Perineal Massage Oil
Research shows that using perineal massage techniques for the final weeks prior to birth can significantly reduce the risk of tearing or an episiotomy during labor.
Almond oil is an ideal lubricant for perineal massage because it will not immediately absorb into the skin allowing for a longer lubrication period.
Mommy Care’s perineal massage oil is made from Sweet Almond oil and has a naturally light and delicate fragrance ideal for the pregnant woman.
Usage Instructions: It is recommended to massage perineum after bath. Use a small amount of oil on your fore and middle fingers to massage the perineum.
Preparation: Find a comfortable and relaxing space where you can comfortably lie down or sit. Have a clean towel or cloth handy.
Cleanliness: Wash your hands thoroughly before beginning the massage.
Application: Dispense a small amount of perineal oil onto your fingertips. You can warm the oil between your hands before applying for a more soothing experience.
Massage Technique: Gently massage the oil into the perineal area using circular motions. Start with light pressure and gradually increase as tolerated.
Relaxation: Take this time to relax and connect with your body. Focus on your breathing and try to release any tension in the muscles.
Frequency: For best results, aim to do perineal massages regularly, especially in the weeks leading up to childbirth.
Communication: Inform your healthcare provider or birth attendant that you have perineal oil available and would like to use it during labor.
Comfort: During labor, you may wish to have your birth partner or support person apply the perineal oil for you.
Application: Your support person can gently massage the oil onto the perineal area between contractions to help lubricate and prepare the area for childbirth.
Focus: Try to remain as relaxed as possible during this time. Deep breathing and focusing on the task at hand can help reduce stress and tension.
Guidance: Follow any specific instructions provided by your healthcare provider regarding the use of perineal oil during labor.
Remember, it's always advisable to consult with your healthcare provider before using any products, including perineal oils, especially during the delicate process of labor and childbirth.