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Old 06-13-2005, 07:42 PM - Thread Starter
 
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A woman I work with mentioned that a mid-wife told her that the herb mix "Clary Sage" helps relax a woman in labor--- and in the final days of pregnancy can actually help bring on labor. I'm only 36 weeks so I'm staying away from it for now... but I did pick some up at the co-op the other day in hopes that it might come in handy around the due date or during labor. Now, I just need someone who knows what to do with it.

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Nevah heard of it - let us know what you find out
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I love Clary Sage, it smells yummy, and is supposed to be 'uplifting' and helpful for moods. have stayed away from it during pregnancy, think it was on a list of things not to use, but hadn't heard about anything with labor. I'll google and see if I can find anything.

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I googled "clary sage for labor" and this is just a sample of what I got! ***AND, I also *did* see warnings to NOT use during pregnancy, *except* for during labor.

http://www.moondragon.org/aromatherapy/aromabirth.html
"CLARY-SAGE
This essential oil must not be confused with sage. Don't use sage for the baby's sake - it leaves too high toxic residues in the body. Clary sage is a milder version, although still should be used with care.

Helps respiratory, muscular, and uterine systems.
Mild analgesic.
Facilitates birth; uterine tonic.
Euphoric.
Helps breathing by calming the lower part of the spinal cord."

http://www.naturesgift.com/childbirth.htm (there's also an interesting study noted on this page.)
"The list below came from a Doula in British Columbia:
Clary Sage-relieves tension, brings on labor, helps with expelling afterbirth
Geranium Rose-enhances circulation and is good for labor management techniques which focus on breathing
Jasmine-dulls uterine pain, strengthens contractions, promotes birth and increases milk supply. Excellent when mixed with lavender and a carrier oil of Evening Primrose and Vit. E for perinial and cervical massage
Lavender-dulls and eases uterine pain but also increases the strength of contractions while calming the mother. Great for reducing stretch marks!
Myrrh- speeds labor, opens cervix
Neroli-reduces fear, tension, insomnia, apprehension, anxiety
Rose-cleansing effect on the uterus, antidepressant, softens ligaments (easier to open pelvis to push for larger babies and smaller Mamas)"
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Ohhh, I've got to get me some of that, too.

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So what do you do with those things - like lavendar, myhrr, rose, etc.? Do you eat them?
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They are essential oils which you can buy at the pharmacy - just like homeopathic remedies and mix them for massage with a carrier oil such as sweet almond oil or for burning or put in the bath - my fav - lavendar is great in the bath - look on the website posted by pellifolli and you'll find out what to do.

I have homeopathic remedies if anyone is interested - last time for me collophollum really helped and it is the homeopathic equivalent of RLT - you just have to rely on dh a little to give you the stuff!! Much better than the pic anyway!!

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