Leading the way in maternity complementary therapies

Since 2004, Expectancy has provided the academic training that midwives need in order to use complementary therapies safely and effectively.

Two decades on, Expectancy remains unique worldwide – the only company dedicated to offering professional academic courses to teach midwives and birth workers to offer complementary therapies in their care of expectant and birthing parents.

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Denise Tiran

Expectancy was founded by Dr Denise Tiran HonDUniv FRCM MSc RM, an internationally acclaimed authority on maternity complementary therapies. Denise pioneered complementary therapies as a midwifery specialism in the 1980s and at the University of Greenwich, where she developed one of the UK’s first complementary therapy degrees. She has treated almost 6000 pregnant women, taught courses for over 4000 midwives and helped around 100 NHS trusts to introduce complementary therapy services. She has undertaken several research studies, published many books and written guidelines for practice for the Royal College of Midwives. She regularly teaches in Japan, Hong Kong and elsewhere overseas.

Denise was awarded a prestigious Fellowship from the Royal College of Midwives in 2018 and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Greenwich in 2020 in recognition of her 40 years’ work in this specialist field.

In addition to designing and delivering our academic courses, Denise created Expectancy’s signature Licensed Consultancy to prepare and support midwives to develop their own businesses offering maternity complementary therapies.


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Denise Tiran

Expectancy was founded by Dr Denise Tiran HonDUniv FRCM MSc RM, an internationally acclaimed authority on maternity complementary therapies. Denise pioneered complementary therapies as a midwifery specialism in the 1980s and at the University of Greenwich, where she developed one of the UK’s first complementary therapy degrees. She has treated almost 6000 pregnant women, taught courses for over 4000 midwives and helped around 100 NHS trusts to introduce complementary therapy services. She has undertaken several research studies, published many books and written guidelines for practice for the Royal College of Midwives. She regularly teaches in Japan, Hong Kong and elsewhere overseas.

Denise was awarded a prestigious Fellowship from the Royal College of Midwives in 2018 and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Greenwich in 2020 in recognition of her 40 years’ work in this specialist field.

In addition to designing and delivering our academic courses, Denise created Expectancy’s signature Licensed Consultancy to prepare and support midwives to develop their own businesses offering maternity complementary therapies.


Read Denise’s blog