Resolution of Infertility followed by a healthy pregnancy and delivery with Chiropractic.
In the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal and Family Health published on March 12, 2012. there was an article documenting the resolution of infertility in a woman previously diagnosed with a case of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, a condition resulting from an imbalance of women’s female sex hormones, can lead to infertility and affects approximately 6.6 % of reproductive aged women.
The authors of the study start by reporting that infertility is a widespread problem that affects one in five couples. Of these it is estimated that 60% are due to a female health problem. As a result, 9.3 million women seek infertility treatment, at some point during their lives.
In this case, a 29-year-old woman previously diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and infertility sought chiropractic care. The study states that she had been unable to become pregnant for six months. She had been to a medical practitioner one week earlier but had heard that chiropractic care could be helpful, and then she sought chiropractic care.
During a chiropractic examination it was determined that subluxations were present in multiple areas of the woman’s spine, resulting in nerve system interference. A series of chiropractic spinal adjustments were initiated to correct the subluxations.
The study reports that after two months of care of the patient was told by her medical doctor that she was pregnant. It was estimated that the woman became pregnant between the second and fifth chiropractic visit. The study reports that the pregnancy was normal and that the woman delivered a healthy 6 lbs. 7 oz. baby girl after an all natural labor.
In their discussion and conclusion the authors discussed how subluxations could cause infertility by stating, “A subluxation is characterized by a dysfunction of the nervous system that results in widespread physiological changes and altered health status.” The authors discussed the additional benefits in this case by noting, “Following initiation of chiropractic care, the patient not only became pregnant, but also reported improvements in many facets of her life, including improved sleep, better dietary choices, increased water consumption, and an improvement in her ability to exercise.”