Acupressure for Labor Pain and After-Delivery Care

This class is being held virtually via Zoom until further notice.

Learn how you can use acupressure to reduce pain during labor and after delivery for breastfeeding and your overall health and wellness in the first days after your baby's birth. 

During our 60-minute Zoom class, pregnant mothers and their labor partner(s) will learn to apply acupressure during labor as well as after delivery. The class was designed by an experienced, licensed acupuncturist from the UCI Health Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute to offer non-pharmacologic, integrative approaches to managing pain. The course also provides information about integrative postpartum care.

The program is taught by Frances Lam, LAc, MATCM. 

Course information:

  • Offered online on the second Thursday of the month from 7-8 p.m.
  • Attendance is free but registration is required
  • A Zoom link will be sent after registration is completed

Course content:

  • Acupressure for labor pain
  • Ear seeds for labor pain
  • Postpartum care: nutrition, pain, constipation, postpartum depression and breastfeeding

Nursing students: Our patient health education workshops are for our patients. If want to attend this workshop, please register through this Nursing Student Registration form

Nursing students will be required to review, sign and upload two documents:
(1) Student Code of Conduct and Observation Guidelines and
(2) Student Workshop Instructions and Verification Steps.

There is a limited capacity for nursing student attendees, and acceptance into the workshop is first-come, first-serve. If you’ve been accepted into the workshop, you’ll be contacted by the Patient Education Department with more information.

Dates

  • Nov. 9, 2023
  • Dec. 14, 2023
  • Jan. 11, 2024
  • Feb.8, 2024 (cancelled)
  • March 14, 2024 (cancelled)
  • April 11, 2024
  • May 9, 2024
  • June 13, 2024
  • July 11, 2024
  • Aug. 8, 2024
  • Sept. 12, 2024
  • Oct. 10, 2024
  • Nov. 14, 2024
  • Dec. 12, 2024

Contact:

Patient Health Education Department
657-282-6357

Registration Instructions:

Registration is required for this free, virtual class by using the links next to the class date. You may register for this class more than once. Class dates and times may change without notice. Please note that we cannot record the workshop due to patient privacy. Be sure that you can make the date and time you select. 

Registration for each class ends at 4 p.m. the day before the scheduled class.  Please call 657-282-6357 or email Adrianne Ong at adrianmo@hs.uci.edu

You will get an automatic email immediately to confirm your registration. Closer to the date of the workshop, you will receive a Zoom link with your handouts and instructions from your workshop coordinator. You are welcome to take notes and share handouts with family and caregivers.

Nursing students: Our patient health education workshops are for our patients. If want to attend this workshop, please register through this Nursing Student Registration form

Nursing students will be required to review, sign and upload two documents:
(1) Student Code of Conduct and Observation Guidelines and
(2) Student Workshop Instructions and Verification Steps.

There is a limited capacity for nursing student attendees, and acceptance into the workshop is first-come, first-serve. If you’ve been accepted into the workshop, you’ll be contacted by the Patient Education Department with more information.

Dates Offered: