Aromatherapy is increasingly incorporated into midwifery practice, particularly in midwife-led units. It is the most commonly used therapy by midwives and birthing practitioners but access to up-to-date safety information is limited. Almost 90% of women may be using complementary therapies during pregnancy and birth and so it is very important that midwives are aware of safe and appropriate use based on contemporary evidence. This book covers safety, effectiveness, evidence, benefits and risks, and legal, ethical and professional issues related to incorporating aromatherapy into maternity care. Useful charts and tables are included for quick reference in clinical practice, making this is the ultimate handbook for using aromatherapy in midwifery practice.
The scientific basis behind aromatherapy, including relevant anatomy and physiology, chemistry and pharmacology are covered, as well as a critical appraisal of the contemporary research evidence supporting the use of aromatherapy in maternity care. Essential oil profiles of the oils that can be safely used in pregnancy, birth and postnatally are also included.
Jessica Kingsley Publishers; July 2016
- ISBN 9780857012357
- Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
- Title: Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice
- Author: Denise Tiran
Imprint: Singing Dragon
In The Press
Denise Tiran's book, Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice, is a must for anyone who provides aromatherapy or is looking to set up an aromatherapy service for women going through pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period. The author recognises the developing popularity of implementing an aromatherapy service in midwifery care. This book can support midwives in achieving this safely from developing the initial business case to supporting midwives in fulfilling their Revalidation requirements set out by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). It has built on her previous books and has been updated to include current NMC guidance and discusses current research undertaken in this subject.
About The Author
Denise Tiran MSc RM PGCEA is a midwifery lecturer, complementary practitioner and an international authority on maternity complementary medicine. She is Educational Director of Expectancy, the leading provider of accredited courses for midwives on aromatherapy and other complementary therapies. Denise is also editor of the acclaimed Bailliere's Midwives' Dictionary, now in its 13th edition. She lives in London.