icpa pregThe International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) is an organization created to share knowledge on how chiropractic is not only beneficial but essential for pregnant women, babies and children. They are dedicated to researching the benefits of a healthy, functioning nervous system on development, and how chiropractic adjustments restore balance to our nervous system by eliminating subluxations, or misalignments. Below is an excerpt from their November newsletter.

“One problem that many pregnant women complain
about is pubic pain. Yet doctors and midwives
often dismiss this pain as either “inconsequential,”
“unfixable,” or “just one of those pregnancy
discomforts that have to be endured.”

Occasionally, some uninformed doctors have even
erroneously told women that such pubic pain
means that they would need an elective cesarean
section to avoid permanent damage to that area
during birth, or as a result of prior damage to the

Yet none of this is true. Pubic pain in pregnancy is
certainly not “inconsequential”; it can also be very
difficult to deal with. Although many doctors and
midwives do not know what causes it or how to fix
it, many women are able to get improvement or
relief with chiropractic adjustments or osteopathic
manipulation. It is not something that you “just
have to live with.” And although extra care should
be taken during labor and birth in order to prevent
trauma, it absolutely does NOT mean that you
must have a cesarean delivery.

Although not every provider has a name for this
condition, it is most commonly called Symphysis
Pubis Dysfunction (or SPD), especially in Britain.
Other names for it include: pubic shear (an
osteopathic term), symphyseal separation, pubic
symphysis separation, separated symphysis,
pelvic girdle relaxation of pregnancy, and pelvic
joint syndrome.”

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About the Author

Dr. Brenda Trudell is a chiropractor and owner of New Beginnings Chiropractic in Mount Horeb, WI. The clinic focuses on natural health, especially for women, pregnancy and children through chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, fitness, nutrition, essential oils, and more. As a female chiropractor, she understands the special circumstances surrounding women's health. Men and women are not created equal, and it is important to acknowledge that in the healthcare world. She strives to find the most current healthcare information to help all of her patients.

Dr. Trudell is available to present to groups on many different topics. Please contact the office for details or with any questions. Dr. Trudell is certified in the Webster Technique. For more information, visit newbeginningschiropractic.net or email at brendatrudell@drtrudell.com.