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Practical Evidence Based
Professional Training


What We Do

Aromatherapy for Childbirth equips midwives, doulas and other birth workers with ready-to-practice confidence and competence to apply aromatherapy for women in labour.

Study anytime, anywhere with our online learning platform  e-course.

This course is  accredited by Royal College of Midwives (RCM) International Federation of Aromatherapists (IFA). The IFA awards 7 CPD points for completing our course. 

Evidence-based, safety-conscious, affordable and fun.  This course is accessible yet will get you thinking in the refreshing dynamic way that aromatherapy can.  Always developing and expanding our knowledge, our study days are continually updated in view of new ideas and evidence.

Working with individuals or with NHS Trusts to set up or to revive their aromatherapy use within maternity care settings we offer advice and support with guidelines freely available to attendees.

Participants especially enjoy the massage training, reading materials and a varied teaching approach which facilitates finely-tuned care for the complex needs of women in childbirth.

This study day and e-course blends the wisdom, passion and experience of Lindsay Woodman, a International Federation of Aromatherapy (IFA) trained aromatherapist with registered and practicing midwife Jude Davis to provide a fresh approach in quality training which is inspirational, empowering and accredited by the Royal College of Midwives and the IFA.


The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is the UK’s professional organisation and trade union ran by and for midwives, and to which most UK midwives belong. It aims is to promote quality and professional standards in midwifery.

In gaining accreditation from the RCM we demonstrate that our study day and e-course has been rigorously assessed for quality and evaluated to ensure it is relevant for practising midwives and meets professional standards.

We are delighted to have been approved for Australian College of Midwives CPD Endorsement. A big welcome to all new Australian midwives, doulas, students & birth workers!

The International Federation of Aromatherapists (IFA) has externally assessed both our study day and e-course and found them to meet the Qualifications Credit Framework (QCF) standards.

The IFA, a worldwide professional body, established in 1985, awards qualifications, regulates and registers globally qualified and regulated aromatherapists who engage in evidence-based practice for the safety of the public.

For those of you collecting points, completion of our Aromatherapy for Childbirth course earns you 7 CPD points.

Evidence based clinical and holistic Aromatherapy practice is developing at a fast rate and is an exciting field to work in.

Our curriculum encompasses searches of the literature and guidance from The Nursing and Midwifery Council, and other sources of information.  The art of traditional aromatherapy methods blend with the evidence to inform the safe and effective use of essential oils.

  • Become proficient in the use of 5 essential oils & carrier oils
  • Respond to the complex needs of women in labour
  • Individualise treatments using varied applications
  • Give & receive therapeutic massage
  • Active birth techniques & acupressure
  • Printed reference manual or e-books if learning online
  • Techniques sensitive to birth workers environment
  • Case study exercises
  • Blend oils for the physical & psychological aspects of childbirth
  • Safe, effective, legal & ethical

In this study day or e-course you will experience the expertise, enthusiasm and varied teaching techniques of two experienced tutors. A practicing and award winning midwife and a holistic aromatherapist, consultant and international examiner with over 20 years experience.


“I was delighted with the York training day. The day was so
enjoyable and went so quickly. It has left a huge buzz in the unit
with more midwives on the list for the next training. We can’t wait
to get our policy ratified now!”


Becky Warboys

York & Scarborough Branch RCM Learning Representative

“This course is excellent. In depth and very practical information to use with women during childbirth. Everything gets to the point which is great because it means they are able to cover loads… I highly recommend it.”



“An excellent day! Really good mix of theory and practical. I feel equipped to use these 5 essential oils in my practice and in fact did so at a birth the very next day! I also love the very comprehensive handbook … brilliant!”


Annie Robertson



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