S.G. Birth Preparation

“My friend suggested I try a few sessions of acupuncture to help me get through the birth of my second child. With my first child, I was in labour for 36 hours and lost a lot of blood. As you can imagine I didn’t want to repeat this, so I did some research and found out that acupuncture, from 36 weeks of pregnancy, can help reduce the length of labour and blood loss.

Another friend highly recommended Maddy and when I approached her, she explained very clearly about the specific treatment and how it helps to get your body in the best state possible to deal with labour.

I’d never had acupuncture before, so I was a bit nervous, however Maddy put me at ease straight away by explaining how it all works, what was going to happen and that it doesn’t hurt. The sessions took place in a very relaxing environment and after each one, I felt more confident and energised.

At around 37 weeks, my baby turned and was showing breech. When I told Maddy, she mentioned a form of acupressure called Moxibustion (which midwives know about) that helps to turn the baby head down.

After 2 sessions, a scan showed the baby in the correct position! The midwife and I were very shocked and i was so pleased that I could have a normal delivery and avoid a c-section. I had Lilly-Ann on my due date. I went into hospital at 9cm dilated and she was born 1 hour later. It was a straight forward delivery with minimal blood loss.

I am very thankful to Maddy for all her advice and guidance prior to the birth and I truly believe my birth experience would’ve been quite different without her help. Thanks Maddy!”

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