Have you used of clary sage essential (Saliva sclarea) during childbirth?

Aromatherapy for Childbirth study days include the use of clary sage essential oil to help facilitate normalised birth. We now have a great resource of information in midwives, doulas and birth workers who have trained and witnessed the use of essential oils, also increasing numbers of  women who have given birth utilising the help of clary sage. There is very little information gathered on the effectiveness of essential oils during labour. We would love to tap into this pool of knowledge to help fine tune and develop the effectiveness of clary sage. Please share your important experience and knowledge if you have used clary sage or seen it used during labour. You don't need to be an expert! Thank you.

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* 1. Have you used clary sage with a labouring woman or have you used it on yourself during labour?

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* 2. Did you like the smell of clary sage?

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* 3. Did you think it helped the woman in labour to relax?

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* 4. Do you believe it helps contractions to be....  (you can tick more than one)

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* 5. Overall how much do you think clary sage helps women and labour.

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* 6. If you think clary sage can help labour why do you think it works?  Guesses are fine, you do not need to be an expert.

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* 7. How would you use clary sage during labour?

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* 8. Do you know of any contraindications - times when you should not use clary sage?  Please list any in the box below.

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* 9. Have you experienced clary sage essential oil physically or emotionally influencing others in the birth room beside the labouring woman?

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* 10. Overall do you think that when needed clary sage can be useful for women in labour?

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