Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Midwifery Today: Newsletter Excerpt on Chiropractic Care and Webster Technique

Midwifery Today offers a great online newsletter for people interested in pregnancy/birth/post-partum topics. It's easy to sign up for this free, every-other-week publication.

Last week there was an interesting excerpt about the need for alliances between midwives and chiropractors: "Midwives and chiropractors offer care that is personal to each individual and specific to every case. Midwives and chiropractors share the unique ability to assess a patient's status with their own hands, and both professions are blessed with the privilege of touching others to bring about a greater quality of life. These common bonds establish life-long supportive relationships between our two professions." (Jeanne Ohm; Excerpted from "Midwifery and Chiropractic: Bonding for Life," Midwifery Today, Issue 69)

It goes on to mention the Webster Technique, which is a chiropractic tool to move a breech baby into the vertex (head-down) position. To read more about the Webster Technique, click here. To read more about baby's position for birth and how mother can influence it, check out the Spinning Babies website. And here is a link to the Spinning Babies article on Belly Mapping, which is really fun.

The ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) lists the following chiropractors in the Central Maine area as certified in the Webster Technique:

Ed Shepherd, D.C.
1223 U.S. Route 202
Winthrop, ME 04364
Telephone: 207-377-9344

Jennifer L. Johnson, D.C.
90 Main Ave.
Gardiner, ME 04345
(207) 582-2222

Kathy A. Boulet, D.C.
675 Main Street
Suite 18
Lewiston, ME 04240

Tyson E. Shardlow, D.C.
698-2 Lisbon Road
Lisbon Falls, ME 04252

Kimberly J. Bailey, D.C.
P.O. Box 8120
Halifax Street
Winslow, ME 04901

Trevor L. Bevans, D.C.
36 School Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States

Steve Siu, D.C.
39 Paris Street
Norway, ME 04268 United States
Telephone: 207-743-2866

Finally, for my sister, a list of links to the free newsletters I suscribe to for pregnancy/birth/parenting information:

Midwifery Today (every other week)
Mothering (weekly)
NY Times Health (weekly) - go to "sign up for email newsletters"
March of Dimes (monthly, I think)
Childbirth Connection - newsletter sign-up is on the right-hand side in a purple box toward the bottom (monthly, I think)

Any other good ones you know about?

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