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This unique Diploma, with 20 study days taken over one or two academic years, offers a flexible study programme preparing you to use complementary therapies in pregnancy and birth, both in private practice or in the NHS.

A shorter version, our Certificate in Midwifery Complementary Therapies is also available, with ten study days taken over one academic year. This can be delivered in your own maternity unit or university, in the UK and overseas.

Who teaches our Diploma and Certificate programmes?

Our senior tutors are all midwives with full qualifications in the therapies they teach and with experience of teaching at higher education level, who have practised their therapies in the NHS and privately for several years.
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Here’s what our past students say:

The Diploma in Midwifery Complementary Therapies has been fantastic, worth every penny! I’ve been able to enhance my career, adopt the use of complementary therapies safely within the NHS, establish a specialist post-dates pregnancy clinic and secure funding for research and training through an award grant. None of this would have been possible without Expectancy’s course. Tara Pauley, midwife, Hinchinbrooke Hospital, Cambridgeshire

How does it work?

There are two introductory days and two compulsory days on professional and scientific aspects of complementary therapies. You also choose four 4-day modules from a selection:

  • Aromatherapy and massage in midwifery
  • Introduction to reflexology in midwifery
  • Clinical hypnosis for childbirth
  • Advanced manual techniques (massage and reflexology)
  • Options module: post-dates pregnancy, moxibustion, nausea and vomiting, herbs and homeopathy, advanced hypnosis, advanced aromatherapy (choose 4 days)

In-house courses: the 10-day Certificate in Maternity Complementary Therapies can be delivered in your own maternity unit or university.

Academic year 2019-2020:  £2850 including VAT

Compulsory study days: 15th and 16th September; 19th and 20th October; 8th December 2019; 19th July 2020

Other dates depend on module choices 

Applications: Our selection process commences 3rd January 2019

Further Information

All our study days are held at weekends in Shoreditch, north London

Contact for more details or to arrange a telephone consultation with our Educational Director, Denise Tiran, to see if the programme suits your needs.

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