I had a very interesting morning recently at my practice. I have been working with a young mother throughout her third pregnancy. She progressed well until two weeks before her due date. She became more spinally unstable for that two weeks and she was seen more often. As her due date neared, talk of inducing was increased by her OB. She was adjusted with the Activator Methods protocol from the second edition textbook using a pregnancy pillow which allowed her to lay prone comfortably. She was adjusted on a Friday and had a beautiful 9 pound, 5 ounce baby later that day.
That day, as a result of her positive experience with the Activator Method, she brought her three children as new patients. The middle child had fallen off a bed and injured herself, and the oldest had only minor pelvic subluxations. The new baby, whose birth was difficult, was also seen. While with the family, my CA asked if it was alright for me to step out between exams for a few minutes to see a patient in the waiting room. The mom said, “Sure, take your time.”
In the waiting room sat a new mother who, late in her pregnancy and anticipating being induced, had also seen me for an adjustment. She was there with a big smile, her new baby and a plant as thanks for “getting the process in gear.” This was the second time she had avoided labor being artificially induced thanks to an Activator adjustment. She was here to make an appointment for her child who could not lie down to sleep and always slept sitting up.
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