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Aromatherapy for Childbirth - Galway - May 15th 2019

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National University of Ireland Galway

Upper Newcastle Road

Institute for Lifecourse and Society



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RCM accredited

This course will be taught by Lindsay Woodman and Jude Davis

Aromatherapy for Childbirth aims to:

  • Provide theoretical and practical learning to enable midwives, doulas and other birth workers to knowledgably use a limited number of essential oils with clients in a variety of ways. To do so with clear guidance to ensure safe, effective application of aromatherapy within midwifery practice.
  • Increase the skill base for working on the holistic level with women.
  • Broaden understanding and women’s access to alternative methods of managing the experience of childbirth.
  • Enable more women to enjoy positive effects of the application of essential oils, including therapeutic touch. Both of which, applied sensitively and appropriately may enhance relaxation and sense of wellbeing, encourage oxytocin release and possibly boost the potential for normality in childbirth.

Course for Midwives Student Midwives, Doulas, student Doulas Health and Maternity Care Assistants and other birth workers.

The teaching day provides detailed theoretical knowledge of 5 essential oils. A variety of applications will be practiced and discussed including how to safely blend a mixture for massage. Health and safety, legal and ethical issues will be covered. A reference manual will be provided for each student to ensure information is clearly retained regarding all that is taught in the course.

Please check out our feedback on Facebook Via the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AromatherapyforChildbirth, which is where you can also contact us for further information.

Inportant Notes:

1. Please note that the attendance of the whole day is necessary to achieve your certification as we have consolidation and assessment at the conclusion of the day

2. The course will start promptly at 9.00 am and continue at the specified times after breaks - please try to be early to ensure you do not miss content

3. Our course is not a 'cascade' training, it does not enable you to teach other professionals our course content - please get in touch if you are unclear and need more information about this

4. You are welcome to bring your own or buy from Saol Café which is in the Life Course Institute Building

Following the course, if the Trust you're working for supports the use of aromatherapy by trained midwives, then you may be able practice aromatherapy at work in the ways you have been taught in this course. However, this is not guaranteed as all Trusts have their own policies and some might have separate training you would need to complete. We will support you in your work to write a guildline and get a aromatherapy for childbirth up and running where it does not exisit.


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Students must bring proof of student status.


Galway city is served by an extensive public transport network linking Dublin, Shannon and Knock airports. This includes:

Irish Rail, offering 9 daily train transfers from Dublin City with travel time from 2 hours 10 minutes
Regular bus services operated by Bus Éireann, Go Bus and Citylink, with fully air-conditioned coaches equipped with free Wi-Fi. The motorway from Dublin Airport to Galway City allows for travel time from 2 hours 20 minutes, with direct bus services operating every half hour (Dublin Airport Terminal to Galway City Centre). Knock and Shannon Airports are currently serviced by Bus Éireann, expanding services to accommodate the growing number of passengers to each airport.


Free Parking beside the building: Permits will be organised for the P&R car park on campus on May 14th which is beside the Lifecourse Institute Building (ILAS). Entrance to the P&R car park is via Corrib Village Entrance, Upper Newcastle Road, Galway. Visitors must ensure to park in white lined spaces only and display permits at all times or cars will be clamped.


You are welcome to bring your own packed lunch. You can buy lunch from the Saol Café which is in the Life Course Institute Building. Menus will be provided for anyone who wishes to order their lunch in the morning to make service smoother at lunch time.


Rooms are available for those travelling far at the campus for either the night of 14th or 15th May, please get in touch for prices an availability

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Via the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AromatherapyforChildbirth

or via email at: aroma.midwife@gmail.com

What is the refund policy?

Cancelled bookings will be refunded minus a £15 admin fee, only if this is done no later than a full 2 weeks prior to the study day date. After that time tickets are non-refundable.

We are happy for you to find someone to take your place, but please let us know in plenty of time to ensure the correct details go onto the certificate (and extra fees are paid if appropriate).

In the unlikely event that we have to cancel a study day then we will give full refunds or transfer tickets to a future date if preferred. We will not, in this case, be liable for any other expenses incured

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