Yesterday, September 28, 2020, was a day I won’t forget. It has to do with an opportunity I’ll expand on after I share with you a story.
The reason this day is memorable is because of the 3rd patient who walked into our clinic.
From the corner of my eye I observed a 5’2, slender woman in her late 20’s, and as her file came on my screen it said: “Patient’s due date is May 21, 2021.” I then noticed her small baby-bump and I identified with my excitement immediately and said, “I’ll take care of you on this table here today,” as I pointed to one of the three tables in the clinic. I toned myself down: she had no idea that it was my first time working with a soon-to-be momma in her first trimester 🙂 It was something I was looking forward to.
The heat of the moment was not from how I was going to treat her, it was about getting her to feel how far reaching this adjustment could be for her baby.
“So what brings you in today?”
“I’m starting to get pain in my mid and low-back.”
“I can help you with that. Let’s get you face-up, on your back. Congratulations, by the way!”
“Thank you :)”
My exam showed some hypertonic muscles on the sides of her pelvis and upper back. After my analysis was complete I made my corrections and her spine sunk into the table even more, something that you probably would’ve felt if you were in the room too.
While she was still laying on her back, I shared a piece of my dream with her. (I don’t fully know if this is a true calling yet, but the idea continues to grow in my mind).
“I want to own a pregnancy-institute someday. Irreversible (but favorable!!) changes are happening to your baby’s nervous system now, and taking the time to get your spine assessed today was the greatest act of love you can give to him or her.”
“Yep! By decreasing the amount of stress you carry in your spine, you in turn are epigenetically influencing the home for your baby in the coming months. Especially in the first trimester, when the brain and spinal cord are rapidly developing.”
It felt really nice to share and even nicer when her eyes lit up. To name a few changes I’d like to see in this population is quenching inflammation during the pre-conception period as much as possible, care for them using safe supplements and herbs during pregnancy, get regular bodywork like Chiropractic care, and help them transition into the “4th trimester” using the same thought process.
“You made my day today. I will be here on Sunday’s and Monday’s if you need support.”
“Thank you so much.”
And that was the story of the first, first trimester momma-to-be I had the pleasure of working with. I’ll be keeping you posted as this vision inches towards fruition.
Direct Every Angle,