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:
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.