Diabetic, Pregnant and how Acupuncture worked for me...



“Two months ago, I peacefully (and naturally) gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. As a new mum, still in bliss, I can’t help but to think about how fortunate I am to have my miracle all while experiencing labour in such a memorable way. With all these thoughts, I extend much gratitude to Eca for being such a crucial part of our experience.


As a pregnant diabetic woman, I frequently had doctors and nurses reminding me that I was high risk. I struggled, with continues episodes of hypoglycaemia due to what I call a cookie-cutter medical approach, on top of mounds of stress related to work and home. But despite all the madness, Eca provided care and attention beyond my expectations.


She remained confident, encouraging, nurturing and personable all the while sharing knowledge through my process. She reminded me that I had choices. She reminded me to be kind to myself.


She reminded me to trust my partner. She reminded me to trust my body. And she reminded me everything was going to be ok. With her expertise and these wonderful attributes, I truly believe she’s a piece of my unforgettable pregnancy AND labour story. Not to mention, the improvement with my blood sugars and diet.


Eca, from the bottom of my heart, I THANK YOU! My pregnancy story isn’t complete without you.” QL


At 21 weeks pregnant and having been diagnosed with type II diabetes prior to pregnancy and on a high doses of insulin, we started with dietary advice, and regular acupuncture treatments. We were able to stabilise the blood sugar levels naturally and drastically reduce the insulin required with Acupuncture. A natural delivery, a wonderfully healthy baby was followed by a quick recovery.

Pregnancy can be a difficult time, for many of us.


I struggled so much through both of my pregnancies, so I know, first hand, how difficult it can be. But it doesn’t have to be that way. With the right help and support, you can actually become healthier and stronger during this process. Traditional Chinese Medicine has the perfect tools to support you through this journey. And in the hands of an experienced practitioner you should feel relaxed, informed, supported and educated in your choices.


These and other Traditional Chinese practices all form part of TCM, each adding a little to the history and methodology of Acupuncture and Herbs and their ability to help Megan.


Eca Brady is a fully licensed physician of Traditional Chinese Medicine BSc(Ac) MBAcC, focusing on Women's health with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs from Harley Street, London.

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