Acupuncture for pregnancy and labour
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Debra Betts has taught acupressure to promote a better birth experience to midwives, practitioners and pregnant women for many years. Now – at last – this professionally produced DVD offers a detailed explanation, fully demonstrated, of the techniques involved. Ideal for practitioners of acupuncture, acupressure, shiatsu and massage, doulas, birth helpers and pregnant women, the DVD includes testimonials from women and their partners who have used the techniques during labour and a 16-page printed booklet that sits in the DVD pack with illustrated reminders of the points and their application. Click here to download the booklet.
The acupressure methods outlined in the DVD are really easy to use, promote natural birth and encourage close partner involvement.
As a mum-to-be you need to know that acupressure is safe and may also control pain during child birth and support your body as it proceeds towards labour: your baby too can derive many benefits from acupressure. For example, it can encourage the baby into the most optimal position for birth.
Debra Betts is an acupuncturist and educator based in Wellington, New Zealand. She has been teaching women, their support people and midwives the techniques demonstrated on this DVD since 1992. Her teaching of acupressure has in this time spread from classes held in her private clinic to international acupuncture and midwifery workshops.
Debra has a background in nursing and graduated from the London College of Acupuncture in 1989. Returning to New Zealand she established a private practice specialising in pregnancy and women’s health care.
She began specifically developing and teaching acupuncture courses to midwives in 1997. This led to the publication of articles on the use of acupuncture and acupressure in obstetric practice in 1999 and her book “The Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy & Childbirth” in 2006, with subsequent translations into German and French. Debra completed her PhD on the use of acupuncture in threatened miscarriage in 2014 through the University of Western Sydney and is currently the Director of Postgraduate Programmes for an online Masters course through New Zealand School Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is also a clinical supervisor at a hospital antenatal acupuncture clinic Wellington New Zealand, and lectures internationally on the use of acupuncture in obstetric care.
Tom Kennedy is an acupuncturist based in Bristol, UK. He has a special interest in treating pregnancy related conditions, and teaches Debra’s acupressure techniques to pregnant women and their support people.