“When I first learned I was pregnant, a million thoughts went through my mind. Would I have a boy or a girl? Would I have a natural birth or cesarean? Would ever sleep through the night again? But one of the main concerns lingering in the back of my mind was what I would do about my history of back pain. Over the years, I had tried every therapy option available: massage therapy, acupuncture, physical therapy, and chiropractic care. For the first time in my life, I had finally started managing the pain without medical care or therapy, and I was about to gain 50 pounds and have a tiny human bouncing around inside my belly. My body was changing and I could tell that my back was not prepared. Knowing that my goal was to have a natural pregnancy and delivery without the use of epidurals and/or other pain relieving drugs, I sought out help to make that possible.
After contacting Dr. Fudge and expressing my concerns, we decided that I should visit once per week for the duration of my pregnancy. Each week, Dr. Fudge did an adjustment to help relieve the additional stress on my body due to the ever-changing process of pregnancy. After starting treatment with Dr. Fudge, I was able to continue working in a kindergarten special education classroom, lifting the children carefully as needed, all the way up to my due date. Although my little man was a week late in his debut, I’m happy to say that I was able to give birth naturally and without any pain medications. My body seemed to be fully prepared for the process and after only 6 hours of labor, and 15 minutes of pushing, my beautiful baby boy was finally here!”