Certain scents during pregnancy

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  1. Dragonfly

    Dragonfly Mother of 4

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    My friends just told me i should not be allowed near lavander and I have two of them glad things in each of my bathrooms lavender scented! :O says it can bring on early labour, I googled it and it does say in frst trimester not to use it can cause miscarriage but was shocked!

    I dont care they are going i am to early for labour. And ist there anything else I need to watch out for or some benefitiacial smells that pregnany women are allowed?
     
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    XKatX Well-Known Member

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    I never knew this! I have lavender in my garden and regularly pick bits of it just to smell. I adore the smell of fresh lavender!!!
     
  3. Dragonfly

    Dragonfly Mother of 4

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    I looked it up after she said that says its best to get rid of it an stay away. Suppose there are warnings on everything now for pregnant women though, I even had sudocream on my face this morning and in the first triester on my belly as it was itchy.
     
  4. nataliecn

    nataliecn Mommy to Grady and WTT!

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    i thought it was just the essential oils... but i'm not 100% sure...
     
  5. Pyrrhic

    Pyrrhic Well-Known Member

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    Lavender scents are fine. You aren't supposed to eat lavender, and you are supposed to only use it sparingly in your first trimester.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavender

    "Ingesting lavender should be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding.[2]."

    websites that promote using lavender when pregnant:

    https://pregnancy.more4kids.info/98/aromatherapy-during-pregnancy-and-labor/
    https://www.thinkbaby.co.uk/news/article/mps/uan/361
    https://aromatherapy.indianetzone.com/aromatherapy_pregnancy.htm

    tbh, just ask your MW if you're worried. I've used it through my whole pregnancy and the medical websites I've looked up have said there's no link to it causing any harm, but it's something where the effects are unknown.
     
  6. Blah11

    Blah11 ☼ Mummy to Amelie ☼

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    It's not the smell, it's the actual essential oil absorbing into your skin that you need to stay clear of!
     

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