Chiropractic care along with other wellness habits creates an optimum environment for your baby. Chiropractic care during pregnancy can be a non-invasive approach to better your health and help facilitate a healthy pregnancy and labor/delivery.
Why should I have chiropractic care during pregnancy?
According to the American Pregnancy Association, there are several physiological and hormonal changes during pregnancy that occur in order to prepare the right environment for the baby.
Listed are some changes that can result in a misaligned and restricted spinal joints:
- Protruding abdomen and chest
- Increased back curve
- Changes in center of gravity
- Pelvic changes
- Postural adaptations
Having proper alignment and function in the pelvis is yet another reason to seek chiropractic care. When there is misalignment in the pelvis it can limit the amount of space available for the baby creating what is called intrauterine constraint. This constraint cannot only affect best positioning for delivery such as breech and posterior position, but can also affect the mother’s ability to have a non-invasive labor and delivery.
The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of intrauterine constraint and/or SI joint dysfunction. In so doing, neurobiomechanical function in the sacral/pelvic region is improved.
Dr. Melinda is certified in Webster technique in order to help correct this kind of constraint.
Potential benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy:
- Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
- Reducing the time of labor and delivery
- Relieving back, neck or joint pain
- Preventing a potential cesarean delivery
Although a referral is not required to see a chiropractor, communication with your primary care is always in the patient’s best interest. There are many medical professionals who understand the value of this low risk, drug – free approach to better health and we work closely with many of them in our office.