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As a chiropractor, I see miracles all the time in my office. I always knew chiropractic was powerful and lifechanging but never understood the depth of it until I had the experience of chiropractic care during labor.

I had heard birth stories of first-time moms having 40-, 50-, 60-, 70-, 80-hour labors! I was prepared for a marathon for our first child, Naomi. We were giving birth at a birth center with midwifery care. We chose this birth center because of their philosophy around birth and the incredible prenatal and postpartum care they provide. It just so happens that my good friend Dr. Stephanie Libs practices right next door. I knew I would have regular chiropractic care throughout my pregnancy but never thought about getting adjusted during labor until Steph mentioned it. Fast forward to our labor on a hot and sunny Thursday morning in the middle of summer in San Diego. I started having contractions at 12:30 in the morning on Thursday. My midwives and doula informed me that I would probably have the baby Friday and maybe even Saturday. But I knew in the depths of my soul that I was going to meet our baby that same day. I labored long and hard at home for close to 10 hours before our doula came to our home. She did some bodywork and counterpressure that really sped up the labor. I was on hands and knees on our kitchen floor and felt this immense surge of the need to push. I remember in one of the birth classes one of the doula’s said, “No one tells you when you need to push, your body instinctively knows.” And it did! The next thing I know we were in the car on the way to the birth center. It was everything I could do to not push my baby out in the car or even in the parking lot when we got

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