Bottom Line: Midwives, doulas, and OB-GYN’s can all be important during pregnancy. Each has a special role to play. Whether its support, education, or even delivery; your prenatal team is there to make sure you have a safe and memorable birth experience. But, when it comes to relieving pregnancy related back pain there is no better choice than a chiropractor.
Why it Matters: Chiropractors around the world work hand in hand with midwives , doulas, and OB-GYN’s. For a chiropractor, their role is to help an expecting mom stay active, pain-free, and as comfortable as possible before and after delivery.
Next Steps: Take this handout and share it with your OB-GYN, midwife, or doula. Let them know you have a chiropractor on your prenatal care team! Research supports the use of chiropractic care during pregnancy. It’s “evidence” they may need to know to make a smart decision.
Science Source: A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing a Multimodal Intervention and Standard Obstetrics Care for Low Back and Pelvic Pain in Pregnancy. American Journal Obstetrics and Gynecology . 2012 Oct 2