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After completing an undergraduate degree in the Health Sciences, I continued on to become trained as a Dr. of Traditional Chinese Medicine with comprehensive training in Canada and China in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
I am a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and have continued to hold a special interest in working with women during pregnancy and childbirth over the last 10 years. I do not hire myself out as a doula in the traditional way. I do treatments in my clinic, the Heritage Health Centre, to help prepare women for the best birth outcomes possible. This is done using acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage and specific techniques to treat issues such as : posterior or breech fetal position, high blood pressure, edema, headaches, nausea and vomiting, pubic symphysis, sciatica, insomnia, anxiety, placenta previa, threatened miscarriage, heartburn, constipation, varicosities, hemorrhoids, anaemia, sinusitis, fatigue, etc. There need not be any health complaints whatsoever to engage in pre-birth acupuncture treatments. This is a safe and wonderful way to enter into your labour and birth with confidence and a peaceful state of mind.
I invite birth partners to attend an appointment with the expectant mother to learn acupressure points that are effective for pain relief during labour and childbirth.
I attend labours and births to support women and their birth teams for issues such as breech or posterior fetal position, failure to progress, unfavorable cervical dilation and effacement, retention of the placenta, fatigue, pain management, anxiety, high blood pressure, hemorrhage, etc.
Post-natally I treat for issues such as hemorrhage, perineal injury, breastfeeding difficulties, insufficient lactation, anxiety, depression, fatigue, mastitis, afterpains, insomnia, etc.
I believe that the natural and effective techniques offered by an experienced Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner are invaluable tools for healthy pregnancies and deliveries. TCM treatment offers a natural, non-invasive, holistic approach to peri-natal care (alongside primary care).
I feel deeply honoured to be able to work with mothers, their partners, loved ones and caregivers during the incredible journey of pregnancy and childbirth.