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Stalled Labor? Now what.


Posted By on Jun 15, 2019

You have everything set up. You are ready to birth at home. The Midwife and her team is in place. The pool is set up. The older siblings are off with family so you can focus on your birth. Your husband is holding your hips through each contraction, but things are progressing as they should. That’s when we can come into play. This Momma had been under chiropractic for nearly half her pregnancy and this was baby number 5. She felt...

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April has been an emotional month. I’ve gotten to speak with many of you over the last four weeks about our office’s transition and realized a few things. For one, things haven’t always happened the way I planned or likely would do again. Being sick after two long weekends away really impacted my ability to discuss our plans with those of you who have been in the practice since the beginning, and I wanted to both apologize and...

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As our office has grown successful and our reputation is spreading to the medical birth community, I’ve received quite a few “I don’t know what to do here, maybe the chiropractor can help,” referrals from obstetricians.  I’ve had more than my share of “Oh crap, how is this going to work?” moments when an expecting mother is assisted by a family member into my office.  But I trust the process,...

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Spear and Alcantara authored a case study discussing a mother at 35 weeks who came in with right hip pain and her baby in a frank breech presentation.  Her previous birth sounds like it was pretty tough; the baby was born at 37 weeks, her OB ruptured the membranes, she was given pitocin to instigate contractions and an epidural for pain, and the baby came out OP (or “sunny side up”).  Contrary to popular belief, there...

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Maybe I’m an elitist.  I think the worst thing that has happened to my profession is that it helped low back pain.  It was the low hanging fruit of research, the thing our profession could point to and ask third party payers to reimburse us because what we did worked.  The truth is that chiropractic has nothing to do with helping back pain; it’s almost a happy side effect of restoring balance in the body.  But if you pick...

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Making the decision to delay or not to administer vaccinations is a difficult one. Mothers that do this are often criticized and even insulted. They’re told they’re hurting the baby. They’re threatened and told the baby could die. They’re made to feel like they’re putting everyone at risk. It’s not easy to go against the grain. Know, first of all, that there’s nothing wrong with making a well informed decision that’s right for your...

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