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Looking for a maternity acupuncture education that will set you apart?

Join MAMPS for a maternity acupuncture education that sets you apart!

  • Learn from experienced acupuncturists
  • Comprehensive program blending biomedicine and acupuncture-related care
  • Hands-on experience providing acupuncture treatments
  • Confidence to collaborate with primary care providers
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in the field

Enroll now and get ready to have fun while becoming a leader in maternity acupuncture!

Step up as the expert in perinatal care with MAMPS training!

  • Offer expert support during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum
  • Gain a specialized understanding of pregnancy progression and physiologic birth
  • Become informed, effective, and evidence-based in perinatal care
  • Enhance your acupuncture theories for perinatal care

Elevate your skills and make a difference in the lives of expectant mothers with MAMPS training. Enroll now and become the hero in perinatal care!

Full MAMPS Mentorship Program

The MAMPS program is presented in a modular format, to support solid mastery of one topic before moving on to the next. 

Course Format

This program is a rigorous 9-month program of study that combines pre-recorded lectures, reading assignments, and live group study meetings with MAMPS mentors.  Students interested in focusing on perinatal care and receiving a certificate of completion as a MAMPS graduate should choose this option.

  • Five modules of pre-recorded video lectures spanning nine months of learning.  Modules include Foundations of Perinatal Care, Pregnancy, Labor Preparation, Labor and Birth, and Postpartum
  • Live one-hour monthly discussion with Debra Betts, Caudia Citkovitz, Zena Kocher, Kate Levett and/or Sarah Tewhey to discuss the current module and troubleshoot challenging cases submitted to the forum by current students and alumni. A recording is made available to those who cannot attend in person
  • Live one-hour monthly Special Topics in Evidence Based Practice meeting with Kate Levett, Debra Betts, Zena Kocher or Claudia Citkovitz to discuss practical treatment methods for a variety of clinical concerns.  A recording is made available to those who cannot attend in person
  • Monthly reading assignments to accompany lectures
  • Online discussion forum with MAMPS mentors, alumni, and current students to post questions and cases
  • One individual writing mentoring session with Claudia Citkovitz for those students who submit a draft they are working on for publication, education or community outreach
  • Full access to the MAMPS Library and Archives, which includes written resources and prior MAMPS recorded lectures
  • Quizzes and worksheets after each module for educational growth and CEU credit
  • MAMPS Certificate of Completion with the option to remain in the MAMPS learning community as an alumni at a deeply discounted rate
  • Participants should plan to spend 2-5 hours per week on pre-recorded lectures and reading and an additional 2 hours per month attending live discussions or watching the recordings

Meet Your Mentors:

*Years of clinical experience: 148

*Individual obstetric px: (estimated) 11,040

*Research papers published: 78

*4 chapters in textbooks

*Births Attended: estimated 1900

*Years providing in-hospital care: 99

*Students taught: (estimated) 675

*Textbooks published: 2 complete textbooks

Mentorship Overview & Curriculum:

  • Ethical issues in perinatal care such as integration with primary care, bias in maternal healthcare, and the use of trauma-informed care.
  • Research literacy and search strategies, for gathering accurate information and communicating with patients and health care providers.
  • Basic principles of scientific writing.

  • Physiologic changes and routine care in pregnancy.
  • Assessment and treatment of common pregnancy concerns in the acupuncture clinic.
  • Understanding Red Flags for referral.
  • Acupuncture support in complex conditions of pregnancy.

  • Common and complex concerns of late pregnancy.
  • Labor preparation and pre-birth treatments using acupuncture.
  • Treatment for malposition in pregnancy: breech, transverse and oblique lie.
  • Post-date pregnancy and treatment alongside medical induction.

  • The 3 stages of labor in physiologic birth, mechanisms of labor, and labor monitoring.
  • Understanding labor patterns through an East Asian Medicine perspective: the yin and yang of birth.
  • The basics of acupuncture and bodywork during labor.
  • Complications in labor and birth.
  • Early postpartum complications: hemorrhage, retained placenta, and infection.

  • Normal postpartum: what to expect in the first 6 weeks. 
  • Late postpartum complications and Red Flags for referral.
  • Understanding lactation and infant feeding
  • The acupuncturist’s role in cesearean recovery 
  • The pelvic floor: treatment of postpartum pelvic pain, prolapse, and incontinence.
  • Perinatal mood disorders and acupuncture support.
  • Bodywork for common concerns in the newborn
  • Providing treatment after pregnancy loss

Required Texts

  • Acupressure and Acupuncture During Birth by Claudia Citkovitz      
  • Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirth by Debra Betts
  • Prenatal and Postnatal Care: A Woman Centered Approach, Second Edition by Jordan et al.
  • The Birth Partner, Fifth Edition by Penny Simkin 
  • Human Labor and Birth by Glenn Posner et al.

Goals and Objectives 

Participants in the course can expect to…

  • Learn foundational biomedical knowledge regarding normal pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, as well as common complications.
  • Be able to provide acupuncture care to pregnant and postpartum people that is individualized and evidence-based.
  • Understand safety concerns, red flags, and reasons for referral when providing perinatal care.
  • Acquire basic research literacy skills and understand the current research on acupuncture within this area of study.

The focus of the mentorship is deep experiential learning, and peer connection. Although maximizing the quantity of CEU/PDAs will not be a focus, we have made available a maximum of 30 CEU/PDAs you can earn during the nine-month program.

Acupuncture Regulatory bodies our CEU/PDA certificates will fulfill:

  • California
  • Florida
  • Texas
  • ABORM Renewal

Yes, the following payment options are available:

The early bird rate is $2997 USD if paid in full by March 10, 2023

The regular rate is $3997 USD, however, you can save $1000 if you make a single payment by the early bird deadline.

YOU CAN RECEIVE A FULL REFUND WITHIN 14 DAYS O YOUR PURCHASE OF THE COURSE. Simply contact the helpdesk (support) with the phrase “refund course {enter your course name}” in the subject line. We will process your refund request in the order received.

Your return will be processed within 72 hours of your email, as long as it is within the 14-day refund window.

Keep in mind that refunds can take up to 14 business days before appearing on your credit card statement, depending on the issuing bank and billing cycle.

You cannot transfer or sell your registration for this mentorship.

You will have continued access to recordings and handouts and forums until Dec 31, 2023.

There is no guarantee that we will, especially in a world that is subject to so much upheaval, but our hope would be that we will offer the mentorship again after this year. We suggest you don’t delay as we cannot tell you what a year from now will allow for planning.

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