So You’re Pregnant. Is It Time to Visit Your Chiropractor?

You’re Pregnant

Although this article deals primarily with pediatric chiropractic treatment, the very best time to begin chiropractic treatment for baby is while the mother is still in the early stages of pregnancy. This can help the mother feel more comfortable as the pregnancy progresses and future spinal health issues in both mother and child can be addressed proactively.

‘Comfortable mama = healthy baby.’

Chiropractors have a unique and effective treatment method and early detection of problems is their forte. For mothers, this means preventing spinal compression or twisting and helps the mother to get a good night’s sleep and be significantly more comfortable during the day.

What About Chiropractic Care for Infants?

There has been a surprising amount of study and literature published on the subject and it suggests that ongoing treatment throughout a person’s lifetime can prove beneficial, starting at infancy.

Even infants and young children can be passengers in a motor vehicle accident and if this happens to your child it’s likely that your Medical Doctor (MD) will suggest or prescribe chiropractic or osteopathic treatment, regardless of the age of the child.

  • Some 3 per cent of children in the U.S. have received chiropractic or osteopathic treatment at least once, according to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • In a 2000 survey conducted by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) there were 30 million pediatric chiropractic sessions. By 2009, this number had risen to 68 million.
  • The NBCE also reported that 17 percent of all chiropractic patients were under the age of 18 and that 7.7 percent of them were under the age of five.

Very young children can benefit from chiropractic treatment especially in cases where one side of the child’s body has grown more quickly than the other. This is can occur in cases where the baby has become lodged in one position in the womb for extended periods, sometimes lasting weeks or even months, causing slower development on one side.

Sports Injuries and Other Impact Incidents: Infant to Teenager

In such cases the first option is immediate Emergency Room (ER) care when warranted, and
X-rays images are often taken for the MD, with a c.c. sent to your child’s regular physician. It can be helpful to request another copy of the images be sent to your child’s Chiropractor at the same time.

Your MD may suggest or prescribe chiropractic or osteopathic treatment for the patient and having the X-rays available ahead of the chiropractic session can help streamline your child’s treatment.

Chiropractic Maintenance Treatment

Like adults, children can benefit from chiropractic maintenance treatments although the amount of pressure applied on the joints is far less than it is for adult patients, and the movements tend to be of very short duration.

Introducing your child to chiropractic treatment early can increase their comfort margin with  alternative medical care providers and give your child one more option whenever they need to recover from injury and to help them maintain good spinal health throughout their entire lifetime.

Tips on What You Need To Expect In Pregnancy

Expect In Pregnancy

Your pregnancy starts from conception which can be done through fertilization or implantation. Here is info about the stages of the baby by month

Month 1

Ranges from 4 weeks – 7 Weeks, what you have are called an embryo with two cell layers where the body part and hair organs will develop.

Month 2

Now your baby should be kidney bean size and move constantly with distinct fairly web fingers. This stage last from 8 weeks to 12 weeks.

 Month 3

At this time the baby will be 3-inch long weighing about ounce. It has already developed small finger print which is unique and this stage go from 13- to 16 weeks.

Month 4

You have 5 inch long baby weighing about 5 oz and the skeleton will start to harden to born from cartilage. The stage last from 17 weeks to 20 weeks

The month 5

There is now eyelid and eyebrows and the size is more than 10 inches with the stage lasting from 21 to 24 weeks

Month 6

You have pound and half baby and the initial wrinkled skin will begin to smooth and he will start developing baby fat. The stage last from 25 to 29 weeks.

Month 7

Now you have 3 pounds baby with 15 inch long and can now open as well as close eyes and go in the direction of light. The stage last from 30 to 33 weeks

Month 8

You have about 4 ¾ weight baby and fat is already in the body with the longs developed. This stage last from 34 to 37 weeks.

Month 9

The average size of your baby at this time is 19 inches and can weigh about 7 pounds. The stage last from 38 weeks to 41 weeks and due for birth.


Introduction to IVF

“IVF” means In Vitro Fertilization is a technique which is originally known as “test-tube baby” technique. This technique was developed more than 35 years ago for the treatment of women who had damaged fallopian tubes, this problem remains an important reason for IVF treatment today.

IVF is a unique technique of fertilization wherein the women’s egg is fertilized by sperm outside the body in a glass dish called as Vitro. The complete process involves continuous monitoring of the women’s ovulatory process. The ovum is removed from the woman’s ovaries when the woman is ovulating. Then the ovum gets fertilized with the help of a sperm in a laboratory. The fertilized egg is then cultured for approximately two to six days in a growth medium with appropriate temperature and then it is transferred to the same woman’s uterus with an intention of establishing a successful pregnancy. However, this procedure is a natural conceiving procedure. But not every embryo implants to become a pregnancy. And this is the reason why surplus embryos are frozen. Therefore, subsequent transfers are tried if the first try fails. Freezing is an important part of almost every clinic.

However, this procedure is a natural conceiving procedure but not every embryo implants become a successful pregnancy. Thus, this is the reason why surplus embryos are frozen. Therefore, subsequent transfers are tried if the first try fails.


The cost incurred in the IVF treatment in India is comparatively lower than that of the USA and UK. In India, the laws related to pregnancy are also very relaxed which further gives some relaxation to patients to opt India as a destination for IVF treatment. In INDIA, Bangalore is the most preferred city for IVF and there are well-equipped IVF centre in Bangalore with advanced technology and very high success rate. You can find the best IVF clinic in Bangalore according to your preference and budget which is equipped with the state-of-the-art infrastructure and latest technology.

India has gained a lot of popularity around the globe for being one of the best destinations for medical tourism. It is a known fact that India has highly experienced doctors and world-class infrastructure to provide high-quality treatment at a nominal price. There are several places in India which are well-known for various treatments and you will find some of the best IVF Centre in Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai and other such cities of India.

  • Availability of state of the art technology just as western countries
  • It is a low- cost option as compared to western countries.
  • There is much English-speaking medical staff to make communication much easier for international patients compared to getting treatments in countries like Thailand or Mexico
  • The presence of medical tour consultants to help international patients find the best hospitals and reputed medical experts in our country.
  • Advanced facilities that are similar that of other countries to make every patient treatment comfortable.
  • Use of specialized methods to treat infertility
  • Experienced doctors with world class facilities like western countries

Quick FACTS about IVF in INDIA:

  • First test tube baby in 1994
  • First IVF – ICSI baby in 1998
  • 250 surrogacy procedures till 2008
  • First blastocyst baby in Delhi in 1999
  • 600 egg donation till 2009
  • 500 pregnancies in post-menopausal females delivered till January 2009
  • 4000 ART babies till January 2009

IVF success rate:

In IVF treatment, the level of response of the ovaries varies greatly when women take the injectable FSH drugs for ovarian stimulation. This leads to the range of eggs being retrieved at the egg retrieval procedure. Before we have stimulated the woman with the FSH containing drugs, astral follicle counts are the best predictor of the response that the ovaries will give and the number of eggs that will be retrieved.

The main factors affecting IVF outcome include the following:

  • Success or failure of fertilization and cleavage in vitro
  • Individual body lifestyle and response
  • Age of the woman (and consequently her ovarian reserve)
  • Normalcy of the uterus and semen quality
  • Adequacy of the luteal phase after transfer
  • Number of embryones transferred and cryopreserved

In addition to these factors, the success rate increases with the increase in the number of IVF stimulation attempts, probably ranging to a maximum of three to four stimulation cycle.