Debra Betts - Acupuncture and Acupressure for Pregnancy and Childbirth


                                                                         Dr Debra Betts (PhD) LAc

Debra has a background in nursing, gradu­ating from the London College of Acupuncture in 1989. With a practice based in women’s health she developed a specific interest in treating pregnancy and began teaching acupressure and acupuncture to midwives in 1997. This led to the publication of articles on the use of acupressure and acupuncture in maternity care 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 currently supervisors master’s students through the New Zealand School Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Debra spent 12 years as a clinical supervisor at a hospital antenatal acupuncture clinic, ran a multibed maternity clinic in Wellington New Zealand in 2019 . Debra continues to be involved in promoting the use of these in pregnancy through courses for midwives, an online mentoring programme for acupuncturists, as well as publishing and lecturing internationally on the use of acupressure and acupuncture in maternrny care.

Further information about online acupressure training and face to face acupuncture courses for midwives and birth care workers available through e mailing Debra

To listen to online interviews with Debra 

2018 Gold Midwifery conferance

Heavenly Qi Podcast

The Yes to birth experiance!

Treating back pain in pregnancy

Further links for information on Debra’s publicationson line lecturers and upcoming seminars

Twitter: @debrabetts
Acupressure for Natural Pain Relief in Labour
Debra Betts Obstretic Acupucture
Maternity Acupuncutre Mentoring