Acupressure for Labor Pain and After Delivery Care: integrative, non-pharmacologic approaches to care

Acupressure can be used to support labor pain, breastfeeding and to promote the overall health and wellness of a new mom during the first days after birth.

Join us for a 60-minute instructor led-group (Zoom) acupressure class designed by an experienced licensed acupuncturist from the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute to teach pregnant mothers and their labor partner(s) about how to apply acupressure during labor and after delivery. The course will also provide information about integrative post-partum care.

The program is taught by one of two instructors, Mariko Horie LAc, DAOM and Heather Rice LAc.

The program is offered:

  • Online using Zoom video conferencing 
  • On the second Thursday of the month from 11 a.m. to noon
  • Cost is free to attend

Course content:

  • Acupressure for Labor Pain
  • Ear Seeds for Labor Pain
  • Post-Partum Care: Nutrition, pain, constipation, postpartum depression and breastfeeding


  • Aug. 12, 2021
  • Sept. 9, 2021
  • Oct. 14, 2021
  • Nov. 12, 2021
  • Dec. 9, 2021
  • Jan. 13, 2022
  • Feb. 10, 2022
  • March 10, 2022
  • April 14, 2022
  • May 12, 2022
  • June 9, 2022


Patient Health Education Department

Registration Instructions:

You may register for this class more than once.

Registration is required.

Late registrations are welcome through the series.

Call 657-282-6357 for late registration.

Nursing students:
Nursing students from community schools may attend this class. When registering, please indicate that you are a nursing student when entering your name. At the beginning of class, please also notify the instructor that you are a student.

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