Spine and Pelvis alignment has shown to decrease back pain during labor, decrease labor time and improve labor outcome.
Diakow’s research published in the Journal of Manipulative Physiology and Therapy concluded there was a, “significant reduction of degree of back pain during labor in women who received spinal manipulation during pregnancy”.1
- Diakow PR, Gadsby TA, Gadsby JB, Gleddie JG, Leprich DJ, Scales AM. Back pain during pregnancy and labor. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1991;14(2):116-118
Journal American Osteopath Association states in Whiting’s study of 233 women they found a, “decrease in duration of labor in pregnant women who received spinal manipulation compared to pregnant women who did not receive spinal manipulation.”2
- Whiting LM. Can the length of labor be shortened by osteopathic treatment? J Am Osteopath Assoc. 1911;11:917-921.
Case study published in Journal American Osteopath Association when discussing adjustments for pregnant mothers states “found evidence of improved outcomes in labor and delivery for women who received prenatal spinal and pelvic adjustments, compared with women who did not.” 1
- King HH, Tettambel MA, Lockwood MD, Johnson KH, Arsenault DA, Quist R. Osteopathic manipulative treatment in prenatal care: a retrospective case control design study. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2003;103(12):577-582.