Lactobacillus was given prenatally to mothers with at least one first-degree relative (or partner) with atopic eczema, allergic rhinitis, or asthma, and postnatally for 6 months to their infants. The frequency of atopic eczema in the probiotic group was half that of the placebo group (infants receiving no probiotics). Concluding that lactobacillus was effective in prevention of early atopic disease in children at high risk.
Pregnancy and chiropractic: a narrative review of the literature
This review of statistics reports that primigravida women who seek chiropractic care throughout gestation have, on average, a 25% shorter labor time whereas multiparous women who seek chiropractic care throughout their pregnancy have, on average, 31% shorter labor times.
This review of scientific literature also demonstrates that chiropractic care throughout pregnancy may aid in alleviating musculoskeletal discomforts without the use of medication, reduce the incidence of "back labor," and improve outcomes of labor and delivery (preterm delivery, use of forceps, cesarean). No adverse effects of prenatal chiropractic care was reported
Chiropractic spinal manipulation for low back pain of pregnancy: a retrospective case series.
This retrospective case series reports on pregnant woman suffering from lower back pain who sought out chiropractic care. The average pain score at the time of initial appointment was rated a 5.9/10. Pain scores were reduced to 1.5, after an average of 1.8 visits. The average time it took to reach clinically important pain relief was reported to be 4.5 days after initial appointment. No adverse effects reported.
American Pregnancy Association: Chiropractic care during pregnancy