The Power of Natural Labor and Birth


The power of natural labor and birth is coordinated by the hormone, oxytocin.⁠⁠This hormone gradually causes the uterus to contract throughout labor, allowing the birth process to unravel.⁠Oxytocin is regulated by the parasympathetic branch of the central nervous system.

⁠⁠Stress and tension in the neuro-spinal system can lead to a sympathetic-dominant mother. ⁠⁠Simply put, a mother is less likely to have a normal physiological birth if her brain is in fight-or-flight mode, predominantly releasing stress hormones instead of oxytocin. ⁠⁠Prenatal chiropractic adjustments, especially throughout the 3rd trimester, that focus on gently releasing tension and stress in the cranium, upper cervical spine and sacrum decrease the overall tension in the dural-meningeal system of the brain and spinal cord.⁠⁠

These specific and gentle adjustments allow for the mother to have a calm and relaxed central nervous system and proper oxytocin concentrations as the body prepares for birth. ⁠⁠

The doctors at Pure Light are certified in the well-known Webster Technique for pregnant mothers by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and have advanced prenatal training.

⁠⁠They all have a passion for empowering moms and helping them have healthy pregnancies, births, and postpartum experiences.