In this episode, Kimberly and Dr. Elliot Berlin discuss his informed pregnancy focused chiropractic work. He explains noticing a rise in out of hospital births post-pandemic as well as an increase in hospital restrictions and inductions in hospital births. He discusses various causes of breech positions, his chiropractic approaches to breech babies before birth, as well as the long history of cesareans and how VBACs became stigmatized in recent decades. The common thread through this whole conversation is providing education and information for pregnant people to make the best informed decisions for themselves and their birth.
Dr. Elliot Berlin is an award-winning pregnancy-focused chiropractor, childbirth educator, and labor doula. His innovative techniques for prenatal wellness care address tight and painful muscles and tendons utilizing specific massage techniques based on soft tissue releases. He combines this with traditional chiropractic adjustments to restore motion to restricted joints. Dr. Berlin notably works with several hundred breech babies each year, most of whom turn into the ideal pre-birth position once normal function is restored to the mother’s low back and pelvis. He is also the host of Informed Pregnancy Podcast, an award-winning pregnancy-focused chiropractor.
What He Shares
- Differences in births post-pandemic
- Chiropractic approaches to breech babies
- History of cesareans
- Informed VBACs
- Mind-Body health for fertility
MotherBaby: Tending the Postpartum Nervous System a free class with Kate Pope and Kimberly Ann Johnson