One of the treatments that I and the other doctors at Berlin Wellness provide is called Labor Prep. This is a series of treatment that focuses on preparing the physical body for the birth process.
As chiropractors, we look at the body as a whole. The body is basically a beautiful orchestra of the sum of its parts. Therefore, if one part is not functioning ideally, then it will cause pain, discomfort, and a ripple effect on down the chain. Specifically in regards to labor prep, we take a look at the muscles and soft tissue structures associated with the pelvic region. This includes all ligaments connected to the pelvis and gluteus muscles, hip adductors and abductors, hip flexors, and of course muscles related to the lumbar spine. Not only do we examine the soft tissue structures, but also we take a look at how the joints are functioning dynamically.
This kind of treatment can benefit every pregnant woman. I especially encourage athletic mamas to do labor prep. Strong muscles and a strong mind are ideal for labor and delivery. However, if the muscles are not supple and joints are stuck then labor can definitely be a little more painful and slow. No one wants a stalled labor, especially when there are treatments to help prevent it.
If your muscles are pliable and your joints can move through their full range of motion, then you are one step closer to a successful labor and delivery.
100m Double KB rack Walking Lungees
50 Double Unders (150 Singles)
40 Knees to elbows
30 Push Press
20 Pull ups
10 Hang Power Cleans
- Advanced: 35# KBs, 75# Push Press, 95# HPC
- Intermediate: 26# KBs, 65# Push Press, 75# HPC
- Beginner: 9# KBs, 45# or PVC Push Press, 45# HPC
- The above weights are ceilings, so remember you can always go lower. Listen to your body.
- Bands can be used for pull-ups or even ring rows.
- Take breaks when needed.