The Therapeutic Range Of Essential Oil Use In Birth Is Altered By:

Three Levels Of Engagement: One Mission

The Essential Oils Department at Brilliant Birth Academy is committed to increasing safe essential oil use in birth through our full length Essential Oils Birth Consultant Certification Course, our Essential Oils In Birth Safety Workshop (A Free Online Training Intensive For Doulas and Midwives) and our four premium masterclasses on oil safety. 

Free Masterclasses In Essential Oil Safety

The dose is affected by absorption rates of oils in labor, which is a major reason even experienced oil users have reactions in labor. There’s also a wild card category that’s important to know about: levels I & IV Allergic Contact Dermatitis (immediate & delayed hypersensitivity). Even if the dose and absorption are safe, the mother can still have a reaction between her immune system and the oil. You’ll learn what a reaction might look and feel like (it’s signs and symptoms), how long it will most likely manifest for, which types of reactions get better with time and which ones get worse. The different types of reactions also respond to different first aid measures—so all proper first aid training should start here: with the causes, types, and signs of adverse reaction.

Go To The Adverse Reaction Masterclass

Learn the most common ways adverse reactions to oils are caused in birth and what to do if there is an adverse reaction in labor or delivery. Course includes the download resource a ‘cheat-sheet’ of high risk allergenic essential oils. Learn the evidence-based procedures for addressing irritations or allergies to essential oil adverse reactions. Professional guidelines for essential oil first-aid are presented according to the different routes of exposure, plus get printed reference guides for quick reference. You’ll also learn the commonly recommended ‘first-aid’ remedies which studies have surprisingly found to be ineffective. This course also addresses birth-specific considerations such as what to do when you’re in a hospital room without ventilation ability etc.

Go To The First Aid Master Class

Uninformed maternal oil use in water birth can result in newborns inhaling high doses of essential oils on the perineum or getting oils in their open eyes under water. This training will enable you to prevent adverse reactions in water birth. Essential oils are nonpolar/ lipophilic/non-water soluble and must be diluted in a fully effective emulsifier to avoid serious adverse reactions. This masterclass reviews commonly recommended substances (such as full-fat milk) which are not safe enough for the birth context, as well as our top-recommended dilution substance. You’ll also receive comprehensive, evidence-based temperature and salinity guidelines to ensure your client’s soothing water labor experience is as safe as it is relaxing. Learn how to transition a water labor bath to a safe birth space with our comprehensive safety protocols that explain why commonly-accepted oil safety guidelines are not safe enough for birth. Review the essential oils mom should never use in a water labor pool, and why, in our opinion, a baby should never be born directly into an oiled water pool.

Go To WaterBirth Safety Masterclass

This comprehensive, evidence-based safety training will enable you to quickly transition an oiled/aromatic labor space to a newborn-safe birth space. Discover the transdermal absorption and inhalation safety strategies that are more easily cleansed and cleared than the traditional application methods along with coaching techniques to guide mothers who often use oils without an awareness of how an oiled labor space can affect the physiological transition of the newborn.

Traditional safety guidelines are not conservative enough in a sensitive birth context; this masterclass comes with a quick reference guide for the effective removal of essential oils from skin surfaces, birthing supplies, and atmospheres.

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Essential Oil Use In Birth Is Here To Stay 

Respond to an Urgent Need

Research interviews and our analysis of adverse reaction reporting in birth suggest that adverse reactions are more common in birth even for experienced oil users.

Access Free Safety Training

Our premier safety trainings are a valuable resource for birthworkers who don’t use oils but require safety training for professional protection and management of client use.

Discover A Unique Therapeutic Range

The therapeutic range of safe and effective oil use in birth should be more conservative than traditional standards. Join the #brilliantoilspecrum movement with Brilliant Birth Academy.

Explore A Unique Certification

Designed to be a bridge between personal study and aromatherapy certification, this unique-to-birth course will certify you in an effective use of a limited range of the best oils for birth.

Essential Oils Birth Consultant Certification Course

The Essential Oils Birth Consultant Certification Course is an evidence-based safety certification with an emphasis on how birth affects traditionally recommended oil use. Discover conservative application strategies in this unique-to-birth oils training that will certify you in the safe and effective use of a limited range of the best oils for birth. This course is intended to compliment and not replace an aromatherapy certification.

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