New OBAA BIPOC scholarship!
Free 1 year membership- applications now being accepted.
The OBAA recognizes that having cultural and ethnic representation within someone’s birth team leads to better birth outcomes. Free 1 year memberships are now available for Black, Indigenous and people of colour who are acupuncturists working in perinatal health. Applicants must still meet the basic qualifications for membership, but all fees will be waived.
To apply, please fill out the application form under the membership tab.
How Social Inequities in Maternity Care Impact Marginalized Groups
Date: March 10, 2021
Time: 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.
Speaker: Dr. Cecilia Benoit https://healthyseminars.com/MIH-Canada
OBAA AGM and Myth busters roundtable: navigating the most and least effective maternal acupuncture treatments.
Date: June 21st, 2020 (June 22 in NZ/AUS)
Time: 2pm PST (10pm UK time, 7am June 22 AUS/NZ)
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 questions and discuss.
Speakers: Sarah Budd and Kate Levett.
Acupuncture training for Midwives in Chiapas, Mexico: Update
Date: January 30th, 2020
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.
Check out our events page for a recap from our trip written by Shannon Larson.
C-section recovery; acupuncture and everything you need to know to support your patients
Date: November 21, 2019
The 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.
Postpartum anxiety and depression: Comparing classical and modern clinical approaches.
Date: June 6, 2019
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.
April 26, 2019, 8-10 pm
Location: Metropolitan Hotel Lounge, 645 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2Y9
(Reservation is under Emilie and the Obstetrical Acupuncture Association)
Date: November 27, 2018
Roundtable discussion: Dealing with Adverse Events from the Midwifery and Acupuncture Perspectives with Sarah Budd and Debra Betts
Register to join live
Date: October 13 & 14, 2018
Two-day seminar on obstetrical acupuncture – with Board Advisor Sarah Budd in Dublin, Ireland
Date: June 14, 2018
Roundtable Discussion: Top tips for Acupuncturists treating back pain in pregnancy
Date: April 15, 2018
Voting is now open for the 2018-2019 OBAA elections. Please watch for a survey monkey email to cast your votes!
Date: November 15, 2017
OBAA opens to international membership applications.
Click here for more info!
Check under the EVENTS tab for all of the details for these events!