Some of the most frequently asked questions we get regarding pregnancy and chiropractic are, Is it safe? and How can it be beneficial?
First off, the techniques that we use in our office are extremely safe for all of our pregnant mommas! We have pregnancy pillows that allow mom to lay face down comfortably while getting adjusted. The techniques that we utilize in the office involve no twisting, cracking, or rotating of the spine, so rest assured, the adjustments you receive will be very gentle and patient friendly!
Secondly, Chiropractic is EXTREMELY beneficial during pregnancy! I am an ICPA certified Chiropractor, which means I specialize in a specific prenatal technique called The Webster Technique and have undergone rigorous courses specific to pediatric and prenatal chiropractic! The Webster Technique helps to better prepare the pelvis for delivery, by making sure the pelvic and sacral bones are aligned, as well as ensuring that the surrounding ligaments and muscles are balanced. This balance encourages optimal positioning of baby and supports a healthy, natural birth. Because of this, Chiropractic care helps decrease the chance of interventions used during birth such as forceps, vacuum extraction and cesarean section.
Throughout pregnancy, a large amount of stress is put on the female body and alters the normal bio-mechanics. Chiropractic care during pregnancy is vital to the normal physiological function of both mother and baby, whether this is your first pregnancy, or your tenth. You deserve to have a wonderful pregnancy that you can enjoy, and I truly look forward to meeting you and becoming a part of your pregnancy journey!