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Certified Nurse-midwives Give Chiropractic The Thumbs-Up

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SOURCE:   Comp Therapies In Clinical Practice 2011 (Aug); 17 (3): 135–140

Linda Mullin, Joel Alcantara, Derek Bartonad, Lydia Deverae

Life University, College of Chiropractic, 1269 Barclay Circle, Marietta, GA 30060, USA.

187 certified nurse-midwives filled out an on-line, self-administered survey designed to gather their opinions on the safety of chiropractic, and the scope of chiropractic practice. It also captured demographic information relating to their professional training and their personal and professional clinical experiences with chiropractors.

The results were most revealing:

  • Responders were aware that chiropractors worked with “birthing professionals”

  • They were aware that DCs attended to patients for both musculoskeletal and non-musculoskeletal disorders

  • The vast majority indicated a positive personal and clinical experience with chiropractic

  • They also believed that chiropractic was safe for pregnant patients and for children

We want to thank the researchers at Life University and at the ICPA for their continued efforts to explain how (and why) chiropractic care is beneficial for pregnant mothers, as well as for their children. There has been a smattering of negative articles over the years trying to paint chiropractic as an unsupported “fringe” therapy, so articles like this help to set the record straight.

You may also enjoy reviewing these other relevant pages:

The Chiropractic Pediatrics Page

The “Kids Need Chiropractic, Too!” Page


and these other important National Association websites:

International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA)

Kentuckiana Children’s Center

ACA Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics

ICA Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics

About the Author:

I was introduced to Chiro.Org in early 1996, where my friend Joe Garolis helped me learn HTML, the "mark-up language" for websites. We have been fortunate that journals like JMPT have given us permission to reproduce some early important articles in Full-Text format. Maintaining the Org website has been, and remains, my favorite hobby.


  1. Dr. Graeme Gibson, D.C. July 24, 2011 at 1:19 pm


    Great information as it’s always good to know who is truly supports us and our profession. My wife and I utilized a nurse midwife for the birth of both of our children, and we couldn’t have been happier with them.

    All the best.

    • Frank M. Painter, D.C. July 24, 2011 at 2:09 pm

      Thanks Graeme

      We are fortunate to have researchers like Dr. Joel Alcantara at the ICPA, doing the heavy lifting for our profession.

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