Going to acupuncture with Christina at Heart & Hands got me through to the end of my pregnancy. I started going for relief from pregnancy-related carpal tunnel, but it soon became clear to me that Christina was very knowledgeable about a lot of aspects of well-being for mothers to be. Especially during the COVID pandemic, when midwife visits were few and far between, Heart & Hands became an additional source of connection for me, and a place where someone checked on me every week to make sure I was ok.
I’m also convinced that acupuncture for cervical ripening helped me to have a smooth birthing experience! I was due for induction at 39 weeks, which I didn’t want, but a day or two after my last acupuncture appointment the baby came all on her own. I became a mom a few weeks shy of my 41st birthday and handled it like a rock star, and I have Heart & Hands at least partially to thank for that.
photo by Sophie Lecavalier Photography