Originally Posted by Chiromom
V. In depth explaination of how chiropractic care effects the uterus, muscles, ligament, nerve system and bony structures during preganancy and birth. We will discuss specific techniques for common "complaints" of pregnancy and what they mean is happening structurally. We will discuss how to correct these various issues, what to look for during back labor, pre-mature labor, stalled labor etc.
Quickly, I'm trying to catch up
We've had a lot going on in our lives the last couple of days. Basically, my 6w old is having inguinal surgery on Monday, so I'm a little out of it. I have a thread over on TAO about pain relief for him, and I just spoke to my homeopath and am feeling better.
But back to Mar's post.
I never went to the chiropractor until my DS1 was a year old. In fact we are now coming up to our 2 yr anniversary of getting care. Anywho, my 1st pregnancy, I was so freakin' uncomfortable. I attribute this to my diet and my subluxations. I was heavy and had so many "common" pregnancy complaints. My son was born w/a nuchal hand, vaginally, in a hospital after a grueling 60hr labor which followed lots of prodromal stuff. I gained 35lbs.
With this pregnancy, I was already going to my chiro every month and my diet was phenomonal. I "crunchied up" over the last 2 yrs and was in top form. I was 25lbs under my pre-preg weight w/DS1. I had m/s like everyone and had some minor preg complaints, but felt freakin' fabulous. I mean, truly fabulous. I never felt pregnant. Really. I was chasing an almost 3 yr old around and sleeping less, but felt incredible. In fact, come to think of it, I'm still feeling really good. Nice and gentle and quick (5hrs) UC at home. I gained 40lbs.
For what it is worth, I will never
go through pregnancy again w/o regular chiropractor adjustments. I truly mean that.
And my chiro who is pretty "alternative" could not get his mind around UC. Their 3 babies were born at home w/a really hands on mw (by reputation), and after Owen was born I told him we UC-ed and he was shocked and asked why and recommended his mw for the next time :LOL I said absolutely not. I said after birthing my son w/o any interference there is no way I would let anyone else into my home during my children's births. He just scratched his head and was confused. But, he is a great guy and I
okay, back to reading