Essential Oils in Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a vulnerable time for both the pregnant parent and developing baby. Information regarding the use of botanicals to address common pregnancy concerns ranges from using essential oils all the time to recommendations to avoid all botanical extracts because the exact safety of the botanicals has not yet been established.
Reality sits in between those two extremes, with both anecdotal and traditional evidence as well as clinical evidence to support essential oil use. People can have confidence that appropriate essential oil use during pregnancy is both safe and effective.
This course is for health care professionals, pregnancy support professionals, or lay people with an interest in the safe use of essential oils during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. The course covers essential oils that need to be avoided, as well as which essential oils have positive safety records. There will be a focus on clinical evidence for essential oil efficacy during pregnancy as well as suggestions for other appropriate essential oils to use for specific pregnancy concerns.
By the end of the course, students will feel confident in their ability to address common pregnancy challenges using safe and appropriate essential oils during all stages of pregnancy, from the first trimester through the postpartum period.
Essential oil safety in pregnancy:
General cautions for using botanicals in pregnancy, environmental vs. medicinal exposure, essential oils to avoid in pregnancy
Essential oil safety in pregnancy:
Safe application of essential oils during pregnancy
When and how to use essential oils safely in pregnancy
Using essential oils to address specific pregnancy concerns
Choosing appropriate essential oils for pregnancy discomforts.
Meet Your Instructor
Sherilyn Siegmund-Roach fell in love with essential oils when she spent a week in the hospital after a serious horseback riding accident. The nurse introduced her to aromatherapy when her pain levels were too high despite receiving intravenous pain medications.
She went on to study aromatherapy to become a certified clinical aromatherapist.
Her continuing herbal and aromatherapy studies focus on aromatherapy for pregnancy, children, hospice and palliative care, and animal aromatherapy. She consults, writes, and teaches for both online herbal and aromatherapy schools. Her passion for botanical remedies in all forms supports her on-going efforts to integrate herbal and aromatherapy wisdom to support her family’s and clients’ wellness.
Prior to becoming an aromatherapist, Sherilyn taught math and science in public schools in both rural and urban Alaska for 24 years. She currently resides in Tennessee with her husband, dog, and cat. She is actively involved with her children and grandchildren, who all live in different states.
Are there prerequisites?
This course is open for anyone looking to deepen their knowledge and experience working with aromatherapy.
Does this course offer CE hours for aromatherapists?
The course does provide CE hours or CPD hours for most aromatherapy associations.
Are you an approved school by a professional aromatherapy organization?
Yes, we are an approved school through the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. This course will provide you with 15 CE Hours.
What supplies are required?
No supplies are required for this course.
Is this course all online?
Yes. This class will be taught via live streaming with students from all over the world. If you are unable to attend live, we will be recording the classes and they will be available for you in our online platform.
Did you say I have access to the course for Life?
Yes, once you register for an online course, it is yours for life of the program!
Can I sign up if I don’t live in the United States?
Yes! We have students from all over the world taking courses with us. The presentation is in English.