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The Importance of Including TCM into Birth during the current pandemic
Monday, May 11, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Category: FSOMA Events

Building Better Business
Practice Management web-series
This powerful presentation will address the current state of birth in the USA, including statistical data.  This includes what it’s like for laboring moms to give birth during a pandemic and ways we can best support them  Deb will address the pros and cons of birthing in a hospital, birth center or at home and the difference between midwives and OB/GYN.  She will include several stories from some of the hundreds of births she has witnessed.  She will reveal how small Chinese medical actions can have positive & impactful outcomes in each and every time we utilize them.  Deb will share her thoughts on how adding a licensed acupuncturist into the birthing room can shift the birthing woman’s experience from feeling helpless to empowered with another natural option for birth.  

Deb Davies, L.Ac., is a licensed acupuncturist, childbirth educator, and the founder and owner of PUSH San Diego in Hillcrest, California. She’s spent over 20 years passionately following her mission of supporting women in fertility, pregnancy, birth, and postpartum care. She empowers expectant couples by educating and equipping them with natural and integrative health care options.

Over the course of her career, Deb has helped thousands of families in their childbirth journey. She has a renowned expertise in helping families overcome fertility obstacles, maintain a healthy full-term pregnancy, and prepare for an optimal birth experience. She also provides support during labor and birth with acupuncture, acupressure, and massage therapy, and is highly skilled in postpartum recovery care and optimizing C-section recovery time.

Deb brings a remarkable degree of empathy to her practice at PUSH San Diego. Her first daughter, Mia Belle, was stillborn at term from an umbilical cord accident in March of 2001. Her second daughter, Lauryn, was born a year later. Both girls instill Deb’s work with an unparalleled degree of inspiration and passion that enable her to compassionately support other women through the childbirth process, including support for miscarriage and recurring pregnancy losses.

Even outside of her work at PUSH San Diego, Deb continues to follow her passion for integrative medicine. In 2006, she founded the Integrative Medical Discussion Group to bring together Eastern and Western medical students. She also served as the director of Alumni Services and Community Education at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego and as the Community Partnership Committee co-director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. She’s currently an event coordinator and continuing education provider for licensed acupuncturists, and was recognized as an Alumni Leader in the field of Chinese Medicine and Integrative Medicine.