Pregnancy Specific Care
Chiropractic care during pregnancy is safe and effective.
You might have been referred to our clinic by your midwife or obstetrician to help ensure a healthier pregnancy, a more pain free pregnancy and or a better labor and delivery.
Ligamentous laxity brought on by the hormones of pregnancy makes adjusting the spine at this time easier resulting in a more gentle technique. We use a special adjusting table with a break away abdominal piece which allows women to lay face down even at 9 months along in their pregnancy.
Some of our pregnant patients come to us specifically for the Webster Technique. It is proposed that Spinal and pelvic misalignment may contribute to difficult labor and delivery via uterine nerve interference, pelvic misalignment and the tightening and torsion of specific pelvic muscles and ligaments. The resulting tense muscles and ligaments and their aberrant effect on the uterus may prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the best possible position for birth.
In regards to pregnant mothers, Dr. Webster reported that when a mother sought care and her baby was in a breech position, the restoration of pelvic neuro-biomechanics with this adjustment also frequently facilitated optimal fetal positioning.
Post-partum Chiropractic care for the new mom and Chiropractic care for the new born baby are services we also commonly provide. The stresses of even a normal gentle labor and delivery can be hard on the mother and the baby. Chiropractic care at this critical time can correct Subluxations before they worsen with time.