Interviewing Brittany felt like chatting with an old friend. When I think of a chiropractor a stuffy old man in a white coat comes to mind and certainly not the welcoming demeanor of a modern tattooed woman with gorgeous red hair and a nose ring. This woman is not only a wealth of knowledge but her fast Chicago talk and empathetic nature will make you feel at ease upon meeting her. While Dr. Brittany nerds out and throws down some intimidating medical jargon, she also finds a way to easily explain in an array of analogies to the unprofessional. It immediately made my own experience of pregnancy and postpartum more clear. Get ready because this interview is FULL of information. So sit down with a cup of coffee, rub that pregnant belly, and nerd out to the knowledge bombs Dr. Brittany is about to drop on you!
Here is just a smiggen of the information shared and a general overview of what we talked about:
The 3 T's of stress our body goes through on a daily basis:
Trauma/Physical Stress - aka growing a baby
Your body goes through 500 changes while pregnant!
This information blew my mind - chiropractic care can help conceive! The area of the spine we are constantly bending at while looking at our computers or phones affect our fight or flight mode. If your body is in constant fight or flight mode and you don't know how to turn it off, then your body is not going to care about making a baby. An imbalance in the central nervous system can lead to difficulty conceiving. An adjustment allows your nervous system to communicate to your reproductive organs.
Many women are opting for birthing center and home births instead of a hospital during COVID. A chiropractor can help restore pelvic balance, allowing you to birth easier and avoiding an emergency c-section. The analogy she gives using a hot air balloon to describe your pelvic anatomy and how to keep the balance is worth a listen!
The consensus of everyone's physical and mental health during COVID is that we are in a constant state of fight or flight mode. We are experiencing a heavy dose of the 3 T's:
Thoughts: Our brains are becoming activated now more than ever with 24/7 news feeds, which is causing heavy emotional stress.
Trauma: The general lack of physical activity is causing stress. Many people are sitting more or sitting in an non-ergonomic chair while working from home. Sitting is a stress.
Toxins: Everyone is using chemicals to clean and disinfect which is killing the virus, but it is also harmful to our bodies.
Chiropractic care is not a treatment for pain. It is simply a catalyst to allow your body to deal and function as it should.
Did you know babies can be adjusted? Research shows that many babies that experience a traumatic birth can later lead to issues such as ADHD due to the lack of central nervous system communication.
Chiropractic care can also help with breastfeeding, colic, and retraining babies how to eat after tongue tie revisions.
Chiropractic care is only one peice of the puzzle to your prenatal self-care routine. It is not a treatment, but the catalyst to allow your body to function properly. So find what vibes with you. Find a self-care plan to help bring your baby earth side safely and easily.
Easier birth with fetal positioning.
Use this site and videos to improve fetal position (breech, transverse, posterior) and birth. Reduce the chance of cesarean.
Provides emotional, physical, and educational support to those who are under-supported through the birth experience.
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