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The Art and Science of Obstetrics

The Art and Science of Obstetrics with Raven Lang, L.Ac., O.M.D.

Part 1: February 8 & 9, 2014

Part 2: April 12 & 13, 2014

Part 3: June 21 & 22, 2014

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Take part in this rare classroom experience. Learn all about obstetric acupuncture with the wisdom of Raven Lang's 30 years in clinical practice.

Raven Lang

Raven Lang, L.Ac., O.M.D.

Raven incorporates her knowledge of midwifery, mothering, and traditional medicine (both American and Asian) in her work and brings a wealth of experience to those she serves. She is a dynamic teacher and teaches subjects as diverse as the politics and history of women’s health, parenting, the science and art of obstetrics, and pediatrics. Her teaching reaches into the well of life, using poetry, art, politics, mothering, psychology, the medical arts, and unique instructions in the skills of observation. Raven specializes in women's medicine and pediatrics.

Course descriptions:

In this three part series Raven Lang teaches the physiology, psychology, science and spirituality of the birth experience, and demystifies the reproductive state. Case histories and stories related to each subject are presented from Raven’s experience as a midwife, a mother, and a TCM practitioner. This series is designed to give practitioners a deeper understanding of childbearing, the knowledge necessary to deal with problems that can arise, and offers new ideas for immediate implementation with pregnant patients.

Read Raven's Article: The Art & Science of Obstetrics, A Woman's Voice

Part 1- The First Trimester (February 8 & 9, 2014)
If you want to learn how to provide safe and effective health care to women who are having children, The Art and Science of Obstetrics – Part One – The First Trimester is for you. It combines the physiology, psychology, spirit and science of pregnancy. This workshop is the first part of a three-part distance learning course, and covers what a practitioner needs to know relative to the first trimester. Acupuncture, herbs (both TCM and American), and sound advice are given, and when the practitioner has completed Part One, the reproductive state for those first three months is demystified. This course will give the practitioner a deeper understanding of childbearing and the knowledge necessary to deal with problems that can arise during the first trimester.

Topics Covered: the psychology and physiology of reproduction, early signs of pregnancy, counseling for the first trimester, abdominal palpation, finding and interpreting fetal heart tones, and the treatment of common problems such as miscarriage, diet and nutrition, anemia, morning sickness, and hyperemesis.

Part 2- The Second Trimester (April 12 & 13, 2014)
Topics covered: treatment of common infections in pregnancy, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, gestational diabetes, low back pain, sciatica, hemorrhoids and varicosities, carpal tunnel, vaginal infections, as well as the history and politics of women's health as it relates to obstetrics, and counseling for the second and third trimesters.

Part 3- The Third Trimester (June 21 & 22, 2014)
Topics covered: turning breech and posterior presentations, the Blessing Way ceremony, TCM’s educational role in late pregnancy, labor and birth, labor augmentation and induction, treatment of pain in labor, TCM’s role in post-partum care, mother roasting, post-partum problems, lactation, mastitis, and care of the newborn.


Register online, or call Mayway at 1-800-262-9929. E-mail us with any questions:

Time & Location:

9:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.
Approved for 45 CA CEUs, 15 per weekend. Approved for 42 NCCAOM PDA points, 14 per weekend.

Seminar will be held at the Mayway Conference Space located at 1338 Mandela Parkway, Oakland, CA 94607.


Category Per Seminar 3 Obstetrics Seminars
Licensed Acupuncturist/ Non-Student $350 $950
Student $250 $650

* Paid attendees will receive a $50 gift certificate towards Plum Flower® and Min Shan® brand products.

Sorry, no one-day registrations will be allowed for this weekend seminar.

Cancellation Policy:

80% refund if the cancellation is at least two weeks before the seminar, and none thereafter.

Important Information

Parking: Limited parking is available in our indoor parking area between 12th and 14th on Mandela Parkway next to a yellow pole. To prevent theft, please do not leave belongings visible in your car.

Entry/Exit: Please enter and exit the building using the front door at 1338 Mandela Parkway. Please follow signs to the 2nd floor Conference room. Mayway Staff will be available to assist you.

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* Gift Certificate presented with paid registration on the first day of class. May be used for Plum Flower® and Min Shan® brand products. Limit one certificate per person per class.