Pregnancy & Chiropractic Care
Many pregnant women seek chiropractic care for pregnancy-related complaints. During pregnancy, several changes occur to create an optimal environment for the developing baby. These changes are both structural and neurological. Establishing pelvic balance and alignment is just one reason to have consistent chiropractic care during pregnancy. If the pelvis is misaligned it will tighten the uterus and reduce the amount of room for the baby to move, grow and potentially get head down. This can affect the mother’s ability to have a natural, non-invasive birth. Through chiropractic care, mothers are given the opportunity for an easier and more comfortable pregnancy and birth.
Dr. Danielle & Dr. Rachel are both certified in the Webster Technique. The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment on the sacrum. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation and SI joint dysfunction to relax the uterine muscle. In doing so, function in the pelvis is improved and balance is restored.
Prenatal chiropractic adjustments have also been shown to help the body improve many common pregnancy complaints:
Sciatica, acid reflux, sleeping challenges, low back pain, pubic bone pain, round ligament pain, headaches and improve overall comfort.
Chiropractic care after birthing a baby assists in normalizing the body through the healing process. It also helps to overcome and improve the postural issues that come up with caring for a new baby.
Dr. Danielle & Dr. Rachel are not only educated in the chiropractic realm but are also moms that have real life experience. Feel free to ask those "new mom" questions about car seats, baby-wearing, nursing tips, milk production, poopy diapers, and whatever may come up. The MFW team is here to help you with your spine challenges but more importantly, the "fourth trimester" transition into mommy hood.