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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
Dear Cecil, Christina and Genevieve: Thank you soooooo much!!!!! I got a positive pregnancy test today 🙂 You guys are so supportive and wonderful. I am very grateful to your team.A Read More
Hi Genevieve, I wanted to let you know that J has been sleeping amazingly well. She settles easily and calmly at night and sleeps the whole night with no disturbances. If she does wake, the disturbance is very minor and she goes back to sleep right away. We have decided that as of now, she does not need any more acupressure treatments. Thank-you so much for the work you did with her and we will definitely call on you again should the need arise.J Read More
Cecil, I just wanted to msg you to let you know I had my baby. We are all healthy and home and i just wanted to thank you for all that you did and helping my labor progress. In the end things didn’t exactly turn out as planned, but I’m certain the acupuncture helped get my labor going.
I also appreciate you coming in and meeting me on the weekends to help. I will definitely be recommending your services to other ladies needing help. Again. Thanks! You’re great!
I have collaborated with Cecil on research and education initiatives at the University of Alberta over the last few years. He is a keen and thoughtful advocate and teacher, a compassionate and caring clinician, and a supportive partner in integrative health.Hsing Jou, MD FRCPC. Clinical Director, Integrative Health Institute Clinical Director, CARE Program for Integrative Health & Healing Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry University of Alberta Read More