How Safe Is It?
All Chiropractors are trained to work with woman who are pregnant. Investing in the fertility and pregnancy wellness of women who are pregnant or trying to conceive is a routine care for most chiropractors. Chiropractors will use a table that adjusts to a pregnant woman’s body and will use techniques that avoid unneeded pressure on the abdomen. Dr. Keri will also provide stretches and exercises that are safe to use during pregnancy.
During pregnancy there are several psychological and endocrinological changes that occur in preparation for creating the environment for the developing baby. The following changes can result in misaligned spine and joints:
- Protruding Abdomen & Increased Back Curve
- Pelvic Changes
- Postural Adaptions
Establishing pelvic balance & alignment is another reason to obtain chiropractic care. When the pelvis is misaligned, it may reduce the amount of room available for the developing baby.
What Are the Benefits?
The nervous system is the master communication system to all the body systems. Keeping the spine aligned helps the entire body work more effectively.
Benefits of seeing a chiropractor while pregnant are:
- Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
- Controlling symptoms of nausea
- Relieving back, neck, and joint pain
- Reduction of time in labor and delivery
- Better positioning for the baby
- Help with breech babies
The Webster Technique
A chiropractic adjustment called the Webster Technique is a specific sacral adjustment to help facilitate the mother’s pelvic alignment and nerve system function. This in turn balances the pelvic muscles and ligaments, and reduces torsion to the uterus.
Case studies have shown that Chiropractic adjustments, particularly the Webster technique, have an 85%-91% success rate in turning breeched babies!