Congratulations! Choosing prenatal chiropractic care promotes a safer, more natural birth for you and your baby.
Pregnancy is a natural, beautiful experience that is a sacred part of a woman’s life. With our unique chiropractic approach, we give both mother and baby the best opportunity possible to have a safe and natural childbirth experience. Our chiropractic doctors are also trained in the Webster Technique, which decreases stress on your developing baby and encourages optimal fetal positioning. Learn more about the Webster Technique below.
Keeping your spine aligned is essential during pregnancy because your body systems and organs now provide for two people. Chiropractic care works directly with your brain, spinal cord, and nervous system. Spinal health is so important during pregnancy because it is the first thing to develop in-utero. When the nerves that lead to your reproductive system work correctly, your baby can develop with 100% potential!
Chiropractic care during pregnancy can help with naturally occurring hormonal changes and common symptom relief. It can help control nausea; relieve back, hip, pelvic, and leg pain; improve pelvic balance and maximum fetal development; reduce labor and delivery time; and provide greater relaxation and comfort for both mother and baby. Opt for chiropractic prenatal care for a more enjoyable pregnancy.
I started seeing Dr. Bree and Dr. Jodi when I was about 12 weeks pregnant with my second baby. I read so many great things about chiropractic care during pregnancy and decided to give it a try. Seeing them regularly (at least once a week) really helped with all my aches and pains during pregnancy. Especially low back and pelvis pain! I believe the care was important in helping me achieve an all-natural vaginal birth after cesarean.Erin
How Can Chiropractic Care Help My Pregnancy?
Expectant mothers enjoy many benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy, including a healthier pregnancy with reduced pelvis and joint discomfort and decreased chances of needing a c-section.
Misalignment in the pelvic girdle (the sacrum) can cause tightening and torsion of specific pelvic muscles and ligaments. This condition can be painful for the mother, and also limits the baby’s ability to assume the correct birth position.
Chiropractic care during pregnancy provides several potential benefits:
Controlling symptoms of nausea
Relieving back, neck or joint pain
Reducing the time of labor and delivery
Preventing a potential cesarean delivery
During your care, we’ll ensure that your pelvis remains properly aligned for proper fetal development and the best opportunity for a natural delivery.
Did you know that chiropractic care can continue after birth?
Chiropractic is beneficial to people of all ages – even infants! That’s why patients treated for prenatal care usually opt for postnatal care for their baby as well. The results of postnatal chiropractic care speak volumes. Check out our page for pediatric care to learn more.
Is Chiropractic Care Safe During Pregnancy?
It’s completely safe to have chiropractic care during your pregnancy or while you are trying to conceive. We use special tables that adjust to a pregnant woman’s body. Your chiropractic prenatal doctor uses gentle hands to create a warm and nurturing environment for your baby while enhancing the bond and connection between mother and baby.
Our certified specialists will be sure to position your body comfortably for safe adjustments and to prevent undue pressure on your abdomen. We’ll also be sure to take care of you after you leave by providing at-home exercises and stretches.
Watch the video to learn more about chiropractic treatment for a safer pregnancy.
Chiropractic Care and Breech Deliveries
Our chiropractors are trained in the Webster Technique – a special skill that involves restoring proper pelvic balance and function. This technique reduces undue stress on the pregnant woman’s uterus and supporting ligaments. It also decreases the stress on baby’s spine and nervous system and allows for optimal fetal positioning.
Some consider it normal for a baby to present breech until the third trimester, so a breech baby is not of much concern until a patient is 37 weeks along. Roughly 4% of all pregnancies result in a breech presentation.
In the July/August 2002 issue, the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reported an 82% success rate of babies turning vertex when doctors of chiropractic applied the Webster Technique. The results from the study also suggest it may be beneficial to perform the Webster Technique around the 8th month of pregnancy when a woman has a breech presentation.
Currently, the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) recommends women receive routine chiropractic care throughout all stages of pregnancy to maintain pelvic balance and optimize the room a baby has for development. You can learn more about the Webster Technique on their website.