Dr. Debra Betts is the author of “The Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy & Childbirth” published in 2006 and subsequently translated into German and French. With a nursing background she completed her acupuncture training in London in 1989.
On returning to New Zealand her interest in pregnancy led to setting up acupuncture and acupressure courses for midwives. In 2008 Debra founded a hospital antenatal acupuncture clinic at Hutt hospital that continues to provide free acupuncture treatment during pregnancy in conjunction with the New Zealand School of Acupuncture. More recently in 2014 she completed her PhD on the use of acupuncture in threatened miscarriage. Currently she is involved in online mentoring and education programme for acupuncturists in pregnancy care and a maternity acupuncture community clinic in Wellington NZ. In addition, Debra continues to publish articles relating to acupuncture use in pregnancy and lecture internationally on the use of maternity acupuncture and acupressure.