There is much to be done in the research arena to continue to substantiate the efficacy of chiropractic care in pregnancy. Beyond the presence of back pain or other symptoms, chiropractic care during pregnancy offers promise for easier and safer deliveries for both the mother and baby. All pregnant women should be routinely examined throughout pregnancy by a Doctor of Chiropractic for the presence of vertebral subluxation. Facilitating a healthy pregnancy and restoring a normal physiological environment for natural birth is well within the chiropractic scope of practice.
_________________________________________________________ Council on Chiropractic Practice Clinical Practice Guideline Number 1 Vertebral Subluxation in Chiropractic Practice – 2003 Update & Revision