My husband and I had been seeing a chiropractor for a few years, who we also loved, and were just doing maintenance.
When I found out I was pregnant (at 42yrs), it was a dream come true. I was very interested in the work that Dr. Edwards was doing with Moms and Babies, so I read all about it on Mama’s Chiropractic’s website. My husband and I went in for Doc’s orientation and we were just floored. His knowledge, professionalism and demeanor were second to none and I knew I wanted him caring for me and my baby.
As I progressed through my pregnancy and my chiropractic appointments, I’d sit in the waiting area and hear other Mom’s talking about their children and praising Dr. Edwards. You can learn a lot by sitting and listening, and I was trusting of Doc more and more by every appointment. He also gave me exercises to do at home, to ensure a healthy birth for me and my son.
Toward the end of my pregnancy I ended up getting sick, flu like symptoms, and then severe rib pain from coughing. Doc had me come in for more adjustments to get me through the 2 weeks of being sick, which was a huge help.
When my son was born, as per the Pedi Dr’s he was a healthy baby, which by medical standards, he was. He went in for his first visit at Mama’s Chiropractic at 5 days old. I informed Dr. Edwards that he seemed very healthy and happy for the most part but would not sleep on his back and was having a lot of issues with gas. My husband and I were taking shifts and letting him sleep on his belly on our chests because he would not sleep on his back.
After Doc’s initial exam of my son, I took away two main points:
- Because of his position and length of time in the birth canal, my son still had a cone head that was off to one side. This was causing an issue with his palette, hence the sucking air with his latch.
- My son had all the reflexes necessary to be able to safely sleep on his side or belly and be comfortable. This one was a bit scary for me at first because of all the fear instilled in us with belly sleeping.
I trusted Doc and he even reassured me with research from professional journal articles. We went home that afternoon and I put my son’s bassinet in the living room so I could watch him and we put him on his side to sleep. Within 5 minutes, he rolled himself onto his belly and slept about 5 hrs. Since then, he has fallen asleep anywhere from 8-10 pm and gets up once around 1-2 am to breastfeed and again about 5-6 am for the same.
He rarely cries, unless he’s over tired, hungry or has a dirty diaper. I was a colicky baby and I have heard some heartbreaking stories from my friends who deal with the same. I truly believe that Doc has done an amazing job caring for my son and that he wouldn’t be as happy and content a baby if it weren’t for him.
The Mama’s Chiropractic office is very warm and inviting. Dr. Edwards has a calming voice and a delicate touch, which is perfect for newborns. All the older children, who I see in the office, are excited to see him, which says a lot as far as any kind of doctor goes. I feel blessed that we found Doc before my pregnancy and the birth of our son.
I highly recommend Dr. Edwards and Mama’s Chiropractic to all my family and friends.