Pregnancy and Prenatal Care
At Healthy Start Family Chiropractic, we are all Webster Technique Certified for pregnancy! This technique is a specific analysis and adjustment to the pelvis and sacrum that reduces interference to the nervous system and balances the muscles and ligaments that attach to the uterus. This reduces the cause of intra-uterine constraint and allows the baby to get into the best possible position for birth.
82-97% of breech, transverse lie and posteriorly-positioned babies will return to the proper anterior positioning after receiving Webster’s technique from a Prenatal Chiropractic Specialist. (Midwifery Today Int. Midwife 2001; 58:42)
Pregnancy and birth need our respect- not intervention. Chiropractic is a natural approach to life and health and more and more mothers are discovering the many benefits of chiropractic care throughout pregnancy. Chiropractors appreciate the body’s natural design and provide supportive care for moms as they gain trust in their own body’s ability to accomplish the amazing feat of birth!
Comfort for Mom
Chiropractic care in pregnancy is an essential choice in your prenatal care. Pre-existing unnoticed imbalances in your spine become stressed during pregnancy. A large percentage of pregnant women experience back discomfort during pregnancy. This is due to the rapid growth of the baby and an interference to your body’s normal structural adaption to the growth. Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy can relieve and even prevent the common discomforts experienced in pregnancy. Spinal adjustments eliminate the causes of stress on your spine.
Comfort for Baby
As your baby develops, your uterus enlarges to accommodate the rapid growth. If your pelvis is balanced, the ligaments suspending the uterus can do so in a balanced and equal manner. If your pelvis is out of balance in any way, these ligaments become torqued and twisted, creating a condition called intra-uterine constraint.
This constraint limits the amount of space available for your developing child and can affect his or her optimal development. If the intra-uterine constraint goes undetected and untreated as birth approaches, the baby is prevented from getting into the best possible position for birth. Even if the baby is in the desirable head down position, often times intra-uterine constraint prevents the baby from moving into the ideal position for birth. Even slight deviances from proper position slow down labor, and add pain and distress to both the mother and baby.
Chiropractors trained in Webster’s technique work specifically with your pelvis throughout pregnancy and restore the natural state of balance that is required for a safer, quicker, and healthier birth.
Dystocia is defined as difficult labor and is something that every woman wants to avoid. Dystocia not only causes pain and exhaustion, but often times leads to multiple medical interventions that are both physically and emotionally traumatic to both you and baby. These medical interventions include the administration of pitocin, epidurals, painful episiotomies, forceful tugging at your baby’s fragile spine, vacuum extraction, forceps and even cesareans. Each of these interventions carry their own risks of injury to both you and your baby. What if all of these interventions could have been prevented?
According to the obstetrics texts, dystocia is caused by pelvic imbalance and its resulting effects on your uterus and baby’s positioning. Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy restores balance to the uterine ligaments and pelvic muscles and therefore, leads to safer and healthier births. In addition, chiropractic care allows the uterus to function at its maximum by eliminating any nervous system interference to the uterus. Research even shows chiropractic care reduces labor time!
This pregnancy, offer yourself and your baby the best in prenatal care through chiropractic. Call Healthy Start Family Chiropractic & Wellness today to schedule your personal consultation. Learn how you can give yourself and your baby a more comfortable pregnancy and a safer, easier birth!