Well­ness Arti­cles

Chi­ro­prac­tic Helps Women Avoid C-​Section

From the April 1, 2007 issue of the Mon­terey Her­ald in Cal­i­for­nia comes an arti­cle with a story of a woman who was hav­ing trou­ble with her preg­nancy. Jen­nifer Her­nan­dez was 36 years of age, and 32 weeks preg­nant when her obste­tri­cian told her she was fac­ing a Cae­sarean deliv­ery because the baby in her womb was in a high-​risk position.

Hernandez’s obste­tri­cian per­formed an ultra­sound which showed that her baby was 180 degrees from the nor­mal head-​down posi­tion for birth. With this news and want­ing to avoid a pos­si­ble C-​section, she then sought the ser­vices of Dr. Anne Lundquist, a pre­na­tal chi­ro­prac­tor cer­ti­fied since 2001 in the Web­ster In-​Utero Con­straint Technique.

Her­nan­dez reported her reac­tion after start­ing chi­ro­prac­tic care, “I felt a great relief after the first adjust­ment.” The arti­cle then noted that after two ses­sions with Dr. Lundquist, a new ultra­sound showed the baby was in the proper head-​down posi­tion. “Imme­di­ately after the first treat­ment I felt he moved,” Her­nan­dez said.

Dr. Jeanne Ohm, a chi­ro­prac­tor and exec­u­tive coor­di­na­tor of the Philadelphia-​based Inter­na­tional Chi­ro­prac­tic Pedi­atric Asso­ci­a­tion, the orga­ni­za­tion that cer­ti­fies chi­ro­prac­tors in the tech­nique, described the tech­nique by say­ing, “It reduces inter­fer­ence to the ner­vous sys­tem, bal­ances out pelvic mus­cles and lig­a­ments, which in turn removes tor­sion to the uterus. It allows the baby to get into the best pos­si­ble posi­tion for birth.”

Dr. Ohm, who has 25 years of chi­ro­prac­tic expe­ri­ence and 10 at teach­ing the “Web­ster” tech­nique noted that the tech­nique doesn’t involve any risk. How­ever, the arti­cle did note that the suc­cess rate drops if the patients have passed the 34-​week mark of their pregnancies.

Ran­dom Article

More hos­pi­tals are now mak­ing chi­ro­prac­tic care avail­able to patients. One such pro­gram was reported in the March 2003 issue of the

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