I have been on the front lines of pregnancy twice with my beautiful wife. The first time around I was in my first year of chiropractic school. She chose to do a natural home birth. She got chiropractic care throughout her pregnancy and I saw firsthand the benefits. She even got adjusted during labor, as the midwife’s assistant was also a chiropractor. For her second pregnancy I was able to provide chiropractic and applied kinesiology care, which in part lead to a 5 hour, amazing birth at home.
Studies have shown that regular chiropractic care during pregnancy decreases pain both during pregnancy and through labor. Duration of labor has also been shown to be shortened for women who get regular chiropractic care. I have seen this in practice as well.