About Denise Tiran

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Denise Tiran MSc RM RGN ADM PGCEA, a practising midwife, university lecturer, complementary practitioner and author, is an acknowledged international expert in maternity complementary medicine, and Director of Expectancy Ltd. Previously, Denise worked as a midwifery tutor and then as Principal Lecturer at the University of Greenwich, London, where she developed one of the UK’s first practice-based degree programmes on complementary medicine. Her unique complementary therapies NHS antenatal clinic at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup, southeast London (1994-2004) was “Highly Commended” in the 2001 Prince of Wales’ Awards for Healthcare in London.

Denise has written several professional textbooks and over 40 journal papers, as well as two books for expectant mothers. She is regularly consulted by the Royal Colleges of Midwives and of Nursing on complementary medicine. She was a member of a joint Royal College of Nursing / FIH working party on midwives’ and nurses’ Fitness to Practise complementary therapies. She has recently been appointed Chair of the Education and Standards Committee of the Federation of Antenatal Educators and its Consultant on maternity complementary therapies. She may be contacted via info@expectancy.co.uk       www.expectancy.co.uk

Articles by Denise Tiran

  1. Empowering Women: Natural Approaches To Pregnancy And Childbirth

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    Denise Tiran looks at the use of complementary therapies during pregnancy and labour. Many women and midwives are now demanding less interventionist maternity care, which will not ...

  2. Importance of Obstetric Knowledge for Complementary Practitioners

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    This article focuses on complementary therapies and remedies for a more natural approach to pregnancy and childbirth. Studies show that about 55% of mothers-to-be use herbal medicin...

  3. Treating Pregnant Clients: Complementary Therapists' Appreciation Of Risk

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    The article reports the results of a survey undertaken by the author to determine whether complementary practitioners who treat pregnant women are adequately trained to understand ...

  4. Complementary Therapies in Pregnancy: Recognizing and Dealing with Complications

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    This paper provides detailed information about the responsibilities of complementary therapists in regard to pregnant women, including the responsibility to do nothing when indicati...

  5. Natural Childbirth: Maternal Expectations Versus The Reality

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    This well researched article outlines the features of a normal birth, discusses the expectations of mothers about birth, especially the expectations of mothers committed to a natura...

  6. Home Birth Choices for Expectant Mothers

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    The author describes the options available to expectant mothers for choosing the circumstances of the birth.

  7. Induction of Labour - The Dilemma for Complementary Therapists Working with Pregnant Clients

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    This article carefully spells out the professional boundaries and possibilities involved in the question of induction. Pregnant women can be helped in many ways by various complemen...

  8. Complementary Therapies can Help Discourage Women from Choosing Caesarean Section due to Fear of Childbirth

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    Often, women perceive CS as the 'easy' option, avoiding labour pain and over-stretching of the perineum (women often referred to as being 'too posh to push'). They do not realize t...

  9. The Impact of “Call the Midwife” on the Public’s View of Midwifery

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    The hugely popular television programme Call the Midwife captured 9.8 million viewers on its first episode (Radio Times 7th February 2012). It is set in the 1950s East End of London...

  10. Traditional Medicines for Childbearing: Implications of Use in the UK

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    It is estimated that over 80% of expectant mothers now use natural remedies.[Hall et al 2011] British-born women view the self-administration of herbal, homeopathic and other remedi...

  11. Dignity and death in childbirth: the conflict between satisfaction and safety

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    October 2013 saw the inaugural conference for the newly-formed Birthrights charity, which explored why women giving birth in the UK are frequently dissatisfied with their experience...

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