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Loredana Zordan, RM, Acupunturist

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Midwifery 2023, Labour & Delivery Symposium 2024
  • Country: Italy
Biography:

Loredana is an Independent midwife and freelance midwifery teacher She completed a BsC in Midwifery and a Masters Degree at King's College and City University of London and I am a certified acupuncturist specialized in obstetric acupuncture.

She is teaching nationally and internationally, workshops for midwives on the use of acupressure for pregnancy and birth. Since introducing the workshop in Italy and in England "Acupressure for pregnancy and birth" many hospitals are introducing acupressure for labour preparation, induction of labour and for pain relief. She is using acupressure whithin her clinical practice facilitating home birth and supporting women for labour preparation and induction of labour.

Loredana has just published a book called Acupressure and Moxibustion for Childbirth on Amazon.

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Acupressure For Pregnancy and Birth
Acupressure is the application of pressure to acupuncture points. It originates in ancient traditional Chinese medicine, based on the concept of meridians or channels carrying QI , or energy, throughout the body. In good health Qi moves smoothly, through the channels, however excess, deficiency or blockage of Qi may cause pain and illness. Acupressure is used as a technique for unblocking these occlusions, and restore good health. The stimulation of these points has effects on blood flow to the uterus, cervical dilatation movement of the baby, release of endorphins and oxytocin helping the mother to relax, promoting physical and emotional wellbeing. Acupressure can be used from 37 weeks to encourage beneficial hormonal responses for labour preparation and encourage the baby to move into an optimal position. Learn more about the results of recent research on the use of acupressure during labour and delivery and how acupressure can be incorporated into your care of clients.
Lectures by Profession, Product Focus
Presentations: 15  |  Hours / CE Credits: 15.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1  |  Viewing Time: 2 Weeks
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Acupressure for Pain Relief in Labour
Acupressure is an ancient Chinese technique based on the principle of acupuncture, which involves the use of finger pressure (without a needle) on acupuncture points situated on the meridians. Applying pressure to these acupressure points will increase the production of oxytocin, also known as the love hormone, and endorphins. This is important during labour as it aids relaxation and reduces the perception of pain. Acupressure is a non-invasive technique. It is an accessible, effective and safe birthing tool for midwives and support people and promotes partner involvement. As it is drug free, it does not have harmful teratogenic effects, thus providing a much safer and satisfying childbirth experience. In addition to this, it is proven that touch during labour enhances the childbirth experience in as much as it reduces pain. By facilitating physiological births it also reduces the need for epidurals and C sections. Promoting these skills and using acupressure techniques during labour enables professionals to offer women a wider range of choice in how to manage pain relief. Therefore, the use of acupressure offers a positive and non-traumatic birthing experience, provides a more general sense of wellbeing, empowers women and strengthens relationships with the midwife and the support people.
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Presentations: 10  |  Hours / CE Credits: 10  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks