Once your membership application has been approved, the director of membership will contact you regarding the exam writing process.

The OBAA exam is open book and consists of 100 multiple choice questions. The questions are taken from the following recommended texts:


The Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy & Childbirth,
by Debra Betts

Citkovitz, C. (2020). Acupressure and acupuncture during birth: An integrative guide for acupuncturists and birth professionals. Singing Dragon.

Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirth, 2e by Zita West

Obstetrics and Gynecology in Chinese Medicine, 2e 
by Giovanni Maciocia CAc


Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering by Sarah Buckley

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth  by Ina May Gaskin

The Birth Partner, Third Edition: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions by Penny Simkin


Golden Month: Caring for the World’s Mothers after Childbirth by Jenny Allison

The First Forty Days by Heng Ou

The Postpartum Recovery Program by Lia Andrews, DAOM, L.Ac

Western Medical

Varney’s Midwifery, Fourth Edition, by Helen Varney, Jan M. Kriebs, Carolyn L. Gegor

Williams Obstetrics: 23rd Edition, by F. Cunningham, Kenneth Leveno, Steven Bloom, John Hauth, Dwight Rouse, Catherine Spong


Dr. Jack Newman’s Guide To Breastfeeding by Jack Newman