ACT logo



All ACT Brighton & Sussex practitioners are members of The British Acupuncture Council; for more information about acupuncture in general, please visit

For information and support with breastfeeding, please see and

To help mothers to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and the mother, visit La Leche League West Sussex Group.

For information about doula support during your labour, visit

For information about ante-natal classes in your area, visit

For Independent Midwives in the Sussex area, visit:

Debra Betts, a New Zealand acupuncturist and author of ‘The Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy & Childbirth’ has a very helpful website There is a lot of great information for parents to be on pregnancy and childbirth and a very useful video (and illustrations) of acupressure points that can be used in labour.

ACT Brighton & Sussex is linked to other ACT around the UK.

The 2 websites below give optimal positioning advice either for women with fetal malpresentation and advice to help maintain an anterior position: and is a positive birthing “youtube” clip by Ricki Lake promoting natural birth, with the emphasis on taking control, showing efficient births not scary ones.

Budum are a local company offering Antenatal Classes, Baby Massage groups, Baby Yoga and Postnatal Practical Care sessions.

The Dolphin House Clinic in Brighton offers a wide range of complementary therapies for babies and children. The Children’s Clinic is a registered charity and treatments are on a sliding scale depending on income. The Clinic also has a shop selling natural products relating to children and parents.


  • Buy the DVD from the JCM websiteAn App and DVD/download featuring Debra Betts and Tom Kennedy is now available which demonstrates acupressure techniques for labour. Perfect for pregnant women and their partners, as well as health professionals working with pregnant women.

    Also available through Udemy as an online course – just click on this link for a free preview