The Value of Aromatherapy during pregnancy With careful use, aromatherapy is a natural therapy that’s great to use during pregnancy, throughout labour and also in the months following the birth. First of all, what exactly is aromatherapy? Aromatherapy is basically the therapeutic use of essential oils. Essential oils are the fragrant parts of a plant which have properties that can help us physically and emotionally. The most popular way to apply these oils is through massage, and this increases the effects of the oils by greatly relaxing body and mind. Essential oils can also be used..