Chiropractic for mothers-to-be?
Absolutely! In fact, pregnant women benefit from chiropractic care more than any other population group - (benefits that can include the baby as well).
Pregnancy can be a time of joy and exciting anticipation, yet for some the experience is colored by pain, discomfort and illness. This is often because pregnant women undergo many structural and hormonal changes that affect the spine, nerves, joints, ligaments, connective tissues, center of gravity and stability. Our chiropractors can ensure that the spinal column, pelvis and related structures are balanced, moving easily and free of vertebral subluxations.
Once free of subluxations, the mother-to-be experiences pregnancy at a greater level of comfort, health and vitality and can better handle the stress of childbirth.
Pregnant Women Have Special Concerns
There are so many things pregnant women worry about: staying pregnant; carrying the baby to full term; morning sickness; the baby developing normally; backaches; leg pain and if their labor will be safe and (hopefully) easy. Can chiropractic care help ease their minds? Chiropractic care has been observed to help pregnant and birthing women a number of ways. Chiropractors have been performing spinal adjustments on pregnant women for over a hundred years and have noted that chiropractic spinal corrective care may help maintain pregnancy, control vomiting during pregnancy, deliver full-term infants with ease and produce healthier Infants
Drugless Approach To Health
Since nearly all drugs and medications can cause fetal damage or malformations it is important for pregnant women to avoid them as much as possible. Chiropractic's drugless approach is another reason why it is valued during pregnancy.
Can Chiropractic Help Breech Presentations?
One of the latest developments in chiropractic prenatal care has been a method of correcting breech presentations in which the baby isn't positioned properly for birth. Developed by the late Dr. Larry Webster, D.C., of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, chiropractors are able to release stress on the pregnant pelvis and cause relaxation to the uterus so the baby will turn naturally. Dr. Webster stated that Webster's Breech Technique is "up to 94% successful in turning babies inutero so they can be delivered easily".