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Aromatherapy uses concentrated plant oils, usually administered in massage, water or by inhalation. When you smell the aromas, chemicals in the oils pass to the lungs and round the body and have various physical and emotional effects. Many oils should not be used when pregnant or breastfeeding.

Regular antenatal aromatherapy or massage has been shown to ease labour pain, reduce stress hormones and increase birth hormones. Many maternity units now offer aromatherapy for childbirth.

For an information leaflet on Aromatherapy in pregnancy see our shop.

Who teaches our aromatherapy courses?

Denise Tiran is the leading authority on midwifery aromatherapy. Her Masters research on the safety of pregnancy aromatherapy led to her developing an aromatherapy degree at the University of Greenwich. She has taught over 2000 midwives, in the UK and overseas and has assisted over 40 maternity units to introduce aromatherapy in the NHS. Denise is author of Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice (2016) and Complementary Therapies in Maternity Care, an evidence-based approach (2018).
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What’s different about Expectancy’s aromatherapy course for midwives?

This is the definitive course, from an international expert with over 25 years’ experience of teaching aromatherapy to midwives. The course enables you to implement aromatherapy in the NHS within the parameters of midwifery registration, the NMC Code and institutional use. We combine enjoyable practical work with serious academic and professional debate on safety, accountability and evidence-based practice.

Our Aromatherapy and Massage in Midwifery courses

Our 2-day Introduction to Aromatherapy in Midwifery course prepares you to introduce aromatherapy in the NHS, or in private practice within our Licensed Consultancy scheme. We also offer a 2-day Advanced Aromatherapy follow-on course.

Our 2-day Introduction to Massage course prepares you to perform full body massage and to treat specific discomforts in pregnancy and the postnatal period.

In-house aromatherapy courses: the Introduction to Aromatherapy in Midwifery course can be delivered in your own maternity unit or university, in the UK and overseas.

Introduction to Aromatherapy in Midwifery

Aromatherapy in Midwifery 2-day courses:  

Academic year 2019-2020: 18th and 19th January  2020 /  11th and 12th July 2020 £120 

Academic year 2020 - 2021: 17th and 18th October 2020 / 16th and 17th January 2021 / 5th and 6th June 2021 £132 

Introduction to Massage in Pregnancy 2-day courses: 

Academic year 2019-2020: 22nd and 23rd February £372

Academic year 2020 - 2021: 21st and 22nd November; 6th and 7th March 2021 £384  

In-houses courses: If you're interested in having the Introduction to Aromatherapy 2-day  RCM-accredited course in your own unit, contact us for more information. Also NEW! 2-day course on Aromatherapy and Acupressure for Post-dates Pregnancy 

NEW FOR 2020! Certificate in Midwifery Aromatherapy  commences 19th and 20th September 2020. Ten-day programme enables you to specialise in aromatherapy and massage for pregnancy and birth. Suitable for use in NHS or private practice. Selection process commences January 2020. £1950 Combine with our Licensed Consultancy to enable you to work in private practice £3750

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