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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
Cecil, we cannot thank you enough for all your help, support, and encouragement during our fertility journey. Take care!H & M Read More
I’ve been seeing Genevieve primarily for infertility since May 2010. I’ve been trying to conceive for 2+ years with no success. My main infertility issue is endometriosis. After receiving infertility treatments for a few months I found out I was pregnant in October! I couldn’t believe it! Genevieve has also successfully treated my heavy cramping during periods as well as anxiety and TMJ (jaw problem). I continue to see her during my pregnancy for nausea, fatigue and anything else that comes up.Sandra Read More
To Cecil!! Our daughter has not stopped moving, singing, talking, and has looked me more in the eyes in the last coupe hours than she has all week. We have been laughing and she has been more adamant about what she desires. Thank you. My baby/big girl is back!! I cannot express how much you have helped and it is only the second appointment.S Read More
I feel Genevieve has helped me so much with different health problems plus I feel like she truly cares for patients.Read More