Acupressure for pain relief in labour

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Workshop- Acupressure for Pain Relief in Labour 

This is a new workshop for expectant mothers and their birthing partners. The aim is to teach participants a selection of acupressure points which can then be used to help with pain relief through the different stages of labour. Research carried out in New Zealand by midwives has shown that women receiving acupressure during childbirth had more efficient labours with less need for any medical intervention.http://acupuncture.rhizome.net.nz/Research-painrelief.aspx

Acupressure can also help:

  • Promote the start of labour
  • Offer pain relief
  • Reduce nausea
  • Keep calm during labour
  • Help ease the transitions between the stages of labour and ensure labour continues to progress
  • Help the baby to descend

These simple techniques can be used wherever you choose to have your baby; at home, in hospital and even in birthing pools. They can also be used alongside other pain relief options you may choose, making them a great source of relief for many people. Labouring mothers can use some of the acupressure points themselves, others are given by birthing partners, enabling them to have an active hands on role during the birth, providing both emotional support and pain relief.

The workshop

The workshop will last for 2 hours and by the end of the workshop participants will

  •  Be given a presentation on the key points and what their functions are
  •  Have chance to practice locating the points together in pairs
  •  Understand what positions are best for the expectant mother to be in when finding points and giving acupressure
  •  Have had chance to practice acupressure techniques under supervision and gain feedback
  •  Receive a handout with all points on for reference and practice at home

Cost

£60 per couple

Duration

1 hour 30minutes

When

For more information and dates on the next class contact me on 07761648441, hello@hannahpearn.com

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