International Outreach, News

The OBAA is going to India!

Maternal acupuncture and acupressure training In February, Dr. Kate Levett and Dr. Emilie Salomons will be heading to India to provide 2 week-long training focusing on humanized, equity-driven, traditional birth support. This is by request of the Fernandez Hospital Foundation in Hyderabad and the National Institute of Naturopathy in Pune, and is in partnership with… Continue reading The OBAA is going to India!

Roundtable Discussion

ARRIVE STUDY Lecture – A Randomized Trial of Induction Versus Expectant Management

After a lot of interest in the OBAA Forum regarding the ARRIVE STUDY, we have planned a roundtable lecture and discussion to go over it and better understand how it will impact our patients. There will be room for questions and discussion, so hope to see you all on Sunday, April 24th at 1pm Pacific Time (US… Continue reading ARRIVE STUDY Lecture – A Randomized Trial of Induction Versus Expectant Management

Annual General Meeting, Webinar

OBAA AGM and Learning Session: Supporting Queer/Trans/Gender Non-Conforming Families in the Perinatal Period

We would like to welcome all members to the 2021 OBAA AGM on November 4th, at 11:30am PST. Following the AGM, there will be a FREE class on supporting Queer/Trans/Gender Non-Conforming Families in the Perinatal Period. This 2h workshop examines various birth settings and models of care that have historically included/excluded queer birth. Our goal is… Continue reading OBAA AGM and Learning Session: Supporting Queer/Trans/Gender Non-Conforming Families in the Perinatal Period

Webinar

Anti-Racism 101 for Healthcare Professionals: Celebrating Diversity as We Move Towards Health for All

Date: Wednesday April 21, 2021  Time: 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm PDT 50% off if you want CEUs or Free to just listen for OBAA members!    During COVID-19, longstanding efforts of many people are coming to fruition as we witness institutional changes and signs of potential systemic change, despite ongoing racism and white supremacy that prevail. While… Continue reading Anti-Racism 101 for Healthcare Professionals: Celebrating Diversity as We Move Towards Health for All

Roundtable Discussion, Webinar

How Social Inequities in Maternity Care Impact Marginalized Groups

March 10: 8am PST  Reducing health inequities for socially disadvantaged pregnant women and their infants and increasing access to affordable quality reproductive services is a pressing concern in many countries. This webinar reviews studies examining this problem and recommendations to address it, primarily focusing on high-income countries. Special attention will be given to the role of… Continue reading How Social Inequities in Maternity Care Impact Marginalized Groups

Annual General Meeting, Roundtable Discussion

OBAA AGM and Myth busters roundtable: navigating the most and least effective maternal acupuncture treatments.

We would like to welcome all members to this years OBAA Annual General Meeting and roundtable. After the AGM, we will discuss the truths and myths around some very hot topics, like breech, placenta previa, back pain, anemia/low platelets and more! This is for OBAA members only, so there will be plenty of room to ask… Continue reading OBAA AGM and Myth busters roundtable: navigating the most and least effective maternal acupuncture treatments.

International Outreach

Acupuncture training for Midwives in Chiapas, Mexico

As most of you already know, three of the OBAA board members went to Mexico to teach maternal acupuncture, by request, to midwives working with Indigenous and marginalized communities. It was a profound and deeply touching experience and hopefully only the beginning of much more work by OBAA members, to help communities in need. Here is… Continue reading Acupuncture training for Midwives in Chiapas, Mexico

Roundtable Discussion

C-section recovery; acupuncture and everything you need to know to support your patients

November 21, 2019Time: 12pm PSTThe OBAA Claudia Citcovitz week has begun! OBAA advisor Claudia Citkotiz is currently in Ireland presenting a weekend seminar on Acupressure and acupuncture for perinatal care (also available on-line)Next Thursday is our Roundtable which will include Claudia and  RMT/Osteopath Suzanne Schmidt as they discuss everything you need to know to support your patients leading up to and after c-section. 

Roundtable Discussion

Postpartum anxiety and depression: Comparing classical and modern clinical approaches.

Join our guest speakers and OBAA mentors, Elisabeth Rochat de la Valée, Genevieve Le Goff and OBAA senior member Alda Ngo as we discuss how we can better understand and treat Postpartum Depression and Anxiety from both a classical perspective and with modern applications. Online WebinarThursday June 6, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm Pacific Standard Time PST/PDT (Vancouver BC, Los Angeles CA)… Continue reading Postpartum anxiety and depression: Comparing classical and modern clinical approaches.