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Practical Evidence Based Professional

Empowering Birthing Professionals with Self-Paced Aromatherapy Training Grounded in Evidence

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Why Choose Aromatherapy for Childbirth?

A comprehensive, evidence-based learning experience that empowers you with knowledge and skill. Accredited by the International Federation of Aromatherapists (IFA), our course offers a blend of theoretical understanding and practical application, ensuring you are equipped with the expertise to safely and effectively work with essential oils. With interactive modules, access to seasoned professionals, and a focus on evidence-driven practices, our course stands out for its commitment to quality education.

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IFA Accredited Course Material

7 CPD Points on Certification

Expert Advice & High-Quality Organic Products

Versatile Self-Paced Learning

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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 eLearning platform

Our course is accredited by the International Federation of Aromatherapists (IFA) and formerly accredited by Royal College of Midwives (RCM). 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.

Advice & Support

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

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

The study day and eCourse blend the wisdom, passion and experience of our founders: Lindsay Woodman, an IFA-trained aromatherapist, with registered and practicing midwife, Jude Davis. We provide a fresh approach in quality training which is safe, inspirational, empowering, and accredited by the Royal College of Midwives and the IFA.

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Becky Warboys - York & Scarborough Branch RCM Learning Representative

"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 unitwith more midwives on the list for the next training. We can’t waitto get our policy ratified now!"
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Why Learn With Us?

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Accredited by the IFA

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


Practical Course

✚ 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


Evidence-Based Curriculum

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.


Experienced Tutors

In this study day or eCourse 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!


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!

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Meet Our Aromatherapy Experts

Our team of aromatherapy experts at AFC Group is dedicated to providing you with expert advice and high-quality organic products. Meet our team today and learn more about how we can help you find your calm.

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Aromatherapy Expert




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Practicing Midwife

Aromatherapy for childbirth aromatherapist and massage therapist Lindsay Woodman


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How Aromatherapy Can Help You Find Your Calm

Promotes Relaxation

Aromatherapy can help promote relaxation and reduce stress levels. Our high-quality organic essential oils are perfect for promoting calm and relaxation.

Reduces Stress & Anxiety

Our pure essential oils are also great for reducing stress and anxiety levels. Try our lavender  or frankincense essential oils and experience the benefits for yourself.

Promotes Restful Sleep

Aromatherapy can also help promote restful sleep. Our lavender essential oil is perfect for promoting relaxation and restful sleep.

Boosts Mood & Energy Levels

Our essential oils can also help boost mood and energy levels. Try our peppermint or mandarin essential oils and experience the benefits for yourself.

"Aromatherapy without massage is like an Orchestra without a conductor ." - Robert Tisserand

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