Chiropractic during Pregnancy
Chiropractic care is health maintenance of the spinal column, discs, and related nerves without drugs or surgery. It involves the art and science of adjusting misaligned joints to reduce the stress on the spinal nerves and therefore promoting health throughout the body.
Chiropractic care during pregnancy is a safe and effective form of treatment for a wide variety of issues that may arise during a pregnancy.
The main reasons women should seek chiropractic care during pregnancy include:
Back Pain Relief - Due to the growing size of the baby, the stress put on the mother's low back and hips increases low back pain in soon to be mother's.
Ease Pregnancy Symptoms - Chiropractic adjustments have been known to ease nausea and vomiting for some expecting moms.
Better Positioning for Baby - When the pelvis is misaligned it may reduce the amount of room available for the developing baby. A misaligned pelvis may also make it difficult for the baby to get into the best possible position for delivery.
Reducing Time of Labor & Delivery - If the mother’s spine and hips are in proper alignment, and if all the nerves to the muscles and organs in her body are free and healthy, labor and birth can progress more easily and possibly take less time than if there was an alignment issue. For moms desiring a drug-free natural birth, chiropractic care can help them accomplish that goal.
Dr. Emily is certified through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) in Webster technique. The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of subluxation and/or SI joint dysfunction. In so doing neurobiomechanical function in the sacral/pelvic region is improved.
Sacral subluxation may contribute to difficult labor for the mother (i.e., dystocia), caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby mal-presentation. Correction of sacral subluxation may have a positive effect on all of these causes of dystocia. To learn more about the Webster technique an how it can help during pregnancy please click here.
If you have any questions regarding chiropractic care during pregnancy please give us a call at 501-701-4157.