How chiropractic care can affect labor and delivery

Prenatal Chiropractor Elliot Berlin, DC, shares advice on the helpful benefits that chiropractic care can have on labor and delivery for pregnant women
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How chiropractic care can affect labor and delivery

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Chiropractic is a great tool for labor and delivery preparation. The muscles and bones of the female pelvis are designed to accommodate and facilitate the movement of the baby down into the birth canal during labor, and if those joints become restricted and stop moving and the muscles around the pelvis become like a belt that squeezes the pelvis closed, then instead of helping the baby come through, the pelvis starts to restrict the baby’s movement. With chiropractic adjustment, starting at about 32, 33 weeks, we loosen up the joints of the pelvis and loosen the muscles and tendons around the pelvis to make sure that it can accommodate and facilitate the movements of the baby through a smooth labor and delivery. In our experience, women who have a history of running, dance, gymnastics, Pilates, things that make the muscles around the pelvis particularly strong and tight, they benefit more from chiropractic and massage work in the later stages of pregnancy to really spend time loosening up those extra stiff and strong muscles around the back of the pelvis, the piriformus muscles, and the front of the pelvis, the hip flexor muscles.

Prenatal Chiropractor Elliot Berlin, DC, shares advice on the helpful benefits that chiropractic care can have on labor and delivery for pregnant women

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Elliot Berlin, DC

Prenatal & Family Chiropractor

Ever since fate flung Dr. Elliot Berlin into the world of prenatal wellness care he has spent a dozen years discovering, perfecting and teaching techniques for improving musculoskeletal function to promote naturally comfortable and healthy pregnancy, labor and delivery. During that time, Dr. Berlin has become a passionate advocate for the preservation and restoration of informed choice in childbirth. Dr. Berlin’s informed pregnancy project is his commitment to compiling and disseminating accurate, unbiased information using every form of media to empower new and expectant parents into becoming active decision makers in their healthcare choices. Berlin Wellness Group has offices in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks and Orange County. Dr. Berlin lives with his wife, perinatal psychologist Dr. Alyssa Berlin, and their four yummy kiddies in Los Angeles.

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