Posted by Cecil Horwitz
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Traditional Chinese Medicine is a natural, gentle healthcare approach that can help with every stage of pregnancy health and life development. In aiding with preparation and planning for a family, maintaining a healthy pregnancy and childbirth, preventing children from becoming ill, treating illness quickly and effectively as it manifests before serious illness can develop, and providing families with the opportunity to live long, healthy, happy lives! Visit our pregnancy health website to help answer you questions about acupuncture in fertility and pregnancy.
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
Hi Christina: Had to share this with you…. today was the ultrasound. Well…… two embryos with two heartbeats 143 and 150. I had a hunch cause I feel so yucky, but wow. So different than last time. Thanks so much!V Read More
Dr.Deol, I have exciting news to share – I’m 9 weeks pregnant! I just wanted to say thank you as I truly believe now that diet holds the key to my fertility. I was pretty shocked to get a positive result, but I’m really happy and excited. Thank you again for everything!! So happy I got connected with you!T Read More
Hi Cecil, Just wanted to thank you again for your support and guidance in helping us conceive. We are now happily 17 weeks pregnant and have heard the heartbeat a couple of times. I plan to come back for acupuncture before delivery.C Read More
I love my acupuncture appointment time with Kelsey! I feel like she is a friend and understands my health issues and does her best to help me with it through treatment and discussion. She takes time to listen and fully give me her time! Ashley at the front desk is fabulous! She is always so cheerful, welcoming and will accommodate appointment changes and appointments so easily! Love your clinic and always recommend it to others when they are looking for health solutions! Keep up the excellent work!S.M Read More