I came to Brooke when my first baby went overdue and I started to become uncomfortable. That far into the pregnancy I was very tired and, frankly, happy to try anything that might help! I had a session to give me some more energy on the Tuesday morning. I pottered in town for a while and didn’t quite twig that the twinges I started to feel, as I was waiting for the bus home that afternoon, were contractions… That was the start of a long latent labour over the next two days, during which I felt able to cope and was grateful of the boost the treatment had given me. On the Friday, our son was born after a lovely natural labour.
In my second pregnancy, I started treatments with Brooke earlier. I came for a short course of treatments from around 37 weeks that helped enormously with my energy. This also helped with discomfort in my pelvis and back – carrying a big bump and running around after a toddler was pretty exhausting! My last session was when I was about a week overdue. Each time I felt the treatment ‘set me straight’ again, gave me more energy and helped me to prepare for the birth.
Safe to say I was a bit fed up by my last treatment, but Brooke handled the hormonal rantings of an extremely tired pregnant woman with the utmost professionalism, patience and kindness. My daughter was born after a second easy natural labour; I am sure the course of acupuncture helped to prepare me for this.
I would be happy to recommend Brooke for pregnancy acupuncture; in fact, I already have done so for friends (sending more heavily pregnant, most likely irritable, women to his door- sorry, Brooke).