Ep 05: Chiropractor Dr. Rachel Settles

Chiropractor Rachel Settles, D.C. for the Working Birth podcast

Chiropractor Rachel Settles, D.C. photographed at the Community Roots Collective in Tampa, FL.

Dr. Rachel Settles, D.C., a Webster certified chiropractor, discusses how chiropractic care can be beneficial during the first, second, and third trimesters, during labor, and also with postpartum recovery, breastfeeding, infants, and children. She talks about how bringing balance to the spine and working with the round ligament is especially helpful in pregnancy. Plus, what chiropractors actually do for breech babies with the Webster Technique, and the number one issue Rachel sees with newborn babies after birth. Download on iTunes or Stitcher to listen on the go, or listen below!

Show notes and links:

Palmer College of Chiropractic

Maternal mortality in the United States is the highest of all developed nations, and is on par with Afghanistan.

The round ligament, which helps hold up the belly, can cause intrauterine constraint, which is where the Webster Technique comes into play.

Did you know? Rachel shares that “the Webster Technique is not a breech turning technique, it’s to make room in the pelvis so the baby has the option to have more room to turn.” More reading on the Webster Technique here.

Subluxation is a misalignment of the vertebrae.

Statistics show that women who use chiropractic care have a shorter labor time.

Chiropractic adjustments can also help with milk production.

You can connect with Rachel on InstagramFacebook, and her website.

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Ep 04: Doctor of Oriental Medicine De’Nicea Hilton

Dr. De'Nicea Hilton on the Working Birth podcast

Doctor of Oriental Medicine De’Nicea Hilton photographed at the Natural Birth & Baby Expo in Tampa, FL.

Dr. De’Nicea Hilton, DOM, AP, LD discusses how acupuncture can be beneficial during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum, and even help with milk supply. She talks about how she first got interested in acupuncture and helping mothers, as well as acupressure, tui na (Chinese massage), moxibustion, cupping, and vaginal steaming. Download on iTunes or Stitcher to listen on the go, or listen below!

This is the first of several mini episodes that will be released between regular episodes! Mini episodes were recorded in Tampa, FL at the Tampa Bay Birth Network’s annual Natural Birth & Baby Expo.

Show notes and links:

Acupuncture and acupressure can help with milk supply.

Read more about the non-needling techniques of tui na (Chinese massage), moxibustion, and cupping here.

Have you heard of vaginal steaming? (Or mother roasting?)

You can connect with De’Nicea on her website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and also be sure to check out her own podcast & community surrounding menstruation: Sisters of Flow (also on Facebook, TwitterInstagram).

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