I was just over 36 weeks pregnant when my water broke but there were no signs of contractions. Just shy of being considered full-term, I was given no choice, I had to be medically induced and there was no grace period- it had to happen as soon as a delivery room became available at the hospital. Of course, I was quite anxious about having to be induced, as I am aware of the statistics indicating that medical induction often leads to further ...
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In my 38th week of pregnancy I was told that my blood platelet count had fallen to a level low enough to put my plan for a homebirth in jeopardy.
This is my first pregnancy and I was pretty upset that this option might be taken away so close to my due date. A midwife friend of mine recommended acupuncture and pointed me in the direction of Emilie Salomons at Acubalance.
Pregnancy workshops by Dr. Emilie Salomons Dr.TCM, FABORM, Doula
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At 34 weeks I discovered my baby was breech.
I had an ECV scheduled with an OB to flip the baby manually at 36.5 weeks if the baby would not flip on its own by then.
As soon as I found out I started weekly treatments with Acubalance with acupuncture and moxibustion. They were very helpful and also sent me home with some moxibustion sticks to use on my own to help turn the baby.
Well, whatever you did to help induce me - worked!! On Friday, it seemed like early labour was setting in, cramping was getting well underway by 10am. I went to hospital about 5:30pm or so and Brielle was born at 8:11pm. I am just so happy she is on the outside now! I will definitely be coming back to see you again for future babies as it seemed to work like a charm!
Thanks again for everything!
I'm sorry I missed my appointment last Friday, but we were at BC Women's napping after the birth at the time. Rafiq was born at 1:53 am Friday, and it was 10:30 pm Thursday when we got to the hospital (at 7 cm dilation, yay!) so it was all pretty efficient. I had the booklet and the stick-on needles you'd given me in my hospital bag but was too in the zone to pull them out and figure out where to stick them. I'd planned on...
I came to the clinic in early September, 2010, when I was 34 weeks pregnant with my second child. She was diagnosed as breech by my midwife and I was encouraged to try Moxibustion treatment to turn her. My first child, a son, was an undiagnosed breech presentation and I had to undergo an emergency cesarean section for his birth in November, 2007. Having had a negative birth experience and not wanting to undergo major abdominal surgery for a...