For many decades chiropractic care has been a blessing to pregnant women. Chiropractic has become the drug-free, natural, safe and effective approach to the fatigue, stress, exhaustion and pain (especially in the back, hip and pubic area) that sometimes occur in the later months of pregnancy. (1-4)
In addition to making pregnancy much more com-
Chiropractic care is essential for preganant women according to Tedd Koren DC
fortable, chiropractic adjustments help pregnant women have easier births.
Further, chiropractic may prevent a breech presentation. Why? Spinal distortions (subluxations) can cause the pelvis to constrict a little and make it difficult or impossible for the unborn child to turn into proper position.
When the chiropractor corrects subluxations the entire structural system, including the pelvis, relaxes. Labor and birth are easier and a breech baby may turn into the proper position so a Caesarian section would not be needed.
To ensure a more relaxing pregnancy, labor and delivery, a balanced, stress-free spinal column and body structure is essential. Every pregnant woman should get a chiropractic checkup.
1. Stein K. The value of chiropractic care in cases of pregnancy. ACA J Chiropractic. July 1964:19.
2. Brynhildsen J, Hansson A, Persson A, Hammar M. Follow-up of patients with low back pain during pregnancy. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 1998;91(2):182-186.
3. Phillips C. An effective drug-free approach to premature contractions. ICA Review. October 1998.
4. Phillips C. Back labor: a possible solution for a painful situation. ICA Review. July/August 1997.
Chiropractic care for pregnant moms is about the only thing that can be done for the discomforts of pregnancy. The moms can’t take medication and shouldn’t. The baby needs the healthiest environment to develop in. I adjusted my wife every week during the pregnancy with our daughter. I checked her out with Nutrition Response Testing every week also to make sure she had the correct nutrition and was avoiding foods that her body didn’t like. What this brought about was the most relaxex pregnancy a husband and soon to be dad could ask for. Absolutely NO morning sickness, no swelling of the feet, no late night runs to the store for food cravings. It was easy! It was no fluke but had everything to do with what the Chiropractic, the Nutrition Response Testing, the exercise and the organic foods we ate during the pregnancy and since. The most important thing I feel is that we prepared for 1 year prior with all the above. During the process, I shared my results with my patients and more and more pregnant women started walking through the door needing help. The exact same protocol I used for my wife has worked wonders for my patients. I alwyas got results with my patients prior to having my first child but not to the extent I do now. Chiropractic is SAFE for a pregnant mom. So safe that I used it for my own family. How many doctors of medicine actually use their treatment on their own family. I’ve read research that is shocking. In Chiropractic, we believe in what we do because we see the results!
Thanks for the great BLOG Tedd!!! I’m starting to BLOG too. http://www.betrulywelltimes.com Let’s all BLOG and spread the good word about CHIROPRACTIC!
Dr. Jeff West
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