Patient Success Story: Pregnancy
July 30, 2015
By Chiro One Wellness Centers
Many people don’t realize that chiropractic doctors can offer safe and effective support for women who are expecting. Specific chiropractic adjustments and techniques can be used to help relieve pain or the symptoms from common conditions women experience during pregnancy, like back pain, sciatica and carpal tunnel syndrome. Many women report shorter labor and deliveries, a reduction in cesarean sections and swifter postnatal recovery.
Read a story directly from one of our Chiro One of Evanston patients and learn how chiropractic helped her with the birth of her second child.
The Difference Between Two Labors: Chiropractic Care
“My name is Elizabeth. My husband, Nathan, our two daughters, Olivia and Elsie, and I are all under care at Chiro One. My parents took me to a chiropractor as a child as an alternative to antibiotics but my results were hit or miss because the treatment was not comprehensive.
I decided to give chiropractic another shot when I met the marketing team at a screening. I was pregnant at the time and had heard that it could help with labor. My first labor with Olivia was extremely difficult. After three days of labor pains, I had to have medical intervention and was in hard labor for 22 hours. Since I knew chiropractic was safe during pregnancy, I was ready to see if it could improve my second labor.
I felt very welcomed at the Evanston office and the doctors were excited about my pregnancy. When it came time for Elsie to be born, I was feeling very positive knowing my body was aligned. I was very relaxed and Elsie was born after just two hours of much more bearable labor. I experienced much less pain and my body was able to facilitate the birth better because of my alignment.
Elsie got her first adjustment at six days old. Being born puts a lot of stress on a baby’s body so I knew she needed help immediately. Chiropractic is also a preventative measure to keep my kids from getting sick.
The open setting at Chiro One makes my children feel safe. It’s so family friendly. We can come as a family without feeling in the way. We are able to let the girls keep their schedules because we know we can make up an appointment if one of their naps runs over. Chiro One is a great place for families.”
-Elizabeth D., Evanston Patient