• Labour Preparation Workshop

    • Use moxibustion safely and effectively
    • Learn acupressure points together
    • Relaxation and deep tissue stimulation
    • Natural pain relief for labour and birth
    • Includes notes and moxa

    Ideally, participation in the workshop should be at about 34-36 weeks, or 4-6 weeks before due date. It is designed to prepare you for the birthing experience and boost your confidence by providing many useful techniques to enhance your body’s own ability to have a natural, efficient and successful labour.

    Very importantly, we aim to foster a clear and functional ‘birth time’ communication technique between you and your support partner (husband, sister, mother, friend etc) to help sustain an effective team effort under the intensity of the situation. You will be strongly encouraged to practice the techniques and skills that you learn at home, together, in partnered preparation for when the time arrives.

    The one hour workshop is focused on teaching simple massage techniques and the correct application of pressure to appropriate acupressure points to ease shoulder tension, leg and back pain, as well as teaching your partner effective ways to support you in different birth positions at each stage of birth. Time will be spent learning how to quickly and easily find the right acupressure points, learning how the mother can give feedback to enhance their use, and learning how to apply the appropriate pressure.

    Fairwater Health and Wellness follows the Debra Betts method, ‘Acupuncture and Acupressure for Pregnancy and Childbirth’, which you can read more about at the following link. There are excellent resources and free downloadable illustrated acupressure guides featuring all the techniques that we will learn in the workshop.

    Debra Betts - Acupuncture and Acupressure for Pregnancy and Childbirth

    Acupressure and targeted massage during late pregnancy and labour may make a significant and positive difference to the birthing experience.

    In summary, you will learn how to:

      • Use moxibustion safely and effectively
      • Use easy and appropriate massage techniques for relaxation and deep tissue stimulation
      • Locate and appropriately use acupressure points that may help ease pain during labour and birthing

    By the end of the workshop, you and your birthing partner will have developed your trust and communication skills with each other towards the big job ahead, with added confidence in using these natural pain relief methods.