Learn acupressure to encourage an optimum natural birth
- 34 mins on-demand video
- 1 article
- 2 downloadable resources
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- Certificate of Completion
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- apply simple but effective acupressure techniques to help manage pain during labour
- encourage a baby to turn into the correct position
- encourage contractions to re-start or become stronger
- help calm the birthing woman
- help reduce nausea during labour
- reduce afterpains and encourage initial milk flow
- help with post-natal recovery
- There are no prerequisites - you don't need to have any massage skills!
- Learn simple techniques developed by leading expert Debra Betts, who has taught them to hundreds of pregnant women, birth partners, midwives and practitioners around the world. They've been amazed by the results!
- Sign up now and feel confident as you approach your due-date that you and your partner have the tools to promote a better birth experience
- No prior experience or special skills needed!
- More than 50 students in the first few days on Udemy!
- Early 5-star reviews from happy students!
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 course 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 course includes testimonials from women and their partners who have used the techniques during labour, and a downloadable 'cheat sheet' with illustrated reminders of the most important pressure points and their application.
“I was absolutely amazed by how much it helped me.”
“As soon as my partner’s contractions began, it
was obvious that this was really effective. It
was also the ideal way for me to feel fully
involved with the delivery.’
“All three of my children were born naturally.
However, we used acupressure the last time
And the difference was amazing!’
- This course is designed mainly for pregnant women and their birth partners, as well as professionals who work with women during labour such as acupuncturists, doulas and midwives
Written instructions on how to use some of the techniques discussed in the video series. This booklet has been available as a free download from Debra's website for several years, and its popularity is what inspired us to make this video series.
An introduction to the course, including testimonials from women and their support people. In this lecture, you will learn:
- what acupressure is, and understand some of its potential benefits
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How to practice and use these techniques safely and appropriately. In this lecture, you will learn:
- which settings acupressure can be used in
- when it's best to start using acupressure
- how to integrate acupressure with other forms of pain relief
- about the potential risks of acupressure, and how to avoid them
- how to practice safely
Words of encouragement for people who will be supporting women during labour with these techniques, including messages from people who have used them. In this lecture, you will learn:
- how to work with a woman during labour to maximise the benefits
- about the transition stage of labour
- more about the important role supprt people can play during labour when using these techniques
This lecture describes the 'nuts and bolts' of how to apply acupressure during labour. You will learn:
- how to apply the correct type and level of pressure
- how to use feedback to work as a team
- how to find comfortable positions to apply and receive acupressure
- how to use thumbs, knuckles, elbows, and other objects to apply pressure
- how to find the most useful points
A more in-depth look at how and when to use these techniques for pain relief. In this lecture, you will learn:
- When to start using acupressure
- Which points are usually most effective for the different stages of labour
- more about how to apply pressure effectively
- How to use an ordinary hair comb to relieve pain