Acupuncture in labour and pregnancy
Credits: 5.5 Category A
Open to: TCM practitioners Students NDs
Course type: On-demand
Pregnancy is a time when women experience many different problems. Often practitioners, both allopathic and complementary are reluctant to treat during pregnancy for fear of negatively affecting the growing baby. Women are also often reluctant to take medicine internally for the same reason. Acupuncture is a great, safe and effective way to help women through pregnancy as comfortable as they can be.
Acupuncture can treat all sorts of problems that occur during pregnancy, including nausea and pain, as well as to help labor be shorter, easier and have less interventions. In this course we will not only look at the research but focus on practical techniques as well as tap into some of Kaleb Montgomery’s extensive clinic experience in the area of fertility, pregnancy and labor.
- Learn to incorporate evidence based research in your practice
- Learn the process of labour induction
- Learn the process of treating pain during pregnancy and labor
- Manage labor, reducing panic
- Turning breech presentation safely and effectively
- Treating nausea and vomit in pregnancy
- Learn about pre-birth acupressure, acu points and moxibustion for labor preparation
Kaleb Montgomery is a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture. He is also the clinical director of Fertility Toronto Acupuncture and Toronto Junction acupuncture. Fertility Toronto is devoted to treating male and female fertility problems and pregnancy care. The clinic uses acupuncture, chinese herbs, nutrition and lifestyle counseling to help couples have healthy pregnancies and babies. Kaleb works closely with patients who are going through ART (Assisted Reproductive Therapy), procedures like IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) or IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) to help increase their success rates. Kaleb teaches traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture at the Institute of Traditional Medicine and at CCNMo, and was the columnist on “Women’s Issues for Acupuncture Today” Magazine. Kaleb is also a preceptor for the midwife programs at Ryerson and Laurentian Universities. Over the years he has been interviewed numerous times for health advice in Now Magazine.