Research Wednesday: Pregnancy and Chiropractic
Welcome to Research Wednesday! Every Wednesday we will dive into some of the latest research when it comes to chiropractic and raising healthy families. We encourage you to read, learn, ask questions, implement and share. At Tree of Life Chiropractic - Seattle, it is our passion and calling to serve you to our up most ability.
Cara L. Borggren
The purpose of this article is to review the literature on the topic of chiropractic care during pregnancy.
A PubMed search was performed using the terms pregnancy and chiropractic. Sources were cross-referenced to obtain further articles and research information after reviewing the articles obtained through the search.
Thirty-three references were used for this review. The current literature reports favorable results on the use of chiropractic care throughout pregnancy.
Chiropractic evaluation and treatment during pregnancy may be considered a safe and effective means of treating common musculoskeletal symptoms that affect pregnant patients. The scarcity of published literature warrants further research.
Dr. Moe's Commentary
This narrative review of chiropractic care for women during pregnancy and labor noted that 50% of women experience back pain during their pregnancy and 50%-75% of women experience back pain during actual labor. The review also noted a relationship between back pain during pregnancy and an longer duration of the labor and delivery process. The narrative review also found that 92% of mothers with breech positioning received positive results with chiropractic care (Webster technique).
As prenatal and pediatric specialists, we see expecting mothers every single day and are honored to be a part of their birth story. If you have any questions regarding pregnancy and chiropractic, please send us a message or schedule a consultation.