Design: A case series
Setting: Private practice
Patients: Fourteen pregnant women with a variety of complaints and findings
Conclusion: Chiropractic prenatal care should include more than the “standard” orthopedic-neurologic exam and spinal adjustment. This population has special needs in terms of testing and treatment modalities. Chiropractors are considered primary contact providers in most states and may be well positioned to offer alternative prenatal care. However, we must become educated in differentiating between the appropriateness of alternative methods versus medical treatment in each case.