By Michael Dorausch, D.C.
I was just speaking to someone in my LA chiropractic office about receiving chiropractic care and pregnancy. Actually, I was more listening and they were talking about what a great experience they had getting chiropractic adjustments throughout the time they were pregnant. Afterwards I decided to check Planet Chiropractic and see what resources there were on the topic of pregnancy.
Among articles there was one from 2002 by Jeanne Ohm titled: Greater Comfort and Safer Births. Jeanne says… Chiropractic care in pregnancy is an essential ingredient to your pre-natal care choices. A large percent of all pregnant women experience back discomfort/pain during pregnancy. This is due to the rapid growth of the baby and an interference to your body’s normal structural adaptations to that growth.
Then there is an article simply titled Pregnancy and Chiropractic and authored by Canadian chiropractor Martha Collins. Martha says… Adjusting women through pregnancy is one of the most rewarding parts of our work, because a healthier pregnancy means an easier labor and delivery, and a better transition for the baby into this life.
I also was reminded of a recent interview with Jennifer Laycock of The Lactivist (some great articles and products for moms). Jennifer says… When I got pregnant the second time, that same pain came back full force at about 4 months in. I immediately began seeing a chiropractor to help with the pain. I had regular adjustments all through my pregnancy and ended up going nearly every week the last month or two.
Among the articles I searched was an older piece of news from 2001 regarding Pregnancy and the Dangers of Aspirin and commentary by Darrel Crain in a 2006 article regarding ultrasound during pregnancy.
Just had a new patient pregnant mom in my office while I was completing this piece. I Love when that happens!
I’ll wrap up with one semi related article titled: DCs in the Delivery Room which was authored by Dr. Karen Bagnell and published in 2003.