It is estimated that up to 90% of women now use natural therapies, for relaxation and to relieve the aches and pains of pregnancy or to aid progress and ease pain in labour. However, it’s important to use them carefully – just because they’re natural doesn’t mean they’re safe for everyone. Many – aromatherapy oils and herbs in particular – should be avoided in pregnancy unless prescribed by a qualified practitioner.
Many of our past students have joined our Licensed Consultancy scheme
and set up their own private practices offering specialist services such as moxibustion for breech, natural induction for post-dates pregnancy or nausea and vomiting.
Each therapy is a professional discipline in its own right, taking several years to learn. Our courses cover a small aspect of each therapy, applying it specifically to midwifery practice, subject to managerial approval, local clinical guidelines and indemnity insurance cover.