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Can chiropractors give inductions?

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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Induce labor? No.

No, chiropractors do not induce labor.
Chiropractors are not allowed to prescribe, dispense, or administer medications as this falls outside of their primary training. It is possible that some claim to have special "chiropractic techniques" for inducing labor without drugs, but more likely they just do helpful massage, plus movements and positioning of a woman's back, hips, and legs.

In brief: Induce labor? No.

No, chiropractors do not induce labor.
Chiropractors are not allowed to prescribe, dispense, or administer medications as this falls outside of their primary training. It is possible that some claim to have special "chiropractic techniques" for inducing labor without drugs, but more likely they just do helpful massage, plus movements and positioning of a woman's back, hips, and legs.
David Miller
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David Miller
It is worth pointing out that DOs (Osteopathic Physicians) do indeed have techniques of inducing labor with Osteopathic Manipulation. Indeed, our profession has a long history of using OMM to help reduce pre-term labor and help labor to go much more smoothly without the need for medications. Of course, if medications are needed, then we are fully capable of using them safely and effectively.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: No

It is possible that some of the strenuous manipulation that chiropractors administer could induce labor but that is not the goal and might be an issue in premature birth.
There are limited reasons to ever see a chiropractor and pregnancy should be a very cautionary issue to stay away.

In brief: No

It is possible that some of the strenuous manipulation that chiropractors administer could induce labor but that is not the goal and might be an issue in premature birth.
There are limited reasons to ever see a chiropractor and pregnancy should be a very cautionary issue to stay away.
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