Acupressure for Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum

Acupressure can help relax the mind and body, increase blood circulation and improve energy levels. During pregnancy, treating the correct acupressure points is a safe and drug-free way to relieve some pregnancy ailments such as nausea, digestive issues, insomnia, itching and headaches.

Acupressure points can help women prepare for labour, influence hormonal responses and can be used as pain management during labour. In postpartum acupressure points will assist with after pains, general recovery and to help with establishing breast feeding.

Midwives, doulas, nurses and partners of pregnant women can all learn acupressure techniques which will help with pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum.

In this workshop:

  • Background of TCM and acupressure
  • Acupressure points for pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum to enhance health
  • Increase birth efficiency and postpartum recovery



Jacky Bloemraad-de Boer is a Certified Professional Midwife, Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Doula, Nutritionist & Herbalist.

Jacky has trained midwives across the globe as the Director of Education for a 3-year midwifery program which she created, developed and taught. In 2012 she began JJ Doula Training in Amsterdam and has trained over 200 doulas. Jacky continues to teach Midwifery Sciences and Holistic Health for Fertility, Pregnancy, Childbirth & Postpartum.

Jacky has worked in the Netherlands & Africa as a midwife, doula, CAM therapist and educator. She lectures in Global Midwifery for the Global Health Program at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and regularly speaks at Maternal Health and Midwifery conferences around the world.

Jacky has published a book: A-Z for a Healthy Pregnancy and Natural Childbirth and she writes articles for health magazines.



Time: 10am – 4.30pm

Regular price: €150,-
BiA + In Bloei students* : €130,-

When you register, add the name and date of the workshop you wish to attend, plus your preferred name and address for the registration and invoice.

*the discount for BiA Doula and In Bloei students, is for those who are in their certification process and who ask student prices for their doula support. Those who are graduates or are working as a professional doula, will pay the NBvD-member price.