The Art and Science of Obstetrics

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

Learn all about obstetric acupuncture with the wisdom of Raven Lang's 30 years in clinical practice.

Course descriptions:

In this two 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
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
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.

Approved for 13.5 continuing education credits by the California Acupuncture Board in Category 1 provider 680. Approved for 13.5 PDAs with the NCCAOM in AOM-BIO provider 683.

Cost: $365 per course

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.

Cancellation Policy:

This course is non-refundable.

Purchase of Mayway products is not required for course credit or attendance.

For questions regarding this course, please all Mayway at 510-208-3113.

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