Aromatherapy for Childbirth aims to:
Provide practical and theoretical knowledge to enable midwives to sensitively use a limited number of essential oils in a variety of ways. To do so with clear guidance to ensure safe, effective application of aromatherapy within midwifery practice.
Increase the midwife’s skill base for working on the holistic level with women.
Broaden midwives understanding and women’s access to alternative methods of managing the experience of childbirth. Including an introduction to massage and active birth techniques.
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.
The course is written for Midwives and Student Midwives, and is also for Doulas, Student Doulas and Maternity/Health Care Assistants.
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.
Following the course, if the Trust employing you 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.
For those working in Trusts without provision of Aromatherapy in maternity care, we aim to support you in your efforts as you work towards introducing it.
* As you sign up for this event, please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) your postal address to the organisers so that we can forward you your lovely, easy, gentle, fun 'course prep' * This will be sent to you 2 weeks before the event (if the booking is prior to this date).
Getting there information
There is no parking at the Barkantine so public transport best option! Although there is some on street parking due to this course being on a Sunday, spaces are not always avaialable.
Nearest stations are
Canary Wharf and South Quay DLR
The walk from there is a 10 minute walk, or busses from there:
135 or D3 towards Crossharbour or D7 towards Poplar all stop outside the Barkantine Clinic.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Please bring a packed lunch or there are takeaway outlets or a Tesco nearby. We will provide a selection of hot drinks and biscuits.
There will be a shop of Essential Oils and Diffusers available, should you wish to make use of this, including complete kits at 10% discount. The pricelist will be included in your homework letter or can be sent via email on request.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Via the Facebook Aromatherapy for Childbirth page.
Text or phone Lindsay on 07748 970986 or Jude on 0750 6689697
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Please bring it electronically on your phone or printed out.
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 incurred