So I went to the Chiropractor this morning for my hip. Everything is all out of whack of course. Our Chiropractor is a really nice guy but he pretty much thinks that everyone should go to the chiropractor every month forever. LOL.
Anyways, I got the whole "preparing for a VBAC is like training for a marathon speech". LOL. So cliche hey? I tried not to giggle but it was kind of funny.
The chiropractor said he had an awesome record with all of his pregnant patients having births in 3-5 hours...but that he JUST had one that was 20 hours and now his record is ruined. LOL. Totally made me giggle. So perhaps there is something to this whole 'getting aligned first' theory?
Anyways, I'm going back Monday for more abuse. :P I have massage therapy in 2 hours.
LOL thanks for the speech on VBACs Mr. Chiropractor, but I have a midwife for that! LOL.
Glad he seemed to help align you though & woohoo for a massage later. That sounds heavenly. I'm hoping I can push DH into letting me get one towards the end of this pregnancy.
My labor was 6.5 hours immediately following an alignment. An hour after getting home my water broke, 6.5 hours and a handful of pushes later, Lucas was born. Now I swear by chiropractic care for birthing! I haven't started going yet because I'm still too nauseous to handle it but as soon as that lessens, I'll go every two weeks until birth and every two weeks after until I feel normal again.
I was getting hungry in the waiting room and was SO worried I'd start feeling nauseous right before the appt, but luckily all was fine! Phew!
Oh man!!! The one pregnancy where I had regular adjustments (my second) my labor was 2 hours!! Not that my others were horribly long... Actually my favorite labor/delivery was 6 hours. I would do that one again a million times. It was awesome! The second was too quick, and therefore too painful!
Anyway, yes, for total health and well being I totally agree that everyone should get regular adjustments!! It helps with - well just about everything!! Unfortunately my pocketbook doesn't agree with regular adjustments... my pocketbook tends to disagree with way too much these days.
The massage was great! The woman put her thumbs on my hips at the back and asked me to bend over towards my toes. Right away she could tell that the muscle that attaches to my left hip bone was tight. Because of that it was impeding my hip from moving properly, thus causing the pain! I got a 45 minute massage...ahhhh...then she did the test again and said things were bending and twisting better. I'm going back to see her next week again. My coverage is for $500 a calendar year and the year is almost over, so I'm going to get a couple visits in now before my $500 resets!
After the massage I went to the toy store to pick something up fro MIL to give DD...my hip didn't even hurt!!! I hope it stays good now. It was on and off before so who knows.
I have always wanted to try the chiro after I heard about it working wonders for getting baby aligned properly before labour. I wonder what sort of coverage DH has in his plan for me.
I remember my mom took my younger sister to the chiro when she was just a few weeks old to help with nursing problems and being colicky. It worked a miracle.
It's funny how all chiropractors are different. Mine is a younger guy and doesn't tell me I need to come all the time. I just do once a month because I get neck pain and hedaches and I think it is good to go once a month while pregnant. It does help your body alot!
Actually, my DS1 is have some speech issues and was recommended an adjustment every week for 2 months thinking this might fix the issue. Crazy how when you body is out of wack it affects everything.
DD uses her chiropractor for herself before and after hockey games. But she has also used her for latching problems, ear problems, throat stuff too with the kids. Certainly after her car was rear ended, everyone except the dog went for several rounds. The midwife is the one who suggested this particular chiropractor when her baby son was having a rough start in life. Who would have thought that a baby would be helped there at under a week old!!! It was amazing. But the teenager was also diagnosed with foot problems there. So it is amazing what can be worked on!
Leo (3 1/2) with Malcolm the cat