Welcome to The WOMB Vaughan’s Angel Fund, established in 2020 with a singular commitment: to provide nurturing and support for families facing financial constraints in the Vaughan community. Our dedicated funds are specifically allocated to directly assist members of our community, offering a range of services from breastfeeding support to critical care in a hospital’s ICU. We extend our help to gather resources for courageous women in shelters, provide in-home counselling sessions, and offer pelvic floor rehabilitation for new immigrants to Canada.
At The WOMB Vaughan, we firmly believe that a lack of funds should never translate to a lack of access.
When you choose to contribute to the Angel Fund, rest assured that your donation will be utilized wisely. We take pride in the fact that there are no administration fees, ensuring that 100% of your donation goes directly to supporting those in need within the Vaughan community. Our compassionate approach includes a thorough screening of every candidate, allowing us to tailor our support to best serve them.
We are immensely proud of the Vaughan community, consistently coming together to offer nurturing, love, and a helping hand to those in need.
Together, we, as The WOMB Vaughan community, have the power to make a genuine difference!
To make a donation to The Angel Fund, please click the button below or reach out to us directly.
Whether you are just beginning your journey to conception or have been trying for a while, Acupuncture can help.
Fertility concerns commonly treated with Acupuncture include:
• Painful intercourse
• Low Libido
• Reduce stress and anxieties
• Balance hormones
For those going through assisted reproductive therapies such as IUI or IVF, studies have shown acupuncture increases successful pregnancy rates. Preparing ahead with acupuncture 2-3 months before IVF helps to regulate the menstrual cycle, thicken the uterine lining to support implantation and improves blood flow to the uterus and ovaries.
Men can also benefit from acupuncture to increase fertility. Common concerns that may be treated with Acupuncture in males include:
• Low sperm count
• Problems with sperm motility or morphology
• Erectile Dysfunction
• Low testosterone
Acupuncture can be used to treat a variety of common pregnancy concerns such as:
• Morning sickness
• Swelling and edema
• Pain in the back or pelvis
• High blood pressure
• Relax and calm the body and mind
One of the most important times to have acupuncture during pregnancy is the third trimester, to help prepare the body for labour. Pre-birth acupuncture helps to relax and soften the uterine ligaments and bring blood flow to the pelvis, encouraging baby to descend and preparing the cervix to soften and dilate and the uterine muscles to contract when needed.
Benefits of pre-birth acupuncture include:
• Increased likelihood of spontaneous labour, reducing the likelihood of induction
• Reduced risk of medical intervention
• May promote a faster and easier birth (studies suggest 1.5 hours shorter!)
• Relax the body and calm any fears or anxiety
• Helps encourage babies into their optimal position for birth
Acupuncture can help nurture new parents by boosting energy, supporting mood and managing common discomforts that may occur.
Postpartum concerns that are commonly treated with acupuncture include:
• Promoting optimal milk supply
• Reduction of pain
• Scar healing
• Painful, heavy or irregular periods
• Uterine Fibroids
• Postpartum depletion / Low energy
• Postpartum anxiety / depression
For our babies and young children, our team is able to provide some of the benefits of acupuncture by doing acupressure, which is a needle free technique. This can even be demonstrated to parents so they can continue to use the techniques at home. Acupuncture may also be performed in children as young as ten years old to help with concerns such as pain, stress & anxiety, sleep, headaches, and digestion.
Acupuncture can be a valuable and gentle treatment for a wide range of concerns across the entire family. Commonly it is used for energy, sleep, digestion, mood (stress, anxiety, depression), menstrual symptoms, migraines, headaches and pain management. For infants and children, or those who prefer needle-free techniques, acupressure techniques can be applied and demonstrated for at-home use.