Chiropractor for easy birth… Myth or Magic?
By: Keya Nkonoki / February 18, 2013
Because of his careful chiropractic adjustments, she was able to successfully have a natural birth with her first child and is now using him again for baby # 2!
I know some don’t like the idea of having their bones moved around a lot, but consider this: when you are pregnant, your bones are constantly moving as the baby grows. By having a good chiropractor treat you a few times during your pregnancy and just before labor, you can keep your body from going out of alignment and help facilitate a smooth vaginal birth.
While pregnant with my son, I kept up a good yoga practice with lots of walking and meditation. At the start of my labor, my baby was painfully posterior (back to back). We were able to get him to turn naturally and proceed with the labor, but maybe a few good chiropractic adjustments could have alleviated this problem. So why didn’t I go to the chiropractor? Some where in the back of my mind I would think, “If I go to the chiropractor, and he starts messing with my bones, then I will be running to his office every week to be adjusted.” I also thought that I didn’t need to go to the chiropractor, because I was already so active and felt healthy. (ego) ha ha – gets you every time!
I don’t think I’m alone in this view. There are many myths surrounding chiropractic care – some of the naysayers make good arguments, while others are just hearsay (ego talk).
After my son was born, I got into a minor car accident that caused me back and neck pain. I went to a good chiropractor who recommended I do 6 treatments (once a week for 6 weeks). I was a little skeptical at first of so much adjusting, but I felt he was right. Not only did I recover quickly from the back and neck trauma, but he also helped to realign my body postpartum. This enhanced my digestion and overall energy levels!
You still won’t catch me running to the chiropractor every week, but I do go a few times a year and always after any bodily trauma.
A mom from my Tuesday night class has a friend who swears by Chiropractor, Dr. Berlin! She says that he does an incredible job of getting the baby into the perfect position for easy delivery. Because of his careful chiropractic adjustments, she was able to successfully have a natural birth with her first child and is now using him again for baby # 2!
Dr. Berlin’s wellness group specializes in alternative modalities for a healthy pregnancy and birth: featuring specialized chiropractic care, acupuncture, massage and psychological counseling for families. His office is located at:
PREGNANCY PHOTO TAKEN by Nurha de Souza. For Beautiful UNIQUE Photos for PREGNANCY contact Nurha at: 310.379.2281 www.nurhadesouza.com
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