My daughter was born August 13,2014. I was the happiest Mom on the planet. The labor was only 3-4 hours and the delivery was nice and easy (a first for me). All those essential oils and chiropractic care really made a difference this time around! Now I know what people mean when they say it’s easy to push a baby out. I did have her in a hospital and I did get the epidural after my water broke at 6 centimeters. No pitocin and I actually had them administer a very small dose of the epidural. I wanted to feel the pressure to push. It was the perfect combination of medical and natural. I guess as a third time mom I have something figured out
Meet Julie Iris 7 pounds 14 ounces. Now the after care for the baby was not the most pleasant. That is for another post. I felt like I was in baby prison. When I finally was able to bust out of the hospital the next day she had lost over a pound. The real work began at home. After about 5-7 days I noticed a bad smell from the belly button. The hospital nurses now recommend no cleaning of the umbilical cord after birth. I’m not sure that is such a great idea. My daughter developed an umbilical granuloma as a result.
I never took a picture of it. But you can google it and it is pretty obvious. It is a small ball of pink tissue sticking out where the belly button is suppose to heal. When the dried umbilical cord fell off on day 7 I new there was a problem. I had never seen or heard of anything like this. Turns out it is an infection/ inflammation and it does ‘t heal properly. Great for not cleaning the wound right?!?! I wasn’t having her seen until we moved to Florida so I began looking for natural alternatives.
I first started the hydrogen peroxide treatment. I did this 2 times a day for 4-5 days. I saw a little improvement but I noticed her skin around the button was red and bothered by it. Babies are sensitive and it seemed like it hurt a little. I applied calendula around the redness and that helped a little.
I kept researching more and more. I spent hours online at night when I should have been sleeping. I didn’t want to end up doing the chemical agent that burned it off. I was going to try the salt treatment next and then I started looking into essential oils for this issue.
I thought why not give it a shot and my mommy instincts kept pulling me towards using it. I love mommy instincts. Men will never understand that one! Here is the essential oil blend.
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