Research: Chiropractic and Shorter Labor times
Through the hundreds of pregnant moms we have served over the years some of the most common things we hear from them after baby is born is how prenatal chiropractic played such a big role in the comfort and efficiency of their pregnancy. We hear things like how much more comfortable they were, how they were able to stay active longer or even sleep easier at night. We also saw that our moms who saw us throughout their pregnancy often had safer and more efficient births than "normal" in our society. Linked below with my commentary is research backing this up. We look forward to serving the greater Rochester area and and the families who call it home. Never hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions regarding prenatal or pediatric chiropractic .
Pregnancy and Chiropractic: a narrative review of the literature
Cara L. Borggren
"A retrospective review of statistics reported that primigravida women who seek chiropractic care throughout gestation have, on average, a 25% shorter labor time whereas multiparous women who seek chiropractic care throughout their pregnancy have, on average, 31% shorter labor times."
Dr. Moe's Commentary
As a whole, the narrative review addresses all the the benefits of chiropractic during pregnancy but we want to address labor time specifically. Mom's get excited about hearing ways to speed up the labor time because it may mean "less pain" than the alternative or "get it over with sooner" to them but after a point longer labors can lead to greater risk for the mother and baby as well as higher rates for cesarean deliveries. As a pediatric and prenatal chiropractor we are trained and experienced in taking care of expecting mothers during their pregnancy in order to make sure their pregnancy and birth is safe, effective, and memorable. This starts from day one (conception) all the way through what we call the 4th trimester (postpartum). We find that by making sure the pelvis and spine is aligned properly, your body neurologically is functioning optimally and structurally you are ready for labor.