Chiropractic care in pregnancy is vital to the normal physiological function of both the mother and baby throughout pregnancy and birth. More women and birth providers are discovering the many benefits associated with chiropractic care during pregnancy and recognize this area of expertise through Webster Certification. Dr. Jake holds this certification and is extensively trained to care for planning, expecting and postpartum mothers.
The goal of the Webster Technique analysis and adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/ SI joint dysfunction. In doing so, neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is facilitated.
Sacral subluxation may contribute to difficult labor for the mother (i.e., dystocia), caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby mal-presentation. Correction of sacral subluxation may have a positive effect on all of these causes of dystocia.
At Restoration Chiropractic, we know that neurologically-based chiropractic care is a necessity for pregnant women to ensure a healthy pregnancy and birth. Care during pregnancy is vital to aid in the normal physiological function of both the mother and baby, not only during pregnancy but at delivery as well.
The nerves and blood vessels in the low back region regulate reproductive organs and supply nutrients to the fetus. If you feel as though you have exhausted all of your fertility options, chiropractic care may be the affordable and natural solution that you are searching for. When your spine is in alignment, your body will be free of nerve interference and this allows optimal function pre-conception and reduces chances of infertility.
Benefits prior to pregnancy include, but are not limited to:
Promotes regular menstrual cycles
May help optimize uterine function
Prepares body for healthy implantation
Ensures proper nerve supply to reproductive organs
Care During Pregnancy
Reduces interference to the mother’s nervous system, which coordinates all the systems and functions in her body
Helps to create a state of balance in the pelvic muscles, ligaments, and bony structures, which prepares the pelvis for an easier pregnancy and birth
Reduces torsion to the woman’s uterus by removing tension on the ligaments that support the uterus
Allows for a safer and easier birth for the mother, decreasing the potential for intervention such as inducement or C-section
Detection and prevention of fetal malposition (breech and transverse babies)
Reduction in pelvic and back pain as mom’s body grows with her growing baby
Many women don’t realize that there are options to correct several issues that they may be experiencing. Principled Chiropractic care throughout the duration of pregnancy not only relieves common complaints such as low back pain, but structurally aligns the pelvis for both mom and baby to be in perfect position for an optimal birth.
Benefits after pregnancy / Postpartum
More comfort while breastfeeding
Greater production of breast milk
Less incidence of postpartum depression
Provides optimal environment and nerve supply to mother’s body as she adapts from pregnancy and delivery