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My Natural Mom & Newborn Checklist

July 19, 2014 16 Comments

My Natural Mom & Newborn Checklist

 

We're on red alert here, our very pregnant daughter in Colorado is now past her due date. Tiffany has decided to have a home birth and I'm excited, a little nervous too but I support her choice. I made some of our favorite blends for the blessed event and want share them with you because many are great for the day to day stuff. Well, short of packing the car and hitting the road I'm now ready for Hazel to make her grand debut, a fashionably late Cancer or will she be a Leo baby? :)

Make ahead remedies.

Make Salve! I have All Purpose Healing Salve for both mama and babe {diaper rash greatness} as well as Anti-Age Salve for mama's tummy and stitches if any are needed. Anti-Age Salve has Frankincense, Cypress and Lavender essential oils along with other organic ingredients like coconut oil, olive oil, gmo-free vitamin e and organic beeswax pastilles, the skin L O V E S it! I also switched up a 1 ounce jar of Naked Salve (essential oil free) by dripping in 6 drops of Frankincense and 2 drops of Rose for a gentle Nipple Salve should mama gets too sore or heaven forbid mastitis, a breast infection.

 

Labor and Birth

 

Note: I choose to invest in pure therapeutic grade EOs and, keep my other ingredients organic so that we can safely use them topically near babies, kids, adults and pets if needed. The next project is a must! Frozen Bliss! Pads are easy, affordable and an oh so healthy option to the standard TUCKS with alcohol. Keeping the pads cold will help reduce swelling, along with the wonderfully fragrant astringent properties of alcohol-free witch hazel and rosewater. All you need to do is wet down pads individually with witch hazel and rose water { you can use a 2 part witch hazel to 1 part rosewater ratio }, freeze and use as needed.

Books! This is my favorite reference: Essential Oils for Pregnancy and Birth by Stephanie Fritz LM, CPM. The author is a midwife who uses therapeutic grade essential oils in her practice, she offers invaluable information thru all stages of pregnancy to postpartum, you'll love it! I also love Valerie Worwood's Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child. Rather than turn this post into a novel, I'll summarize the other goodies on my Natural Mom and Baby Checklist by giving you the links to the "how to" blog posts: Fresh Cleanse! This was the latest addition to the Sexy Wellness line but so incredibly versatile as a facial wash or even a hand sanitizer (healthy option!). The more I use it the more I realize how exceptional it is, no really - it's amazing and not by my hand, it's the ingredients and how they work together.

One really awesome attribute is that there's no need to rinse yet it's naturally antibacterial and very moisturizing and, fragrant! Ultimate Skin Serum with Rose This is for mama, she deserves a dose of pure luxury however, the serum will also help with pregnancy mask and stretch marks. Umbilical Blend This time around I blended 10 drops of Myrrh with organic Emu oil in a 1/8 oz roller bottle. All Purpose Healing Spray A spray bottle protocol of Lavender, Melaleuca and Frankincense with alcohol-free witch hazel for owies like an episiotomy.

When the big day arrives.

Let's start with the setting. Mama will want things to be peaceful and calm if possible, diffusing will be a big help here. We'll use the Mirage diffuser because it has a 6 to 10 hour run time. Maybe Lavender and Bergamot for a relaxing, clean fragrance. Most mama's senses are especially acute during labor so keep the aromatics light but be ready for it, if mama decides she wants it out of the room, take it out of the room! lol Labor and Birth

Of course, I'll be packing my oils along when I get word from Colorado. Between my oils and Tiffany's collection, we'll have everything we need. There's just so much information to list regarding what essential oils you might want or need for labor and delivery so I'll leave you with a link to a prior blog post all about pure EOs and remedies suggested for pregnancy {click here} and, I would also encourage you to add the books I listed above to your library for good reference! One more thing before I close, as soon as possible after our beautiful bundle is born we love the tradition of anointing the top of a newborn's head with a drop of pure Frankincense for a spiritually centered life. I hope this is helpful.

I'm grateful for natural alternatives that enhance our lives, it's exciting to watch our little ones learn from their parents and embrace healthier choices, they love their oils!

See the entire line of Camp Wander Essential Oils, Salves, Serums and more in the CW Shop! FREE shipping in the USA - yay!

 

 




16 Responses

Carey C.
Carey C.

May 10, 2017

I love this! Love that you put together all of your remedies! I am trying to learn & love your blog! Safe travels & blessings on the new grandbaby and parents!

Laura
Laura

May 10, 2017

What great info. Your blog is always full of great stuff and so many great ideas on natural living. I love this <3

Lesa
Lesa

May 10, 2017

How exciting!! Travel safe when you do get the call. This is a good list that I will save so when the babies start coming again in our family I will be prepared. Thanks.

Laura
Laura

May 10, 2017

How did it go? Was this a 1st time home birth?

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Much love to you two!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Thanks Jenni, I’m excited to be part of the grand event! Come on down Hazel :)

Jenni
Jenni

May 10, 2017

LOVE this post!! How exciting! I had 2 home births and would have it NO other way-message me if you or your daughter have any questions-I have only positivity and encouragement on this subject! How lucky she is to have you!! Good luck and congrats!

Susan
Susan

May 10, 2017

You’re the BEST!! Congratulations to you & your family,Rebecca!!
Safe Journey,
Susan & DBoy

Lisa
Lisa

May 10, 2017

Rebecca, how often would you apply the umbilical blend?

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Amazing, we all loved the experience…especially my daughter!

Marti
Marti

May 10, 2017

I am pinning this for my second pregnancy! I had my first via a home water birth and wouldn’t have it any other way. How did it go?

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

We have a lot in common, including the nickname :)

Lisa Chadwick
Lisa Chadwick

May 10, 2017

I am excited for you, I too am waiting for my grand daughter her name is going to be Hazel also. I am going to call her Hazel Nut. I love your site and I am going to get some of this ready for my daughter too. Being a grandma is just tooooo much fun :)

kelly thomas
kelly thomas

May 10, 2017

Where do you get your labels? They are so cute.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

There are several options for organic emu oil available from Amazon or, I’ll have my favorite emu oil available in the CW Shop on the website this coming Friday! We’re almost open!

Elise
Elise

May 10, 2017

I am interested in making the umbilical blend. Where do you recommend purchasing the organic emu oil? Or, is there another carrier oil that could be substituted?

Thanks in advance!

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