Acupressure for Labour and Birth
This class is currently being taught ONLINE in a live-taught, interactive format.
Join our us for this hands-on one hour class for you and your birth partner. Birth partners will learn and practice simple acupressure points that can be used during labour and delivery to help manage pain, calm the mind, and improve efficiency of labour. You will leave with practical skills as well as printed material for future reference.
One spot is good for two people – it is important to bring your birth partner.
Class / Workshop Facilitators
- Dr. Alexsia Priolo (she/her)Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Alexsia is a Registered Naturopathic Doctor who specializes in perinatal health and wellness. She’s here to support you and your well-being through each of life’s beautiful phases – from menstruation and fertility to pregnancy and postpartum – and all moments in-between! She believes in the ‘keep it simple” principle – the most effective tools in the journey to better health are nutrition, formation of healthy and sustainable habits, and acupuncture. If you are ready to take action and finally invest in yourself, Dr. Alexsia is here to make sure you’re living and performing at your highest potential.
Tapping into a foundation of nutrition, a balanced lifestyle, and the practice of acupuncture, Dr Alexsia works with her patients to not only navigate symptoms but also uncover root issues and overcome health challenges to live a radiant, vibrant life. Using a blend of clinical research and experience, she sends her patients home with a plan that is sustainable for their often-busy lifestyles. She works integratively with her colleagues at West End Mamas for many perinatal health conditions to treat the whole body, not just the symptoms you’re experiencing. She has also done extensive research on conditions such as PCOS, Diabetes, Hypothyroidism, Uterine Fibroids, Endometriosis and more so that she can assist you with living your full, best life.
At home, Dr Alexsia is exclusively known as ‘Mom’ to her little boy Nico. As a mother, she knows how important health and nutrition is for a growing infant and has additional experience treating babies and children. Her approach to pediatric Naturopathy is gentle, focusing on compassionate care that benefits the entire family. She’s here to help parents achieve their goals for their children, whether that’s helping them transition to solid foods, or treating a stubborn case of eczema that just won’t budge. Whatever the case may be, her mom instincts are on ‘high-alert’ and she’s happy to help!
Dr. Alexsia holds her license with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario, and is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). Prior to her studies at CCNM, she obtained an Honours Bachelor degree in Biology from York University. She is a member of both the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors and Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors.
Dr. Alexsia is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
- Dr. Olivia Paul (she/her)Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Olivia Paul is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor with a special interest in reproductive health, fertility and perinatal care. She takes great care in supporting her patients in their journey towards and throughout pregnancy. Through hormonal balancing, fertility optimization, managing pregnancy-related conditions and labour preparation, she works closely to ensure you are creating the ideal terrain for achieving and sustaining a happy and healthy pregnancy and delivery.
Dr. Olivia has a profound passion for supporting patients with PCOS on their journey towards pregnancy as the conventional medical approach to this condition can be both challenging and confusing. She has successfully supported many of her patients to achieve and sustain healthy pregnancies and hopes to help more people with this condition become Mamas!
She is honoured to be part of a team of professionals dedicated to the experience of motherhood.
When she is not in the clinic, she enjoys baking pastry and getting outdoors with her dog, Cookie.
Class / Workshop Facilitators
Please note that we do not offer refunds.