Preparing for a Natural Childbirth Experience

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Acupressure and Breathing for Childbirth DVD

Pregnant? Get help for your upcoming delivery! Use ancient Acupressure points proved effective over thousands of years to facilitate a natural birth. Covers breathing patterns, signs of approaching labor, when to go to the hospital and more! Check out our website at Laurie Gal Binder Acupuncturist

Posted by Santa Monica Acupuncture and Wellness on Wednesday, February 1, 2012

 by Laurie Binder, LCCE, RNCNP, MS, LAc, Doctor of Acupuncture

Offering private Lamaze classes in the West - Los Angeles area.

Childbirth preparation familiarizes the woman and her labor partner with the process of pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postpartum.


The information provided includes:pregnant couple

  • Anatomy and Physiology of pregnancy

  • The complete labor and birth experience

  • The role of the birth coach

  • Cesarean birth

  • Postpartum care

  • Breastfeeding

The Lamaze tools that you will learn includes:

  • Relaxation

  • Visualization

  • Lamaze breathing

  • Pain management / comfort measures

At the end of this comprehensive course, you will be fully prepared to actively participate in the birth of your child.


  • Ob/Gyn Nurse Practitioner

  • Labor and Delivery RN

  • Doctor of Acupuncture, MS in Traditional Oriental Medicine

  • UCLA Certified health consultant in complementary therapies and acupressure

  • Mother

  • Accredited LCCE, and have been teaching Lamaze classes for more than 10 years.

  • Lamaze coach to some of Hollywood's most famous couples including: Jack Nicholson & Rebecca Broussard, Warren Beatty & Annette Bening, Catherine Hicks & Kevin Yagher, Mr. & Mrs. Franco Columbu, Artist Billie Al Bengston, Fitness Guru Kathy Smith


Dr. Laurie Binder has been seen on:




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How my Acupressure and Breathing for Childbirth DVD will help YOU



What is acupressure?


foot acupressure



What is Organized Breathing?


Organized breathing patterns used in childbirth are effective in reducing stress and the perception of pain. When using the concentration required to focus on the breathing during a contraction the attention is directed away from a pain response to a relaxed breathing response.  Through daily practice, one can develop a very dependable labor tool.




lamaze coach

Laurie Binder

Doctor of Acupuncture

Ob / Gyn Nurse Practitioner

Lamaze Childbirth Instructor



Laurie's Celebrity Clients

Jack Nicholson and Rebecca Broussard

Jack Nicholson & Rebecca Broussard

Warren Beatty and Annette Bening

Warren Beatty & Annette Bening

Kathy Smith Fitness

Fitness Guru Kathy Smith

Catherine Hicks and Kevin Yagher

Catherine Hicks & Kevin Yagher

Franco Columbu

Mr. & Mrs. Franco Columbu

Artist Billy Al Bengston

Artist Billy Al Bengston


New! Enhance your fertility with Dr. Laurie Binder's Acupressure for Fertility DVD

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