Posts Tagged "Pregnancy"


edit: I have included an additional resources at the bottom of this blog post that was foundational in my understanding of Covid-19 as a novel virus. TL;DR Video Version The 6 minute version specific to pregnancy and Covid-19 Covid-19 binds to a receptor in the lungs associated with relaxing blood vessels called ACE-2. There is some evidence that if the receptors are filled with the enzyme, there aren’t as many docking stations...

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I’ve noticed the pregnancy with scoliosis cases are some of my best patients.  It’s a challenge for the mom for sure- baby is pushing unevenly on the ribs, the back hurts more because of the uneven loading.  My job is to help her body function the best it can during the pregnancy and labor, but the real opportunity is postpartum when the hormone relaxin is still in the system.  Relaxin allows the ligaments to be a little...

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I think about my role in birth a lot. I daydream of the day when chiropractors are not only part of the regular prenatal care, but also there on the Labor & Delivery floor to assist the midwives and birth providers.  I’ve gotten that call a few times from the midwives, the last-ditch effort before she transfers to the hospital for the birth that team wanted to avoid.  I even went through that with the birth of our son.  I...

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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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This article was originally posted on the Pathways Blog. ———————————————————————– By Molly England, AAHCC In Part I and II of Pregnancy Preparedness I discussed Natural Childbirth Education and Parenting Identity. Learning about natural childbirth is an important step in preparing for a...

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