Last night I several doulas, massage therapists, midwives, nurses and birthing and lactation consultants at a wonderful event in Manhattan on essential oils. I've got to say, I never gave much thought to ways in which scents, aromatherapy could help a pregnant and laboring woman other than to lift her spirits to relax her, to calm her. Learning about the healing properties of essential oils was really wonderful and informative. I cant' wait to learn more and incorporate them into my practice.
Be sure to read this article from Doula Training International, Essential Oils 101 for Doulas and Mothers.