Lavendar During pregnancy?

QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I am currently 25 weeks pregnant and I find the only thing that helps me settle down at night is a bath.

I was just wondering if I was to have a lavender bath, will it put me into pre-term labor or affect my baby in any way?

Thanks for the help,
Katt

ANSWER

Not so far as I know, and anything that relaxes you is great in my book!

--Cynthia, CNM. PhD.

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Cynthia Flynn

Cynthia Flynn, CNM. PhD, is the General Director of the Family Health and Birth Center which provides prenatal, birth, postnatal, gynecological and primary health care to underserved women and their families in Washington, D.C. Recently Cynthia served as Associate Professor of Nursing at Seattle University. There she not only taught, but remained in full scope clinical midwifery practice at Valley Medical Center where she cared for pregnant and birthing women, and practices well-woman gynecology, family planning, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.

Cynthia founded Columbia Women's Clinic and Birth Center, where she took care of pregnant women and infants up to two weeks of age and attended both birth center and hospital births. Before Cynthia earned her CNM, she worked as a registered nurse in labor and delivery and postpartum and is a certified Doula and Doula trainer.