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Acupressure for Labour and Birth

FREE

45 – 60 minutes

Join our us for this hands-on one hour FREE 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.

Toronto
Mon Nov 25
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Toronto
Mon Dec 16
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Class / Workshop Facilitators

  • Alexsia PrioloAlexsia PrioloNaturopathic Doctor

    Dr. Alexsia is a Naturopathic Doctor with a strong focus on perinatal health. She guides women during their reproductive years on their journey from maiden to mother. She does this by helping women achieve and maintain pregnancies, as well as supports them during their prenatal and postpartum period.

    She works integratively with her colleagues at West End Mamas for many perinatal health conditions, and endeavours to treat the whole body, not just the symptoms you’re experiencing. Using a blend of clinical research and experience, Dr. Alexsia sends women home with a plan that is sustainable for their often-busy lifestyles.

    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.

Class / Workshop Facilitators

  • Laura Kaufer, Acupuncturist at West End MamasLaura KauferAcupuncturist

    Laura is a Registered Acupuncturist. She works with each person to create tailored Chinese medicine treatment plans that include acupuncture, bodywork (such as cupping), dietary and lifestyle recommendations. She has a keen interest in women’s health, and is always amazed at how well acupuncture can help with nausea, low back pain, headaches, sleep issues and other pregnancy-related changes. Laura also loves working with children often on immune and digestive health but also developmental issues.

    Laura has attended courses led by Claudia Citkovitz, a preeminent Acupuncturist and teacher on using acupuncture for labour and delivery. Laura has also completed advanced training in Chinese Medicine at the Canadian Gynecology Institute of Chinese Medicine (2019), York University (2017) and Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, China (2016). She received her Acupuncture Diploma at Eight Branches Academy of Eastern Medicine in 2015.

    When she’s not in clinic, you can find Laura on the water paddling with her dragonboat and outrigger canoe teams.

    For more information about Laura’s background and services, please refer to her website www.laurakaufer.com.

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Upcoming Dates

Toronto
Mon Nov 25
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Toronto
Mon Dec 16
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Toronto
Thu Jan 9
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Toronto
Thu Feb 13
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Toronto
Thu Mar 12
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Toronto
Thu Apr 2
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Toronto
Thu May 14
7:00pm - 8:00pm