Hello Fellow Birth Professionals,
If you are interested in learning how to integrate Acupressure into your practice as a safe and effective way to facilitate a more efficient and less painful labor for your clients and also minimize their postpartum-related concerns, Nicholas Olow who is a board certified and licensed Acupuncturist with over 10 years experrience specializing in Pregnancy Care, Labor Support, Postpartum Care, and Pain Management is going to be offering an ACNM Approved Acupressure Workshop for Birth Professionals in Burlington, VT on June 13, 2015 from 9:00am – 4:00pm.
1 Main St, Suite 214
Burlington, VT 05401
The Acupressure Workshop is ACNM Approved for 6 Contact Hours.
If you are LM, CPM, CM, CNM, CAPPA or DONA Doula you can apply this toward your CEUs...
Cost for Student Midwives, Doulas, Birth Assistants: $199
The Acupressure Workshop on Labor Support will cover the following:
Hands on practical locating Acupressure points on the body…
Learn Labor and Delivery Acupressure points that work for pain relief, anxiety, repositioning posterior babies, high station babies, re-establishing contractions, encouraging the cervix to dilate, failure to progress mothers, etc…
Learn Nick Olow's Acupressure Protocols that has aided hundreds of birth professionals in their practice to help facilitate and promote a more efficient and less painful labor for their clients in order to promote a natural childbirth experience…
Participants will role-play different individual scenarios by reading and responding to written materials, working in small groups, and participating in discussions in order to enhance their learning experience.
Learn Antenatal Acupressure points that work for nausea, vomiting, upper back pain, lower back pain, sciatica, hemorrhoids, and other pregnancy related concerns...
Research Supports the Use of Acupressure Comfort Measures as a Safe and Effective Way to Reduce the Duration and Pain of Labor, Cesarean Births, and Necessity and Amount of Pitocin.
Journal of Maternal Fetal Medicine - 2009
A single blinded randomized clinical trial was performed on 120 eligible low-risk nulliparas women at the same hospital.
Outcomes for the 60 women who received Acupressure:
Had a shorter active phase of labor
Severity of pain was less
41.7 percent of the women needed pitocin
The amount of pictocin was less
Cesarean delivery rate was only 10 percent (This is Amazing!!!)
Outcomes for the 60 women who didn't received Acupressure:
Had longer active phase of labor
Severity of pain was more
63.3 percent needed pitocin
Cesarean delivery rate was 41.7 percent, which is way too high!!!
Cathy Morton (CPM in Oklahoma City)
"This was the most effective workshop! I walked away with the ability to immediately apply what I learned due to the great hands-on time. A day well spent!
Jennifer Hirsch (CNM)
"I just used your Acupressure point on a client of mine who had nausea and it worked immediately!!!"
Kym Benner (Birth Doula and Childbirth Educator with 20+ years experience)
"Nick Olow's Acupressure Workshop is awesome, informative and very useful! If you haven't taken his Acupressure workshop or have been thinking about it....do it!"
Candace Barber (Birth Doula)
"I loved your workshop, Nicholas! I have used the techniques taught by you with every client and have had fantastic results! Everything from decreased anxiety, turning a posterior baby, to pain relief, and starting a labor that had stalled out. Awesome!!! The birth partners were so excited to learn the points too. It really made them feel like a vital component of the birth "team" by being able to provide the comfort and encouragement needed to have a completely natural birthing experience. I'm SO happy to have gained this knowledge to share with my clients!"
Prudence Leith (Birth Doula)
"Hi Nick I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful workshop. I attended a birth yesterday and got to put those skills to use. Mom was having an intense labor (very fast and severe back pain) and it was determined that the baby was OP. I shared your notes with the midwife and she gave me the ok to do some Acupressure on my client. The midwife and nurse also joined in and did some pressure points on the hand and foot for pain management, which was pretty awesome. My client said it all seemed to help and within an hour the baby turned! It was great! Thank you Nick!"
Krisha Crosley (Birth Doula)
“Hi Nick, I wanted to share a success story with you. I meet a potential client for a Doula interview. She mentioned her lower back was bothering her and she was in her 8th month. I went home and videotaped myself massaging the meridian you taught us in class for lower back pain, using my son as the demo. After talking her through the video, next thing she hired me as her Doula! I took what you said to heart as demonstrating the techniques to potential clients in order to get the job. So true! I landed my last 2 interviews because of that comment and my application. Thank you so much!”
Learn Postpartum Acupressure points for the following:
Afterpains during breastfeeding
Breast Discomfort and pain
Hip Pain / Low Back Pain / Sciatica / Sacral Pain / Coccyx Pain
Mood Swings – baby blues and mild postpartum depression
Impaired Milk Flow and Insufficient Lactation.
Incisional Discomfort and other postpartum-related concerns...
If you are at a birth on the day of the workshop you will be entitled to a full-refund.
To register for the workshop please contact Rachel Nolan Staton directly at 802-324-8809 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Look forward to seeing you there!
Enclosed below is additional information on Nicholas Olow, L.Ac.
Nicholas Olow, M.S., L.Ac.
Board Certified and Licensed Acupuncturist / Educator
DONA and ACNM Approved CEU Provider
Specializing in Pregnancy Care, Labor Support, Postpartum Care, and Pain Management
AcuMassage Therapy Center
4417 30th Street, Suite 111
San Diego, CA 92116
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nicholas.olow
Check out what OBs, Midwives, and Doulas are saying about Nick Olow's Acupressure Workshop on his timeline.
Nicholas Olow is a board certified and licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Herbalist with over 10 years clinical experience specializing in prenatal, perinatal, postpartum Acupuncture care, nutritional counseling, and pain management.
He is actively involved in the birthing community across the United States and routinely holds Acupressure Workshops for Midwives, Labor and Delivery RN’s, Doulas, and Birth Partners teaching them Acupressure on Pregnancy Care, Labor Support, and Postpartum Care as a safe and effective way to provide "comfort measures" for their client’s and loved ones.
He is a DONA International and American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) Approved CEU Provider.
His passion is in research and routinely does evidence-based presentations at local hospitals and Birth Centers in San Diego on women’s healthcare and pain management.
He currently has a successful private practice in San Diego, California working with other health professionals providing an integrative approach for women’s healthcare