baby energy

Poop in the water

Lately my practice has been crawling with pregnant women.

Well, they're actually not literally crawling around (although it would probably be good for them and the baby since it helps with baby positioning!).

They're comfortably laying down on my special pregnancy table where they relax, breathe, and get their spines and pelvis adjusted.

(They sometimes fall asleep and snore too!)

I love it!

When I adjust a pregnant woman, I'm connecting with her energy focused on her stress levels, tension in her spine and around her pelvis, as well as the tension in the uterus.

One amazing thing that happens is that I inevitably get so connected and somehow bonded with her baby.

It's fun adjusting pregnant women because I can tell that the babies love the adjustment too.

They move, kick, and seem to go through the motions as I adjust their mother.

It's fascinating.

One time I had a pregnant woman that I started adjusting in her 2nd trimester, and she came in every week until the birth.

Towards the end of the pregnancy, around the 38th week, I just sensed how happy, safe, and secure he was inside his little sac in the uterus.

And I just told the mother that I had a feeling that he would be 'born in his bag'.

(Please understand that this, my 'feeling' and my senses about this woman's birth outcome was unscientific, and also completely unrelated to my skill in chiropractic adjusting of the pregnant spine and pelvis.)

A few weeks later when her baby was born, she texted me,

"My baby boy was born yesterday. You were right - he was born in the sac!"

Babies born in the sac or caul happens infrequently, so I was surprised that my senses were right!

The most amazing and gratifying part of adjusting women is when I receive the text informing me that they had their baby and it was a wonderful and straight forward birth with little or no interventions.

And then, of course, I get to meet the baby and check and adjust them too!

I get very emotional when my pregnant mums achieve the birth they always envisioned to have.

It's how it's supposed to be!

(One time a mother texted me sharing that her birth was wonderful, in the birthing pool. Then she scared me because she said that there was one thing she wishes didn't happen - she pooped in the water when she was pushing! Shit happens!)

Women's bodies were made to do this, and I'm certain that chiropractic care helps their bodies to be in their optimal state and position to enjoy a comfortable and manageable pregnancy, as well as a successful birth experience.

Chiropractic care can start for women BEFORE they get pregnant, and continue throughout their pregnancy from the moment they discover they are pregnant!

Please help me share this with more women.

See you soon!

— Dr MaryAnne


I Bond With the Bump.

One of my pregnant practice members that I was adjusting throughout her pregnancy texted me to say that she just had her baby.

She's not pregnant anymore.

She gave birth!

And I was so thrilled. So ecstatic for her. 

Now I get to meet that baby, check her spine, and give her first adjustment!

Then I noticed something.

I noticed something familiar that happens each time my pregnant mums text me and send me pictures of their new beautiful baby.

There's a feeling of sadness.

But why would I be sad?

I'll tell you why.

There's sadness because I realise there is no more bump!

I bond with the bump.

Your bump!

When a pregnant woman comes in for regular chiropractic care, very quickly I bond with the baby bump.

My pregnant mums can understand this — the bump is beautiful. 

Right Ladies?

Your baby in there also loves the adjustments. Your baby moves around and becomes more active during the adjustment. And each week, as that baby grows, I become more and more connected with the baby and her bump.

It's how I do things with my pregnant women. I have to touch and feel the baby bump. It's not directly part of the adjustment. 

It's a bit like a massage around the uterus.

After all, the uterus is an amazing muscle that contracts and expands, which is anchored into the pelvis by several ligaments.

If the spine and pelvis are out of alignment, then the ligaments around the uterus will be tense and taut.

So, because the uterus is a muscle and it can have tension just like any other muscle, then it mostly feels good when that muscle is massaged.

And I love feeling the baby inside the bump! That's why I feel a little sad after the baby is born. There's no more baby bump!

I always bond with the bump. 

The baby has to come eventually!

Then, guess what's next?

The baby's first spinal check and adjustment!