Birth Trauma: my first misalignment.

birth trauma.gifDuring the recent health expo, I met a ob/gyn nurse that said that many times she hears a popping as she pulls a baby’s head out during birth. Horrified, I asked if they could have the woman sitting or squating, and she said no, that most of them have a spinal tap or are drugged. There is only one worse way to give birth than on your back and that is giving birth hanging upside down. You are fighting gravity. If you think that c-sections are any better, this nurse told me that the surgeons don’t want to leave a large scar and pull infants through these tiny holes. This is where many of us had our first misalignment, myself included. Fortunately, there have been great inroads and understanding on natural childbirth.

If you are pregnant, do your research, use a midwife, get a doula. If you are a patient of ours, talk to Jordan. She gave birth to Vita without drugs or surgery, she is trained as a doula, and has assisted with several births.

More reading:
Chirotips: Birth Trauma and Chiropractic

Birth Trauma Association (UK)

Doulas of North America

To really challenge yourselves read Laura Shanley’s book Unassisted Childbirth. Here is her website.

Pregnancy does not need to be a medical condition.

~Dr. Michael


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About Dr. Michael Polsinelli, DC

I really enjoy my work. It is a combination of listening, analyzing, and the skill of performing my craft. I love the expression on my patients faces when I puzzle out a long standing problem of theirs, or when their pain leaves after gently adjusting them. Read more about me

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