Pregnant women to benefit from new aromatherapy service

A new aromatherapy service has been launched at the Lister’s Diamond Jubilee Maternity Unit, the aim of which is to help improve the experience of women during labour and birth.

The service is being offered to women giving birth in the unit’s midwife-led unit and uses a variety of essential oils to help women relax, and improve physical and psychological well-being during labour and birth.  Aromatherapy oils can be administered by inhalation or in combination with other therapies, such as massage or compresses.