Originally Posted by shesinthebarn
OUr chiro is $200 per visit, but I think he's on the high end. He's worth every penny though - he's a human chiro first, so he brings a table with him to the barn and does the people for free! I have no idea what a equine-only body worker would be.
Indyhorse - I would speak with the body worker about treatment close to foaling. I know that with myself, I went for treatment every day in the week leading up to the delivery of my son, and it helped a lot! It helps the sacrum and pelvis do what they have to do in birth.
shesinthebarn, thanks! I called and spoke to her again last night, and discussed it. She felt like Freyja would be better served to start after foaling, as that is when she might be at greater risk to put something out and undo previous treatment. Freyja is not in pain or discomfort other than what is caused by the late stages of pregnancy at this point, but we did discuss having an earlier session if she starts limping again between now and the birth. Since unfortunately budget is also a consideration, I can only afford a set number of visits in a months time. We did schedule a tentative first visit for March 26, but plan to move it forward if Freyja foals sooner rather than later. I know what you mean though, I would have loved to have regular massages late in my own pregnancy! My son failed to turn from posterior position in time before delivery (he was premature) and I had immense back pain in my last month.
Aww, see that makes me want to have the chiro out anyways, just to give the poor girl a pregnancy massage. Don't think I can swing it though, not without dipping into the emergency fund I'm keeping in reserve for the foaling itself.