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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
November 27, 2018 OBAA Co-President, Dr. Emilie Salomons is joined by OBAA Board Advisor Sarah Budd, a midwife and acupuncturist in the UK and OBAA Research Advisor Dr Debra Betts a lecturer, researcher and author of the book “The Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy & Childbirth”. Together they will cover the important aspects of… Continue reading Roundtable Discussion: Dealing with Adverse Events from the Midwifery and Acupuncture Perspectives
October 13th & 14th, 2018 The OBAA will proudly host a two-day seminar in Dublin, Ireland with Board Advisor Sarah Budd, where she will cover the following topics: - Research in Acupuncture for Obstetrics - Red Flags - Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) - Breech Presentation - Labour Preparation - Anxiety and Depression Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport… Continue reading Sarah Budd – two-day lecture on obstetrical acupuncture (Dublin, Ireland) OBAA Event (member discount available)
June 14, 2018 This OBAA Roundtable offers a chance to discuss ways to improve your success treating back pain in pregnancy. We will cover acupuncture points, cupping and contraindications with author and international speaker, Debra Betts, as well as discuss the causes of back pain from a structural perspective, as well as exercises and postural… Continue reading Roundtable Discussion: Top tips for Acupuncturists treating back pain in pregnancy
Moxibustion on BL67 is very well known for helping breech presentation, but when is the ideal treatment window, how much, how often, with needles or without? Are there any special considerations for people who are also doing chiropractic or osteopathic treatment? What if the patient is carrying twins?
These questions and so many more will be answered in this edition of the OBAA's Roundtable: Breech Presentation, with Jani White and Laura Erlich.