Benefits of Natural Childbirth and Chiropractic Prenatal Care

Benefits of Natural Childbirth

The methods, philosophies, and reasons for choosing natural childbirth vary from family to family. For some mothers, the main reason for choosing a medication-free and intervention-free childbirth is because they do not want themselves or their baby to have unnecessary or dangerous medications or procedures.  For others, it’s more than that—the birth process is something that God designed women’s bodies to do! And the thought of having  it turned into a medical procedure can take away from that experience. The benefits, regardless of the rationales for why a woman chooses natural childbirth, are numerous.

Benefits for baby

  • Baby may be less groggy and more alert after birth.
  • Baby may have an easier time latching on and breastfeeding.
  • Baby will not have narcotics or other medications in his system.
  • Baby will have a lower risk of fetal distress during delivery.
  • Baby’s APGAR scores may be higher.

Benefits for mom

  • Faster labor and delivery (especially when the mother is under regular chiropractic care!)
  • Mom can walk around, soak in the tub, go to the bathroom, and change positions during labor.
  • Pain can be beneficial to mom as it helps her to know what stage of labor she is in, when she may need to shift positions, and when it is time to push.
  • Mom will not have to worry about having a post-epidural headache.
  • Mom can get up and walk around shortly after birth.
  • There may be less chance of having nausea, vomiting, dizziness or other side effects associated with pain medications.
  • Mother will be less groggy after birth and have a faster recovery time.
  • Natural childbirth may reduce the chance of needing a c-section.
  • Mom may have a more positive birth experience or feel empowered by having natural childbirth. Some women compare natural childbirth with running a marathon. The sense of accomplishment can be a rewarding event.
  • You’re less likely than women who get epidurals to need interventions such as oxytocin (Pitocin) to make your contractions stronger, bladder catheterization, or a vacuum extraction or forceps delivery.
  • Your partner can be involved in the process as you work together to manage your pain.
  • Breastfeeding is facilitated

Let our Family Take Care of Yours

At Stewart Chiropractic Center, we see a variety of people with a variety of health conditions. The great news is that with our thorough chiropractic assessment we get to the cause of your health issues restoring you and your family to a greater state of wellbeing. Here are just a few of the things we see on a regular basis in our health center.

    • Allergies
    • Asthma
    • Attention Deficit Disorder
    • Autism
    • Auto Accidents
    • Back Pain
    • Bed Wetting
    • Carpel Tunnel
    • Colic
    • Constipation
    • Cramping
    • Digestive Issues
    • Ear Infections
  • Eye Sight Issues
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • GERD
  • Headaches
  • Herniated Discs
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Immunity Issues
  • Infertility
  • Migraines
  • Menstrual Issues
  • Neck Pain
  • Nosebleeds
  • Numbness & Tingling
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Pregnancy
  • Sciatica
  • Slipped Disc
  • Stress
  • Thyroid Problems
  • Ulcers
  • Vertigo
  • Whiplash

At Stewart Chiropractic Center we specialize in detecting, analyzing, correcting or in some cases minimizing Vertebral Subluxation. Our education programs are designed to help you heal as fast as possible and to achieve a state of Optimal Health. Most importantly we will help you learn how to keep your spine and the spines of your family healthy into the future.

We provide Specific, Scientific, Chiropractic Adjustments over time and with repetition to correct the cause…the Vertebral Subluxation. We get amazing results. We look forward to serving you!

Chiropractic helps PMS!

A positive report was published in the November / December 1999 issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics concerning the effects of chiropractic on the symptoms associated with premenstrual syndrome. The study was completed on 25 women. Estimates of the prevalence of this condition vary depending on criteria. This study estimated that between 10% and 20% of reproductive age women have severe symptoms associated with this condition.

The study included chiropractic adjustments for a ten day period prior to the beginning of the subjects cycles. The women were asked to monitor their symptoms and rate them with a score using “0” = none to “3” = severe. The results showed a reduction in symptoms from between 42% and 32% for the group that received chiropractic for only a short time.

Although these findings are encouraging, and long term study would be interesting to see if the results were even greater, the researchers concluded, “results support the hypothesis that the symptoms associated with PMS can be reduced by chiropractic”.

Chiropractic Education vs. Medical Education

Chiropractic Education

Doctors of Chiropractic complete 4 years of undergraduate school and 4 years of graduate school. They are required to pass National and State board examinations to obtain licensure. Once licensed, continuing post-graduate education is required for annual license renewal.

This table compares professional graduate school educations for the Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) and the Medical Doctor (M.D.).


Comparison of Hours of Basic Sciences Education in Medical and Chiropractic Schools


Chiropractic Schools

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Comparisons of the Overall Curriculum Structure for Chiropractic and Medical Schools

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Source for both above charts: Center for Studies in Health Policy, Inc., Washington, DC. Personal communication of 1995 unpublished data from Meredith Gonyea, PhD.

Chiropractic boosts your immune system!

Your Immune System works around the clock to keep you @ 100%!It patrols every part of the body-attacking and destroying dangerous things inside you:bacteria, viruses, dirt, even cancer cells. . .

The body has between 2000 and 10,000 cancer cells developing everyday. As long a the brain can detect the abnormal cells and send a message to the immune system, the cancer will be destroyed everyday.

How does Chiropractic boost your immune system?

Chiropractors analyze your spine to locate Subluxations, which is a very serious condition that causes stretching and pulling of the spinal cord and interferes with your Nervous System function. Chiropractic and medical research has shown thatChiropractic adjustments improve Immune function.Medications and shots will never create health they destroy the immune system and cause disease to build in the body.

Keeping your spine healthy under Chiropractic care is one of the best ways of keeping your immune system functioning at its optimum level, so you and your children can function at your God given potential.

Hello & Welcome!

Hello Friends!

We are so excited to be here in Hendersonville as new community members- and also to be serving you as the only Get The Big Idea chiropractors in Nashville.

Stewart Chiropractic Center is a loving, friendly, and professional clinic which utilizes cutting-edge technology to get an exact assessment of your health. We pray you find the hope and the answers you need regarding your health concerns as you enter our facility.  You will most likely find us different from other doctors–and that difference is evident when you come visit us for the first time.

Thank you for trusting us with your health; we promise to do our very best at serving you and your family’s health needs.

Our health center is set to open in July 16th, and will be conveniently located in the old Food Lion shopping center. Our Grand Opening will be coming up in late July and will include bouncy houses, face painting, free food, live music and more! Bring your families out for one last party before school starts back up!
We encourage you to…Let our family take care of yours!
In Good Health and with God’s Blessings,
Drs. Sam & Clare Stewart (& Soon-to-be Baby Stewart, due in August!)


Every child should get checked for Nerve Interference!

Ever wonder why your kid has allergies and his friends do not and it’s supposed to be due to the “high pollen count”?  Or do you wonder why the rise in Autism, ADD and ADHD are rising an absurd amount in the recent years?

We are finding that  more parents are bringing their children to us for day-to-day health concerns we’re all familiar with: colds, sore throats, ear infections, fevers, colic, asthma, tonsillitis, allergies, bed-wetting, infections, pains, anxiety, falls, stomach-aches, and the hundred and one little and big things children go through as they grow up.

It’s important to understand that at Stewart Chiropractic Center we do not treat for disease. Our purpose on any practice member is to reduce spinal nerve interference, a serious and often painless condition most children (and adults) have in their bodies. Spinal nerve stress interferes with the proper functioning of the nervous system, can weaken internal organs and organ systems, lower resistance, reduce healing potential and set the stage for sickness and disorders of all kinds.

Research shows that when spinal nerve interference is reduced through specific chiropractic adjustments, the immune system becomes stronger, resistance to disease increases, and your child’s body functions more efficiently. Your child can respond to internal and external environmental stresses such as germs, changes in temperature, humidity, toxins, pollen and all the other stresses he/she comes in contact with more efficiently!

So although children with diseases are often brought to the chiropractor, the chiropractor is not treating their diseases but is instead freeing them of spinal nerve interference, thus permitting their body’s natural healing potential to function at its best.

Come see if we are the solution to your health problems!  If you call 615.924.2668 and mention this article your child will receive a complimentary neurological assessment to see if he/she has harmful nerve interference. This is a $75 dollar value.


Should my baby get adjusted?

You would do everything to ensure your baby’s health right?!  During pregnancy you eat right, avoid drugs (even aspirin has been shown to cause problems during pregnancy), avoid cigarettes and alcohol, take childbirth classes, etc.  You do everything you can to make sure your baby is healthy, but have you had their spine checked for nerve interference?  A specific, chiropractic nerve assessment and checkup can ensure a healthier baby, one with higher resistance to disease and a healthier nervous system.

Unfortunately, we are finding more and more newborns have unhealthy spines.  Of a random group study, 1,250 babies examined 5 days after birth, 211 suffered from vomiting, hyperactivity and sleeplessness. Spinal abnormalities resulting in nerve interference were found in 95% of this group.  A chiropractic spinal adjustment “frequently resulted in immediate quieting, cessation of crying, muscular relaxation and sleepiness.” The researchers in this study noted that an unhealthy spine causes “many clinical features from central motor impairment to lower resistance to infections-especially ear, nose and throat infections.” In one case history, an 18-month-old boy suffered from tonsillitis, frequent enteritis, therapy-resistant conjunctivitis, frequent colds and earache and increasing sleeping problems. After the first spinal adjustment, the child demanded to be put to bed and slept peacefully until morning. His health returned to normal. One wonders, what would have happened to this child if he never had spinal care? A life of medicine? Of continued sickness? The two medical doctors who authored the above mentioned study concluded that a chiropractic spinal checkup “should be obligatory after every difficult birth” and any spinal stress “should be adjusted.  The success of adjustment overshadows every other type (of care).

Dr. Sam and Clare Stewart have extensive post-graduate training in pediatrics and pregnant women.  Schedule an appointment today and you will receive a complimentary chiropractic evaluation for your infant, upon the mentioning of this article.  It is our desire to have your baby be as healthy as possible!

Source: Koren Publications