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vinaigrettegirl From: vinaigrettegirl Date: March 6th, 2011 09:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Clary sage is contraindicated in pregnancy. Organic chemicals are complex and cross the placental barrier. Wakey-upish safe in pregnancy will be orange, lemon, mandarin, or grapefruit.
perdita_fysh From: perdita_fysh Date: March 7th, 2011 09:35 am (UTC) (Link)
I thought it was supposed to be good for labour though?
k425 From: k425 Date: March 7th, 2011 01:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
It is. It helps with uterine contractions. (Which is why it's contraindicated at other points of pregnancy.)
j4 From: j4 Date: March 7th, 2011 08:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, sorry for the confusion, the clary sage is for labour (as recommended by midwife). I just won't bother with the oils etc until then -- like I say, not really that fussed about massage for its own sake (most girly 'pampering' stuff just makes me twitchy & irritable - further evidence that I am Not A Real Girl!), & addedentry is doing a good job of prodding my back in the right place when it's aching without the oils.

All those citrus fruits make me feel thirsty just thinking about them! :-} Grapefruit juice is something I am really missing (just too acidic given I'm getting so much heartburn anyway).
vinaigrettegirl From: vinaigrettegirl Date: March 7th, 2011 09:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
You can make a pretty easy grapefruit sorbet which won't kill your tummy. Grapefruit juice with 3-4 drops grapefruit essential oil (say, 1 cup), 1/2 c sugar syrup; beat 4 egg whites, mix it all together, freeze, mixing it up from time as it freezes. The egg white takes the edge off the acids. Taken in small amounts...
vinaigrettegirl From: vinaigrettegirl Date: March 7th, 2011 09:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not a cup of oil. A cup of juice.
j4 From: j4 Date: March 8th, 2011 10:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Sounds nice (raw egg, though...?) but I've never had any success with the sort of sorbet/ice-cream where you have to remember to keep stirring it as it freezes -- I just forget (or I'm out/asleep/etc) & it freezes solid.

Not too long before I can drink the juice again anyway, assuming the heartburn goes away when baby is no longer sitting on me... :)

(BTW do email & let me know when would be a good time for you to come round and exchange a car-seat for tea/cake/etc! :-) I'm off work after March 18th if that makes things easier...)
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