Acupressure Training For Parents
Acupuncture Northwest & Associates proudly teaches the class, "Labor Prep, Labor and Postpartum Acupressure". Classes are held once a month online. You can either register at our website or at the Lytle Center on the Swedish Hospital website. We recommend taking the class between 28-35 weeks but if you are already beyond that, the class will still be very useful!
This highly hands on and practical class will teach acupressure to help:
- Prepare the woman’s body for labor
- Reduce pain and fear in labor
- Encourage milk production and reduce afterpains in the postpartum period.
- Give the partner/support person a way to be very supportive and feel useful
- Help the couple bond during this very special time
This class is a must for any person/couple preparing for labor, whether it’s your first or third child!
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Ps. You don't need to be delivering at Swedish to take this class!
Smith CA, Collins CT, Levett KM, Armour M, Dahlen HG, Tan AL, Mesgarpour B. (2020) Acupuncture or acupressure for pain management during labour. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2020, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD009232.
Conclusions: Acupressure led to decreased pain and C-sections.
Chen, Y., Xiang, X. Y., Chin, K., Gao, J., Wu, J., Lao, L., & Chen, H. (2020). Acupressure for labor pain management: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Acupuncture in medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society, 96452842a0946044. Advance online publication.
Conclusions: Acupressure decreases duration of labor and perception of pain.
Türkmen, H., & Çeber Turfan, E. (2020). The effect of acupressure on labor pain and the duration of labor when applied to the SP6 point: Randomized clinical trial. Japan journal of nursing science : JJNS, 17(1), e12256.
Conclusions: Spleen 6 decreased perception of pain, duration of labor, and increased satisfaction.
Makvandi, S., Mirzaiinajmabadi, K., Sadeghi, R., Mahdavian, M., & Karimi, L. (2016). Meta-analysis of the effect of acupressure on duration of labor and mode of delivery. International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, 135(1), 5–10.
Conclusions: Acupressure reduced cesareans and time in labor.
"Today I am attending a birth, and my clients attended your acupressure parents class. It was so helpful for them. A lot of confidence and connection with the parent. Great team work in general. I am in love with K1 . Today I decided the point using a spike little ball while she was doing some hip movements in the birthing ball because she was experience some anxiety. I was stimulating points BL32, and her partner was using Ll4 at the same time. Great team work. Point K1 worked when she was receiving her epidural. I am starting feeling confident using the points. "
- Luisa - Birth Doula