Once we found out that we were having a baby with hydrocephalus, my Dad suggested Reiki. If you have no idea what that is, you’re not alone. I was not familiar with it either until my pregnancy. Reiki is “a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being”. I began going to reiki on a weekly basis a few months before Emma was born. I had 2 reiki masters working on me and my unborn baby. It was definitely a wonderful experience. It made me feel at peace with everything that was happening. I felt relaxed and let my mind just go to another place. It let me not think about my baby for 1 hour and what was going to happen to her once she was born.

Once we found out that Emma needed her craniosynostosis surgery, my Dad suggested Reiki. We resumed our weekly session for a few months up until surgery in January. They worked on Emma and myself separately. I really feel that it helped Emma and helped me as well.

Reiki was truly a saving grace for me and I am forever grateful for Emma’s 2 new “Aunts” who have helped us throughout this journey.

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