Did you know that chiropractic care is perfectly safe for pregnant women? It is. As a matter of fact, for tens of thousands of woman throughout the U.S., it is an INTEGRAL part of the pregnancy and birthing process. Boston Spine Clinics, especially Dr. John Haberstroh has treated many pregnant women over the years in a safe and gentle way. Let's find out how and why . . .

Female Changes During Pregnancy
As any woman who has been pregnant knows, there are a great number of changes that occur to the female body during pregnancy. Some very obvious such as the growing fetus inside the womb and others not so obvious.

See Studin M, "Maternity and Pediatric Care in Chiropractic," The American Chiropractor, Vol. 32, #2.

Chiropractic Treatment During Pregnancy
Chiropractors are leaders in the safe, drugless, gentle approach to relieving pain and stress during pregnancy. Again, a woman undergoes dramatic muscular, ligamentous and spinal/pelvic stresses and pain during pregnancy. Relief is realized through a number of procedures:

See also, Murphy DR, Hurwitz EL, McGovern EE, "Outcome of Pregnancy-Related Lumbopelvic Pain Treated According to a Diagnosis-Based Decision Rule: A Prospective Observational Cohort Study," JMPT, Vol. 32 (8), Oct. 2009. *ACC Award Winning Paper showing Chiropractic care as a viable option for women with PRLP.

See also, Miller JE, Miller L, Sulesund AK, Yevtushenko A, "Contribution of Chiropractic Therapy to Resolving Suboptimal Breastfeeding: A Case Series of 114 Infants," JMPT, Vol. 32 (8), Oct. 2009.

What about Complications During Pregnancy?
There are a number of odd complications that occur during pregnancy and childbirth. We'll mention a few here. Bear in mind, that a strong, well nourished, well adjusted (chiropractically speaking) body with a very positive attitude will undoubtedly minimize many of these issues.

Summation: As we stated above, chiropractic care during pregnancy is very common and utilized by thousands of women across the country every month. I have been treating pregnant women since I graduated from chiropractic college and I can tell you it is extrememly safe, effective and works wonderfully in relieving the aches and pains most pregnant women experience during the nine months they carry their child.

Dr. John Haberstroh is a Boston chiropractor and Everett Chiropractor in Massachusetts

Pregnant Woman Needs to Know This:

Q :

What is it Hepatitis B? Why children in the above grades need Hep B shots? How save it for them, pros and cons. Alternative ways of pervention from Hep B. Thank you,


A :

Answer (Published  March 18, 2007 )

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Hepatitis B is a rare, mainly blood-transmitted disease. infection that primarily affects the liver and can progress into a chronic infection that can result in cirrhosis that may lead to liver cancer.

Hepatitis B is largely transmitted through exposure to bodily fluids containing the virus. There are only a few ways that you can get this infection:

  • Unprotected sexual contact
  • Blood transfusions
  • Reuse of contaminated needles and syringes
  • Vertical transmission from mother to child

Every single one of these risk factors is easily preventable without the use of vaccines. However five years ago the US government made the outrageous and inexcusable recommendation to have all infants immunized with hepatitis B vaccine.

Why Are We Giving Vaccine at Birth to Helpless Infants?

The only possible justification is to prevent the transmission from an infected mother to her child but this is FAR easier and less expensive to do by screening mothers and giving those at risk the vaccine. We screen all mothers already for a variety of conditions, why can't we add another one?

Instead of using common sense we are mandating this vaccine to ALL children. In the hope that when they get older and actually have the opportunity to engage in risky behaviors that they will be protected.

Well guess what? In over half the kids the immune protection lasts less than seven years which is well before these kids will need any possible benefits of the vaccine.

Some Hepatitis B Vaccines Still Have Mercury

Aside from the question of whether or not it is appropirate to give infants this vaccine, today, over 8 years after federal agencies advised vaccine manufacturers to remove mercury from their vaccines, some still contain them.

ActHIB, HibTITER in single-dose vials, and PedvaxHIB do not contain thimerosal as a preservative. However, PRP-T (ActHIB) reconstituted with DTaP (Tripedia) to form TriHIBit STILL contain organic mercury. 

Does This Make ANY Sense???

Physicians Are Harming 4,000 Children to Protect One From Hepatitis B Complications

Even if a child does become infected with hepatitis B what is the problem? Just how serious is it? Will they die just as surely as if they came down with pancreatic cancer? Hardly. The numbers speak for themselves. Only one in 100 who get this infection will run the risk of ANY serious illness. So just how serious is an infection with Hepatitis B? Please remember Hepatitis B is a rare, mainly blood-transmitted disease.

Far less than 100 children under the age of 1 become infected with hepatitis B. Since there are about 4 million children born in the US every year this works out to about one child in every 200 births that develop hepatitis B. As you will see below this number is actually far lower as only 1% of these children develop serious complications or about 4 or 5 kids. The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) reported over 2,000 total reports of adverse reactions from hepatitis B vaccine in the 0-1 age group, with over 50 deaths reported. Here is the kicker, it is well recognized that this is only about 10% of the actual cases. So if you multiply this by 10 you have 20,000 injured infants from the vaccine.

So as a result of all these immunizations physicians are harming 20,000 infants to protect 5 from serious problems.

Why Is This Being Done??

Simple answer - - Money and Greed

Merck is the company that makes the hepatitis B vaccine. Remember Merck? They are the ones that are defending thousands of lawsuits for killing over 60,000 people for Vioxx. They are earning a cool $1 billion dollars per year from selling this vaccine. Guess you have to pay those Vioxx lawsuits some way.

Some Physicians Understand the Truth

Am I the only doctor that feels this way? Absolutely not. There are many independent physicians who share my belief, such as the 
Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). This is a group of over 10,000 US medical doctors (MDs and DOs), and most of us have reached the conclusion that the head of the organization, Dr. Jane Orient, has about this issue.

To the extent that the physician simply complies without making an independent evaluation of the appropriateness of the vaccine for each patient, he is abdicating his responsibility under the Oath of Hippocrates to:  "prescribe regimen for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone." AAPS opposes federal mandates for vaccines, on principle, on the grounds that they are:

  • An unconstitutional expansion of the power of the federal government.
  • An unconstitutional delegation of power to a public-private partnership.
  • An unconstitutional and destructive intrusion into the patient-physician and parent-child relationships.
  • A violation of the Nuremberg Code in that they force individuals to have medical treatment against their will, or to participate in the functional equivalent of a vast experiment without fully informed consent.
  • A violation of rights to free speech and to the practice of one's religion (which may require one to keep oaths).

AAPS would specifically oppose the campaign for universal immunization against hepatitis B, even if the above did not apply, because the safety of the vaccine is in question.

What Can You Do?

Please tell every pregnant woman you know who about this issue. They need to know the facts BEFORE they are in the hospital and have time to make an informed objective decision. If they are still convinced their child needs hepatitis B vaccine, beg them to make sure their child does not receive the vaccine as a newborn. Delay the vaccine until they really are at a possible risk, like late adolescence.

I am not asking much here. Only some compassion for the helpless. If you have ever seen the agony of families who are struggling with caring for brain injured children you will know what I mean. Drugs that are thought to be safe are pulled from the market after they have killed dozens or hundreds of people. I am hopeful that hepatitis B vaccinations in newborns will be stopped. Medical science will have to recognize the truth sooner or later. Folks, drug deaths pale in comparison to the devastation in lost lives that is resulting from implementation of this hepatitis B recommendation.

You can play a large role here. Most of all us did not have a chance to make a difference in the 9/11 tragedy, but nearly everyone of us can help protect the precious brain cells of a newborn.

Act Now - - There is Not a Moment to Spare.

Contact every pregnant woman you know immediately.