Anything else I should add?
Just wondering about some items on my hospital list.
[b:3t5ojn7k]1. Arnica tablets -
2. Lavender oil for bath. Nice combined with tea tree.
3. Big bottle of witch hazel. [/b:3t5ojn7k]
Can you get these things in chemists or does it have to be a health food shop?
Also what oil for perineal massage? (don't know if I'll be brave enough to do it, also not sure I can still reach
I got the arnica and lavender on birthease.co.uk but I'd imagine they're available in most health shops.
I got witch hazel in the health shop, took me a while to find a health shop that had it, have never seen it in a chemist.
I got tea tree oil - also good for bath and stitches healing and that is easy to get
mcccabes pharmacies are good - the bigger ones
and big boots too - that is where I got the tea tree oil
I also got arinca tablets - very cheap in boots
you cant put cream on stitches
arinca reduces swelling and bruising so the tablets are fine
also for the massage
sweet almond oil - 3 euros in a health food store
fortunatly my hubby is helping me with the massage
I just cannot reach myself!
good luck xx
u should be able to get all these things in a chemist. im a pharmacist. if they dont stock them usually they should be able to order them and have them in next day for u. most pharmacies work this way.
I got the lavender oil and tee tree oil in Boots at the weekend (they are doing 3 for 2 on the essential oils at the moment).
I also got a bottle of witch hazel in boots and it's really inexpensive..
Sorry can't help with the arnica tablets - but am sure boots will do them too!!
Hi girlies, just wondering - even though I'm sure its an old wives tale now especially since missy bride is a pharmacist, but I thought you weren't to use lavender oil when your preggers as it can slow the babies heartbeat? I can't remember who even told me...
Girls - just my tuppence worth - lavender is ok to user once you dont Over Dose on it - if using it in the bath - use 6 drops of Essential oil in TOTAL - so if your using another oil with it - combined they shouldnt exceed 6 drops. Jasmine is great also for helping with strenghtening contractions.
I think its clary sage that makes the baby sleepy not lavender !!!