- Relieve Rib Pain and Discomfort
- Decrease or Eliminate Sciatic Pain
- Assisting with Round Ligament Pain
- Decrease or Eliminate Migraines or Headaches
- Relieving Back, Neck or Joint Pain
- Tingling in the Arms and Hands
- Assisting with Excessive Nausea
- Reduce Time of Labor and Delivery
- Assisting with Constipation
Chiropractic care for pregnant women is important for prenatal and postpartum wellness. Treating women during pregnancy is one of the most rewarding parts of practice because a healthier pregnancy means an easier labor and delivery and a better transition for the baby into this life. During pregnancy a woman's body forgoes many changes, ranging from emotional to structural changes. The hormones that are released during pregnancy allow the muscles and ligaments to relax therefore the body can change and hold the baby. However, this also means that the body is prone to become more easily displaced. Chiropractic care is safe through out pregnancy. Treatment can result in easier pregnancy, decreased labor time and assist new mothers back to prepartum health.
Throughout pregnancy there are postural changes that will change the center of gravity and the weight of the baby can place pressure on the spine, pelvis, nerves and arteries. As the woman's body changes, pelvic/sacral misalignments can cause tightening and torsion of specific pelvic muscles and ligaments. These muscles and ligaments can affect the position of the uterus which may prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the best position for birth. Chiropractic care can help decrease or eliminate pain that can accompany pregnancy. The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral/pelvic subluxation and/or SI joint dysfunction. In so doing neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is improved. Sacral misalignment may contribute to these primary causes of dystocia (difficult labor) via uterine nerve interference, pelvic misalignment and the tightening and torsion of specific pelvic muscles and ligaments. The resulting tense muscles and ligaments and their aberrant effect on the uterus may prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the best possible position for birth. Dystocia is caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby mal-presentation. The correction of sacral subluxation may have a positive effect on all of these causes of dystocia. The Webster Technique can help remove the restriction and allow biomechanical balance in the pelvic structure, muscles and ligaments. This can allow the baby to drop into the pelvic basin more easily for birth. By removing sacral/pelvic subluxation and/or SI dysfunction will help with the pelvic position and allow for an easier and less uncomfortable labor. It is recommended to use this technique throughout the pregnancy to detect imbalances and optimize pelvic biomechanics in preparation for a safer and easier birth.
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Don't forget how intense the birthing process can be for your newborn. Chiropractic care is safe for your infant as well. Please read more on this on our Children page.