Debra Betts - Acupuncture and Acupressure for Pregnancy and Childbirth

Online seminars

Debra’s seminar is now available on line. There is an online assessment available for those wishing to receive a certificate of completion and CEU/PDA's.

Acupuncture in Pregnancy & Childbirth

This is an updated course from Debra Betts replacing her older course on Pro D Seminars called the Complete Pregnancy course by Debra Betts.  It has all of the information from her previous course plus loads of updated and new information.

A Timeline for planning acupuncture treatments in pregnancy. This online course will present a comprehensive and detailed approach to the treatment of women during pregnancy using a week by week guide to treating the pregnant body. This offers information to assist acupuncturists to move away from point prescriptions to individualized treatment: encouraging optimal health during pregnancy and preparation for an efficient labour and postpartum recovery, including:

  • Historical TCM concepts – what remains relevant to today’s practice?
  • Western medical research- understanding the latest research about implantation, pregnancy and labor in order to adapt the most relevant TCM treatment for the different stages of pregnancy.
  • Western medical information about the hormonal and immune changes required for a healthy pregnancy and an efficient labour – their relevance to acupuncture practice.
  • Post-partum recovery – exploring acupuncture's potential from a physiological perspective.
The A - to - Z of Pregnancy Care for Specific Conditions: This presents treatment options for women presenting with specific conditions during pregnancy, labour & post-partum. Specific conditions with a focus on those most relevant to clinical practice; nausea during pregnancy, miscarriage, anemia, pregnancy induced hypertension, breech and posterior positions, heartburn, vulval varicosities, musculoskeletal conditions, induction, labour and breast feeding are covered with relevant Western and Chinese medicine information, the latest evidence based research for these conditions, case histories, with treatment options for difficult cases. Updated treatments options from those previously presented in Debra’s book “The Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy & Childbirth” are also included.
Course Outline: 

1.   Introduction 

  • What Traditional Chinese Medicine?
  • Introduction to Speaker
  • My Background
  • Bridging the east west gap

2.   Acupuncture & Pregnancy in TCM 

  • Acupuncture techniques
  • Alternative Acupuncture techniques
  • Electro-Acupuncture
  • Tongue diagnosis and pulse diagnosis in pregnancy
  • Early pregnancy and Chinese Classical Texts
  • Modern Texts

3.    Western Medicine and Pregnancy

  • Blood Volume
  • Medical Considerations
  • Awareness of Potential Problems
  • Safety and Pregnancy
  • Scope of practice-safety first

4.    Conception Until Birth - what to expect, research, CM treatment, sun si miao and more… 

  • Pregnancy and the media
  • Epigenetics and pre-pregnancy
  • Pre-implantation
  • Post-implantation
  • Post ovulation
  • First Month of Pregnancy
  • Early pregnancy loss
  • Pregnancy 3 – 14 weeks
  • Gestation weeks in review
  • Pregnancy and Pulse
  • Pregnancy 15 – 20 weeks
  • Pregnancy 21 – 24 weeks
  • Pregnancy 25 – 28 weeks
  • Pregnancy 29 – 32 weeks
  • Pregnancy 33 – 36 weeks
  • Pregnancy 37 – 40 weeks
  • Pre-Birth Acupuncture treatment and expectations
  • Birth, breast feeding and beyond
  • Cases

A-Z pregnancy treatments

  • OBGYN within TCM Text
  • Early TCM texts and advice
  • Sun Si Miao
  • Modern perceptions
  • TCM Acupuncture & lifestyle treatments
  • Modern Research
  • Cases
  • Associated medical conditions and TCM treatments
    • Pre-eclampsia, headaches and migraines, edema, neck and back pain, depression, heart burn, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, itching, sinus issues, diabetes, anemia, IUGR, breech and red flags
    • Inductions
    • Case studies
    • Birthing Support and pain relief
    • C-sections
    • Postnatal recovery, thrush, lactation, and mastitis

For further information and to purchase this module