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This course by Sarah Budd, a Midwifery Sister who subsequently trained as an acupuncturist in London and China, gives you a broad overview of acupuncture in obstetric care. Topics include the following:

  • History of obstetrics from Chinese and Western perspectives
  • Physiological changes in pregnancy
  • Safety aspects including so-called “forbidden points”
  • Treating various conditions in pregnancy
  • The “red flags” of obstetrics
  • Research on obstetric acupuncture
  • Labour: pre-birth, “induction” and analgesia for childbirth
  • Building bridges and communication with midwives, GPs and obstetricians
  • Advantages of obstetric acupuncture organizations

 

Goals and Objectives:

  • To ensure delegates have a thorough understanding of all aspects of obstetric acupuncture
  • To ensure practitioners are safe in their practice when dealing with pregnant and post-natal women
  • To inspire and encourage audit in practice
  • To promote advantages of membership of obstetric acupuncture organizations such as the "Obstetrical Acupuncture Association” (OBAA) and awareness of mentorship groups such as "Maternity Acupuncture Mentoring & Peer Support" (MAMPS)
  • To encourage engagement and familiarity with obstetric research and promote use of the organization "Evidence Based Acupuncture" (EBA)
  •  To encourage evidence-based communication with health professionals in order to promote advantages of obstetric acupuncture
  1. A brief history of obstetrics comparing Western and Chinese classical approaches from the past with current practice
  2. Physiological changes in pregnancy, safety of acupuncture in pregnancy and the “forbidden points"
  3. Treating various conditions / pathologies in pregnancy including nausea & vomiting, heartburn, threatened miscarriage, constipation, varicose veins, muscle-skeletal problems such as back & pelvic pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and stress
  4. Obstetric “red flags”: including bleeding in pregnancy, ectopic pregnancy, abdominal pain, cholestasis, polyhydramnios, oligohydramnios, premature labour, urinary problems, small for dates babies, hypertensive disorders, malpresentation & cord prolapse, retained placenta, post-partum haemorrhage, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders including postpartum psychosis, breast feeding problems, including mastitis
  5. Introduction to MYMOP and audit in the clinic
  6. Discussion of Obstetric acupuncture organizations and support groups
  7. Brief discussion of obstetric research
  8. Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) (another "red flag”). “Western” diagnosis and treatment, treatment with acupuncture, illustrated with case histories
  9. Discussion of research relating to HG including overview of presenter’s recent Delphi consensus study on acupuncture for HG
  10. Breech presentation and treatment by TCM
  11. Pre-birth preparation and induction of labour with acupressure and acupuncture
  12. Pain relief in labour with acupuncture and acupressure
  13. Anxiety & depression in pregnancy and post-natal period
  14. Building bridges and communication with the midwifery, GP and obstetrician communities

 

Goals and Objectives:

  • To ensure delegates have a thorough understanding of all aspects of obstetric acupuncture
  • To ensure practitioners are safe in their practice when dealing with pregnant and post-natal women
  • To inspire and encourage audit in practice
  • To promote advantages of membership of obstetric acupuncture organizations such as the "Obstetrical Acupuncture Association” (OBAA) and awareness of mentorship groups such as "Maternity Acupuncture Mentoring & Peer Support" (MAMPS)
  • To encourage engagement and familiarity with obstetric research and promote use of the organization "Evidence Based Acupuncture" (EBA)
  •  To encourage evidence-based communication with health professionals in order to promote advantages of obstetric acupuncture
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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.



$250.00 USD