The Obstetrical Acupuncture Association (OBAA) was created to connect practitioners who work in the field of Obstetrical Acupuncture. The OBAA is committed to being a source for up to date research, educational resources, support, and mentorship, to further the field of Obstetrical Acupuncture globally. The association is dedicated to promoting the highest level of safety and knowledge in the field. The OBAA Roundtable series is offered 4 times a year, includes a panel of experts from varying birth related fields and covers varying topics related to pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum.
OBAA Co-President, Dr Emilie Salomons is joined by OBAA Board Advisor Sarah Budd, a midwife and acupuncturist in the UK and OBAA Research Advisor Dr Debra Betts a lecturer, researcher and author of the book “The Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy & Childbirth”.
Together they will cover the important aspects of adverse events in pregnancy. Sarah focuses on stillbirth from the midwifery and acupuncture perspective, and Debra covers the miscarriage aspect. The panel discussion looks at how acupuncture and TCM can play a role in the emotional support, as well as addressing any physical discomforts from the birth such as after pains, breast engorgement, etc which are all such cruel reminders that she is a mum without having a baby to show for it. The panel will also look at ways to help with the post-natal recovery too.
- Honolulu, HI, USA HST (UTC -10) Tue, Nov 27, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am
- Denver, CO, USA MDT (UTC -6) Tue, Nov 27, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
- Houston, TX, USA CDT (UTC -5) Tue, Nov 27, 2018 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
- New York, NY, USA EDT (UTC -4) Tue, Nov 27, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- London, United Kingdom BST (UTC +1) Sun, Oct 14, 2018 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
- Tel Aviv, Israel IDT (UTC +3) Tue, Nov 27, 2018 11:00 pm - 12:00 am
- Sydney, Australia AEDT (UTC +11) Wed, Nov 28, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- Auckland, New Zealand NZDT (UTC +13) Wed, Nov 28, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Learn about the adverse events during pregnancy
Learn about miscarriage and stillbirth from the midwifery and acupuncture perspective
Learn how acupuncture and TCM can play a role in the emotional support
Learn how acupuncture and TCM can address any physical discomforts from the birth and offer ways to help with the post natal recovery
The Obstetrical Acupuncture Association (OBAA) was created to connect practitioners who work in the field of Obstetrical Acupuncture. The OBAA is committed to being a source for up to date research, educational resources, support and mentorship, to further the field of Obstetrical Acupuncture globally. The association is dedicated to promoting the highest level of safety and knowledge in the field. The OBAA provides a resource for both pregnant people and their care providers to find acupuncturists in their area that demonstrate an elevated standard of care and safety within the field of peri-natal care. The association is dedicated to education, research, and the practice of Acupuncture as it relates to the treatment of prenatal, obstetrical and post-partum health.
Emilie Salomons is a registered Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (DR. TCM) with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture of BC and has been practicing for over a decade. Emilie is a fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM), as well as a co-founder and board member of the Obstetrical Acupuncture Association (OBAA), she co-developed the first program in Canada for training midwives in Obstetrical Acupuncture for pain in labour. She also works with the Dept. of Medicine at the University of British Columbia on a project aimed to reduce maternal and infant mortality in India. Emilie currently works out of Acubalance Wellness Centre in Vancouver, Canada.
Sarah Budd has a background as a Midwifery Sister and subsequently trained as an acupuncturist in London and China. She set up an acupuncture service in Plymouth Maternity Unit in 1988, then completed a degree in Complementary Health Studies at Exeter University. In 1991, where she won a Churchill Fellowship, and then went to China again to study acupuncture anaesthesia. She was given the first and only full time post as acupuncturist midwife in the UK, then had a family, and now works one day per week in Plymouth, and privately at home. Over 6,000 pregnant women have been treated with acupuncture on the NHS in Plymouth, and the service was joint winner of the Prince of Wales' Foundation for Integrated Health Award in 2001.
Sarah co-authored a report for the Department of Health with Simon Mills, "Professional Organisation of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the United Kingdom 2000" and worked as a Research Assistant on the Regulation of Complementary Medicine, and in the Acupuncture Research Resource Centre. Over the years, Sarah has contributed to text books and journals and continues to teach in acupuncture colleges / universities.
“It is a joy to offer help to women struggling in pregnancy, who would not otherwise be able to afford treatment.” Sarah Budd.
Debra graduated from the London College of Acupuncture in 1989. With a practice based in women’s health she commenced acupuncture courses for midwives in 1997. This led to publications on the use of acupuncture and acupressure in obstetric practice including the text book “The Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy & Childbirth” in 2006, which has been translated 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 in New Zealand, and lectures internationally on the use of acupuncture in obstetric care. She currently resides with her husband and three children in Wellington, New Zealand.