At Wakeman Chiropractic and Healing Center, we love to help expecting mothers to feel their best before their bundles of joy arrive.
The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association recommends that women receive chiropractic care during their pregnancies to help with pelvic balance, and to ensure the baby has plenty of room in the pelvis to grow. This also helps reduce the chances of breech births, as well as unplanned cesarean sections because babies have enough space to move into proper position before delivery.
We believe that safe and gentle is the best way to help pregnant women optimize their pregnancies and prepare their bodies for labor and delivery. Our chiropractors practice the Webster Technique, which is a specific analysis and manipulation of the sacral joints, hips, and ligaments that are especially safe for expectant mothers. It involves raising part of the table where the pelvis is, which in turn reduces the amount of pressure the chiropractor needs to apply for an effective adjustment.
Benefits of Prenatal Chiropractic Care
One of the best things about chiropractic care during pregnancy is that there are no known contraindications. While most therapies and medications are off-limits during this time, chiropractic care is an effective and safe way to manage the myriad of pains and discomforts that come along with being pregnant.
During pregnancy, your joints soften in preparation for delivery. This softening can lead to increased misalignments because your spine and other joints can more easily slip out of their regular positions. In addition to this, many women find themselves trying to compensate for the weight of their growing baby by changing their posture. This almost inevitably leads to back pain and an increased back curve. Pelvic misalignments are also common during pregnancy, and it may reduce the room available to the baby during development – a condition called intrauterine constraint.
Additional benefits of prenatal chiropractic care include:
- Better sleep
- Increased energy and focus
- Reduced stress
- Fewer digestive problems
- Decreased reflux and nausea
- Less swelling in the feet
- Reduced back pain and sciatica
- Shorter, less painful labor and delivery
If you have questions about prenatal chiropractic care, or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at (404) 364-0900.