimes people are sensitive to certain oils or scents.  Once I went to watch (didn't participate - just watched) a prenatal massage and the therapist used an almond oil based oil on the mom - I had such a bad allergic reaction just from being in the same room that my very good friend was completely freaked out and didn't know if she should let me go home and take medication or take me to the ER.  


Personally as a massage therapist I try to stay away from oils that have scents especially in pregnancy because you never know if they will cause a mother an issue or not (i.e. allergies or nausea).

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