Bottom Line: Midwives, doulas, and OB-GYN’s can all be important during pregnancy. Each has a unique role to play, whether that’s support, education, or even delivery. Your prenatal team is there to make sure you have a safe and memorable birth experience, and when it comes to relieving pregnancy-related back pain, there is no better choice than a Chiropractor.
Why it Matters: Chiropractors around the world work hand in hand with midwives, doulas, and OB-GYNs. A chiropractor’s role is to help an expecting mom stay active, pain-free, and as comfortable as possible both before and after her delivery.
Next Steps: Share this post with your OB-GYN, midwife, or doula. Let them know you have a chiropractor on your prenatal care team! Show them that research supports the use of chiropractic care during pregnancy. This is the “evidence” they may need to know it’s a smart decision.
(1) A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing a Multimodal Intervention and Standard Obstetrics Care for Low Back and Pelvic Pain in Pregnancy. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2012 Oct 2
(1) Chiropractic Treatment of a Pregnant Patient with Lumbar Radiculopathy. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 2007. 6. 153-158
by Christopher Freytag, D.C.