The Art & Science of Obstetrics - The Second & Third Trimester (OBSTETRICS-11ART000)

Phone: (425) 602-3152
Study material with CEUs or PDAs $ 365.00
Audience Naturopaths, Acupuncturists
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Home Study for Naturopaths, Acupuncturists
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Credits 13
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Instructor: Raven Lang, OMD, LAc. 13 CEUs approved for: LAc's in CA, ND's (except OR & CA). This package includes 7 DVDs and booklet.

This home study is designed for acupuncturists and students of TCM, but is not limited to them only. While an understanding of TCM thinking and the use of acupuncture and Chinese herbs is extremely beneficial, it is not essential.

The Art and Science of Obstetrics Part Two: The Second and Third Trimester Distance Learning Workshop combines physiology, psychology, science and spirituality to present a complete picture of the second and third trimester of pregnancy. The practitioner will come away with a deeper understanding of childbearing, and will have the knowledge necessary to deal with problems that can arise during that time.

The seven DVDs cover the the treatment of common infections in pregnancy, history and politics of women’s health as it relates to obstetrics, counseling for the second and third trimesters, low back pain and other common pains, sciatica, hemorrhoids and varicosities, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, carpal tunnel syndrome, gestational diabetes, vaginal infections, and abdominal palpation.

Course Notes

Post-course quiz must be completed with a score of 75 percent or higher to receive CEUs.


Raven Lang, OMD, LAc
Forty-one years ago Raven Lang gave birth to her first child. Within the following year she was teaching classes in natural childbirth and began her education in direct midwifery. In 1972 she authored the first book on home birth and opened the first birth center in North America. For the next ten years she worked as a midwife, founded the Institute of Feminine Arts, the first non-medical school for midwifery in the United States, and shared her knowledge with apprentices and students during each step of her journey.

In 1982 Raven began her studies in TCM and and a year later was blessed with a three-year apprenticeship with Dr. Miriam Lee, a nurse midwife from China and one of the first licensed acupuncturists in California.

Raven incorporates her knowledge of midwifery, mothering, and traditional medicine (both American and Asian) in her work and brings a wealth of experience to those she serves.

She is a dynamic teacher and teaches subjects as diverse as the politics and history of women’s health, parenting, and the science and art of obstetrics and pediatrics. Her teaching reaches into the well of life, using poetry, art, politics, mothering, psychology, the medical arts, and unique instructions in the skills of observation.

Raven practices TCM in Santa Cruz, California, specializing in women’s medicine and pediatrics.