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Long time no talk. I hope you are well. I’m not sure if you know about our miracle that God gave us but I’m 15 weeks pregnant. I saw Christina weekly for acupuncture during my 1st trimester. Things have been very good although I was in the emerg on Thursday with bleeding and cramping…you can imagine I was terrified. Baby is fine and it turns out that there is a subchorionic hematoma between the placenta and cervix with the placenta slightly pulling away. So not ideal obviously…it’s really weird because an ultrasound 3 days prior showed nothing. I’ve been put on bed rest and advised to follow up with my OB. It’s nerve-wracking but we’re hopeful and praying for this little miracle to thrive! I had meant to email you sooner …just thought I’d touch base and also let you know how great it’s been to have the acupuncture support from Christina at your clinic.
I know that how you are with me is how you are with all of your patients…; however, I really want to say thank you for all the advice, support and frankness that you offer to me. I appreciate you so much and you have been an amazing support up to this point. Thanks again, life coach!B Read More
Hi Cecil. I wanted to let you know that my hands/arms are definitely improving. I am sleeping much better as a result.K Read More
I just wanted to share this quick, for those of you struggling with sickness in pregnancy. I’m currently 13 weeks pregnant with baby #3. With 1 & 2 I struggled through HG and honestly wished my babies away. It was awful. With my son (#2) I lost 33lbs between 6-12 weeks pregnant, and I looked like death when the vomiting finally stopped. I went on to have a successful home birth, but promised myself if I ever got pregnant again I would do things totally different. After 18 months of trying to get pregnant (with him), I went for my first round of acupuncture and 3 weeks later I was pregnant. Acupuncture DEFINITELY works for me. So when we found out I was pregnant this time, I immediately jumped into weekly acupuncture. I was feeling gross, but no vomiting. I could still function and parent my other 2 kids. Around 8 weeks I missed my appointment, and the following night, I puked. The day after was 5x. By the time I got in for an appointment 6 days later I was up to 15x a day, and already down 7lbs. Went in for a treatment, and nothing for 3 days. Fast forward to today, 13 weeks, and HOPING I am at the end of puke fest, but I can honestly say I only survived because of acupuncture. This hasn’t been an easy trimester (it rarely is for anyone!) I still vomit every once in awhile, but I am in shock that I am not in the hospital. Acupuncture has totally changed the game for me. If you’re in the Edmonton area, I highly recommend Cecil at Whole Family Health. I don’t know how he does it, but the guy is a friggen wizard. Hopefully this can help another struggling mama!D Read More
I went in for an induction massage yesterday evening at 4:30pm, and had my baby this morning at 7:00am. Thanks for the great service!
K.B. Read More