Chiropractic Care is Highly
Recommended During Pregnancy
The role of a chiropractor in prenatal care is to establish pelvic
balance and alignment, not only to reduce the mother/baby discomfort
but also to allow the baby to be in the best position for delivery.
When the pelvis is misaligned it may reduce the amount of room for the
developing baby to be comfortable and they may seek out a less than
optimal positioning for birth. Our chiropractic training provides safe
exercises, stretches and manipulation (adjustment) to the low back and
pelvis to optimize alignment.
“Currently, the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) recommends that women receive chiropractic care throughout pregnancy to establish pelvic balance and optimize the room a baby has for development throughout pregnancy. With a balanced pelvis, babies have a greater chance of moving into the correct position for birth, and the crisis and worry associated with breech and posterior presentations may be avoided altogether. Optimal baby positioning at the time of birth eliminates the potential for dystocia (difficult labor) and therefore results in easier and safer deliveries for both the mother and baby.”
The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/ SI joint dysfunction. In doing so, neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is facilitated.
Chiropractic Care for Pregnancy Related Pain
Many women experience pain from pregnancy related issues
Is it Safe?
There are no known contraindications to chiropractic care throughout pregnancy. Dr. Tiffany Daniels has been trained to use the Webster Technique listed above in order to avoid unsafe pressure on the abdomen. She will also provide you with exercises and stretches that are safe to use during pregnancy.
Establishing pelvic balance and alignment is a common reason to obtain chiropractic care during pregnancy. When the pelvis is misaligned it may reduce the amount of room available for the developing baby. This is called intrauterine constraint. A misaligned pelvis may make it difficult for the baby to get into a good position for delivery. This can affect the mother’s ability to have a natural, non-invasive birth, and lead to interventions such as c-sections.
The many benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include but are not limited to Maintaining a healthier pregnancy, Controlling symptoms of nausea, Reducing the time of labor and delivery, Relieving back, neck or joint pain, and Preventing a potential cesarean delivery.