Presentation Information

Stephanie McBride

Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice: Clinical Pearls

  • Speaker: Stephanie McBride , RH, CA
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 ACM CPD, 1 ACNM CEU, 0.1 Midwifery CEU

Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice: Clinical Pearls" will highlight the most important uses for aromatherapy during the perinatal period, from the moment of conception through the first month of postpartum. This discussion will begin with a short introduction to aromatherapy which will include the primary methods of essential oil application, a brief overview of why aromatherapy is an effective natural therapy, and key safety considerations that are unique for use during maternity.

Following the introduction, for each specific indication discussed, participants will learn the recommended method of application, essential oil options, safety considerations, dilution ratios, and frequency of application. These "clinical pearl" guidelines will be derived from overlapping evidence-based research, anecdotal evidence, and personal experience to ensure both safe and effective use. The presentation will end with practical advice on how to walk away being able to safely and effectively apply essential oils for at least 10 specific indications that are common during pregnancy, birth and postpartum.