July 23, 2012

Pregnancy, Chiropractic and Labour Time.

Approximately ½ of all pregnant women on the Northern Beaches complain to their doctors about back pain. In a three-part study performed by Joan M. Fallon at Yeshiva University, 65 women were used as subjects. All of the subjects received chiropractic care from at least the 10th week of pregnancy through labour and delivery. Their average labour times were recorded and compared to average labour times as statistically averaged by at least 4 sources, as well as compared to those of a local midwife/obstetrician practice. In the second part of the study, a questionnaire regarding the levels of back pain was given to determine any changes that might result due to the chiropractic adjustments.

The study found that with “chiropractic care significantly reduces labour time!” The labour time was decreased 24%-39% (as compared to national averages). The study also revealed a significant reduction in back pain with chiropractic care. Each women reported at least 50% reduction in back pain and some as high as 100% reduction in their pain as a result of the chiropractic care.

If you or a loved one were pregnant and living in Manly, Dee Why, Cromer, Narraweena, Curl Curl or Narrabeen why not speak to our Chiropractic team to see if we may be able to assist you through your pregnancy?

Wellness Chiropractic at Complete Chiropractic Dee Why.


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