About Our Course

  • Learn Online

    Learn online from the comfort of your home! This is an excellent course for midwives, doulas, nurses, pregnant people, and partners. Instructional videos show acupressure points and techniques, along with comprehensive written instruction.

  • Comprehensive

    Equip your hands with the knowledge of acupressure at your next birth with points and techniques for over 15 common birth issues such as fear, anxiety, womb stimulation, nausea, placenta retention, and more.

  • Get Certified!

    Receive a Certificate of Completion upon finishing this course and begin utilizing Acupressure for Birth in your personal practice. Also including a downloadable PDF quick reference guide of all the acupressure points!

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Welcome to the Course!
    • Welcome Message
    • Course Introduction
    • About Your Instructors
    • Outlines and Objectives
  • 2
    The Fundamentals of Acupressure
    • Why I Use Acupressure as a Birth Worker
    • Why Use Acupressure During Birth?
    • The Physiology Behind Acupressure and the Birthing Process
    • A Scientific View of Acupressure
    • About Cautions and Contraindications
    • List of Cautions and Contraindications
    • About Acupressure Techniques
    • Acupressure Techniques Demonstration
  • 3
    Acupressure Protocols for Birth Conditions
    • Intro to Acupressure Protocols
    • Acupressure Point Location Map
    • Labor Induction Points
    • Labor Induction Points Demonstration
    • Can you turn a breech presentation with Acupressure Points?
    • Points for Breech Presentation
    • Acupressure for Headaches
    • Headache Points Demonstration
    • Acupressure for Nausea and Morning Sickness
    • Nausea and Morning Sickness Points Demonstration
    • Sleep and Insomnia
    • Sleep and Insomnia Points Demonstration
    • Back Pain and Sciatica
    • Back Pain Points Demonstration
    • Relieving Shortness of Breath
    • Shortness of Breath Points Demonstration
    • Support for Anxiety and Fear
    • Anxiety Points Demonstration
    • Assistance Through Transition
    • Transition Points Demonstration
    • Acupressure for Caesarean Births
  • 4
    Acupressure for Postpartum
    • Uterine Recovery and Retention of the Placenta
    • Uterine Points Demonstration
    • Fatigue and Exhaustion
    • Fatigue Points Demonstration
    • Lactation Issues
    • Points for Lactation Demonstration
  • 5
    Course Wrap-Up
    • Wrapping Up
    • Thank you! Keep in touch!
    • Acupressure for Birth Assessment
    • Congratulations!

See What Everyone is Saying!

Cory

“I am already certified in reflexology and acupressure and this was an EXCELLENT review of important points for pregnancy, birth, and postpartum!”

Amy

“Maranda and Evan are making a huge difference in the way we [birth professionals] treat our mamas, and anyone else in general. I absolutely loved it! I never knew I was missing this in life.”

Krystin

“I absolutely loved this course. Maranda and Evan are so knowledgeable and passionate about what they do. I can't wait to use acupressure at my next birth! ”

Courtney

“Great, thorough and inexpensive course! Very knowledgeable people, and excited to bring this level of care to my skillset!”

Scott

“Great course for dads who want to do more than hand holding! highly recommend. ”

Carrie

“I highly recommend learning Acupressure for Birth! It was a great course!”

Your Instructors

Maranda and Evan Bussanich

Hi, I'm Maranda and I'm a certified birth and postpartum doula in the mountains of Western North Carolina. I'm passionate about women being empowered by their journey to motherhood. I believe that labor and birth are a sacred passage and is one I am honored to be a part of for each family I serve. I've witnessed so many women labor and birth over the years. I've attended unmedicated births, cesarian births, inductions, and everything in-between. I quickly noticed that the most common thing women are coached to do is to breathe. Breath work is important and beneficial, but surely there are other tools