Pregnancy & Parenting

Pregnancy Chiropractic

On Friday I was making a trip to visit with a friend in Red Deer (my previous home town of 10 years), so I decided to multi-task as I often do. While I have a couple chiropractors that I’ve seen in Leduc, I was hoping to find someone who has more experience and interest in prenatal care. I had a woman I liked in Red Deer that I decided to stop in and make an appointment with.

I’m so glad I did! I filled her in on the loss of my second pregnancy at 33 weeks (for the full story visit while she was doing my adjustment and she had some great advice for this pregnancy – which I was about 19 1/2 week along with. Her advice included:

  1. Get a doula,
  2. Take additional vitamin E,
  3. Look into consuming oxygenating foods and perhaps pure oxygen,
  4. Try hypnobabies for a coping method.


I was already considering getting a doula as my husband works and I’d like to have another person I can rely on 100% to be there for me at the drop of a hat. The chiro doctors suggestion stemmed from the idea that I may mentally live through my previous labour experience during this current one and cause the current labour to stall. I think that’s very feasible so it stepped up my desire to look for a doula and hopefully one with experience with a ‘rainbow baby’ (the baby that comes after a loss).

Additional vitamin E, I struggle with taking vitamins period but she suggested that i can help develop a physically stronger bond between baby, placenta and uterus. That’s a very appealling prospect so I’m going to look into it.

Oxygenating foods – I know practically nothing about this concept so I’ll need to do some research.

Trying hynobabies: I’ve read the book hypnobirthing before but I believe that the hypnobabies program takes it to the next level. I had been contemplating this option as well since I have had two failed attempts at getting a successful epidural (first labour stopped working, second labour didn’t have time to get it) so I thought it’d be in my best interest to really start looking for pain coping methods. I was going to look into that more during my second pregnancy as well but felt like I’d have more time to pursue it. I have two hesitations, one is cost and the second is that I’m not sure that I can put my confidence into those philosophies. But since I’m batting 0% on the epidural front, I really need to prepare myself.

P.S. The actual chiro adjustment was amazing as well!!!



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