Midwifery Education Accreditation Council- MEAC- 0.5 CEU
American College of Nurse-midwives- ACNM- 0.5 CEU
Oregon Midwifery Council- OMC- 5 CEU
Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine- OBNM- 0.5 CEU
What is included:
This e-course is beautifully presented in a series of eight colorful modules accompanied by audio-visual recordings, averaging 30 minutes in length. Each module is enriched by photographs, research citations, charts, and simple essential oil formulations.
Students have access to downloadable course materials, including: a digital version of our 14-page guidebook with safety instructions, quality guidelines, bibliography, usage charts, monographs for 17 essential oils, a DIY Blends for the Birth Kit hand-out, and five interactive online quizzes. Those who pass the quizzes qualify for certification.
Participants will walk away feeling confident and prepared to integrate essential oils into their birth experience or professional work.
Module 1: Fundamentals
This e-course begins with an in-depth introduction to essential oil therapy that includes an overview of historical uses, schools of thinking from modern schools of aromatherapy, essential oil attributes and their clinical effects on physiology, and criteria for determining essential oil quality.
Module 2: Applications and Dosing
Module two provides a clinical explanation and examples for using the three main essential oil applications: aromatic, topical, and internal. Topics covered include: dosing, modes of applications, and the safe and effective use of carriers.
Module 3: Safety in Maternity
Module three covers guidelines for the safe application of essential oils during each phase of pregnancy. Areas of focus include: general safety, potential toxicity, therapeutic actions, herb-drug interactions, and contraindications for use during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum.
What People Are Saying
"I really, really enjoyed the course! It has opened my eyes up completely to the world of oils and I feel so much more confident in using them for pregnancy, birth, postpartum and on infants. This course is invaluable to anyone who wishes to use oils in the Birth Kit and for infants. It has truly enhanced my desire to treat people holistically and as naturally as possible." -Megan Lee, Nurse Midwife and doula