About the course
Essential Oils for the Birth Kit CEU© is a complete online training course developed for birth professionals, including midwives, doulas, birth educators and most massage therapists and chiropractors who would like to learn how to safely and effectively use essential oils.
Participants will learn how to address the most common symptoms during childbearing, including: morning sickness, indigestion, fatigue, stretch marks, labor pain, teething and colic. Clinical topics such as managing GBS and elevated blood pressure during labor, and adapting essential oils for a medicated birth are included.
All participants who complete the course and pass the five quizzes will receive CEUs and a certificate of completion.
Certifying organizations include:
Midwifery Education Accreditation Council- MEAC- 0.6 CEU
American College of Nurse-midwives- ACNM- 0.5 CEU
Oregon Midwifery Council- OMC- 5 CEU
*Other boards, such as those for chiropractors and massage therapists may also approve these credentials.
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:
Participants will walk away feeling confident and prepared to integrate essential oils into their birth experience or professional work.
Essential Oils for the Birth Kit is:
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.
Blend for placenta separation
Basil, clary sage, lavender. Use one drop each in 1-2 teaspoons of carrier oil and gently apply to abdomen to encourage placenta separation after the baby has been delivered.