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Acupressure Techniques for Pregnancy & Birth

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Acupressure Techniques for Pregnancy & Birth

Acupressure Techniques for Pregnancy & Birth

This course includes
33:49 of Course Material (View)
Patient Education (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in April 2019


Acupuncture and acupressure are powerful and simple tools that can be used to help gently prepare the body for labour and birth. It has been found to help soften the cervix, stimulate contractions, encourage proper baby positioning and calm the nervous system to help women have more efficient, well-supported births with less discomfort and fewer interventions.

In this course, Naturopathic Doctor Amy Dobbie will cover the ins and outs of using acupressure in the final weeks of pregnancy and during birth including a demonstration of specific points. You'll leave with hands-on strategies and the confidence to manage labour with ease!


Learning Objectives

You will learn:

  • Benefits of using acupuncture and acupressure during pregnancy and birth
  • How to do acupressure at home
  • Specific points to use to prepare for birth and during labour
  • Strategies to navigate specific situations including stalled labour, pain managment, back pain, malpositioned babies, anxiety or fear and points to stimulate labour past the due date


This online course is for:

  • Pregnant people preparing for any type of vaginal birth (medicated, unmedicated, induced or spontaneous, VBAC, etc.) 
  • Partners, friends and family members who will be supporting a pregnancy person through birth
  • Doulas & Birth Professionals
The instructors
Dr. Amy Dobbie
Naturopathic Doctor (ND)
Dr. Amy Dobbie is a Naturopathic Doctor with a passion for helping families to establish optimal fertility, nourish healthy pregnancies and raise resilient children. She believes that healthcare should be an empowering and collaborative process that is customized to fit your needs. Dr. Amy practices in Milton, ON with a practice focused on wellness, using natural therapies that treat the root cause of disease or discomfort and that are prevention focused. In addition to being a Naturopathic Doctor, she also holds a Bachelor's extensive training in all things fertility, pregnancy, birth, postpartum and pediatrics; including doula training, bioidentical hormone therapy, pediatric intensives, breastfeeding focused training, fertility symposiums and more. When not in the office, you can find her in the kitchen testing out new recipes, in the garden or hiking in nature.
Course Material included in this course
  • Hands On
  • GB21
  • SP6
  • UB60
  • LI4
  • KD1
  • UB32
  • UB67
  • Point Combos and Conclusion
  • Feedback
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