I love that I receive care in a shared space with others from all walks of life

As a registered midwife new to this community, I had heard of Heart & Hands and recommended them to clients on local resource lists, but receiving care from their team has given me the opportunity to truly understand the incredible value of the care they provide our community.

I have been fortunate to receive their care throughout my last trimester – I always look forward to my appointments as an opportunity to rest, connect with my baby and my body while in the company of others who are also caring for their bodies, and to prepare my body and mind for birth. Christina Chan is a gifted provider and I find myself learning something new every time I speak with her. I was initially hesitant to try community acupuncture – I had never tried acupuncture in general even though as a clinician I knew about the benefits.

Sometimes as care providers it can be difficult to find time to care for ourselves, but I hope to make my acu-naps a regular part of my wellness routine even when I return from maternity leave. Hearing Christina and her colleagues speak at a birthworkers gathering helped me to understand what exactly community acupuncture meant – apprehension and hesitation turned into intrigue – their clinic’s philosophy of care aligned so closely with my own beliefs around care: grounded in the principles of access, compassion, and inclusivity, in a judgement-free space.

I love that I receive care in a shared space with others from all walks of life, I love that I can recommend this clinic to my clients having been there myself, I love that the sliding scale allows more people to access this important care and for those of us with the privilege of health benefits to pay-it-forward. My only regret is not coming here sooner!

My acu-naps have allowed me to get back to spending time doing what I love – growing my baby and spending time with my dog and family.

Thank you, 

Did you know? Heart & Hands offers safe, drug-free and affordable care throughout your pregnancy journey, whether you are trying to conceive, managing the symptoms and discomforts during, preparing to give birth or needing post-partum support, we are the place! Find out more, Pokes for pregnancy: Community Acupuncture for happy, healthy parents & babies.

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