Heather Bruce. Acupuncturist, Naturopath, Herbalist, Author www.heatherbruce.com.au
As a Midwife, I am always looking for ways to empower The Pregnant Couple, Why, because it is “The Couple” who take a journey to become “The Parents”.
I was, therefore thrilled to hear about an Acupuncturist who had written a book, “What Dads Can Do”, Preparing for Pregnancy, and a DVD “What Dads Can Do” Birthing. So, 2 years age I bought them and found the amount of knowledge amazing, and had great pleasure displaying and encouraging couples to investigate their use.
Somehow, I never managed to network or meet up with Heather, although we traveled in the same Childbirth circles. Late 2008, I did make time to meet up and exchange ideas. What a Fascinating, well traveled and knowledgeable Lady, not only in her own Specialties of Body Health and Harmony but also in the field of Fertility, Childbirth and Post-natal period.
Would I recommend a modality that I had not tried? Well maybe, if I had seen it work and believed in it enough and yes, I did believe in Acupuncture as a recognised modality, having known of many examples where it helped, with Pregnancy issues, during Birth and Lactation issues. Now I am convinced it works, having gone to Heather, with severe back pain and post surgery numbness, I am ecstatic with the amount of relief and freedom of movement I have got from the treatments, and very surprised to find I could actually feel sensations on my skin around the scar lines.
As a midwife I would encourage you to find out how you Both can help in having a Healthy Pregnancy and Beautiful Birth of your Special Baby.
See Heathers Web site for Her Books and CD’s/DVD’s, and the many ways that Acupuncture can be of assistance.