Chiropractic Care Is Important During Pregnancy
When your body goes through the various stages of pregnancy and labor, your spine is subjected to an extreme amount of stress. This puts extra strain on the mother and causes discomfort. It is because of this that a change in the nervous system might occur. These structural changes can affect the nerves and the spinal cord making the normal communication of information between the brain and the body disrupted. This can lead to injury, pain and discomfort. Your doctor can adjust your spine and extremities to help the body feel relaxed and help subside pain or soreness.
The Importance of Spinal & Posture Analysis at Wilson Family Chiropractic
Back pain, neck pain and other physical ailments often originate in the spine. During your pregnancy, taking this initial step will help to formulate a specific solution to target the problem areas at every stage. These screenings can reveal important information regarding a person’s overall heath and provide a base for an effective course of action during every stage of your pregnancy.
At Wilson Family Chiropractic, the chiropractors have been trained to work with pregnant women and use techniques that avoid unneeded pressure on the abdomen. Dr. Katherine is certified in Webster technique and spinning babies. If needed, she can also provide you with exercises and stretches that are safe to use during pregnancy.
The following changes can result in a misaligned spine or joints that happen during pregnancy:
- Protruding abdomen and increased back curve
- Pelvic changes
- Postural adaptations
- Shift in the center of gravity
- Expansion of uterus and ascent into abdominal cavity causing pressure on the spine
Pelvic Balance for an Easier Pregnancy using the Webster and Spinning Babies Technique
Establishing pelvic balance and alignment is another 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 restriction is called intrauterine constraint.
A misaligned pelvis can sometimes make it difficult for the baby to get into the correct position. Abnormal positions, such as breech and posterior positions can interfere with the natural ease of labor and may lead to interventions, such as having a c-section. Chiropractic care potentially allows for an easier delivery. Chiropractic care can aid with the ability to have a natural, non-invasive birth. Keeping the spine aligned helps the body work more effectively during a pregnancy.
First let me say… All chiropractors are not the same!!! It is not easy to find a practice that treats your whole person and family. We are a family of organic foodies who grow our own veggies..not quite tre e huggers but really close. Even with good nutrition and a pretty healthy lifestyle, we’d had challenges conceiving. Drs. Jake and Katherine provided more than adjustments and xrays, they educated us on how to care for our spine and why it’s important during pregnancy. So long awesome story short and 2 kids later, we couldn’t be happier with our doctors. We’ve even taken our babies since birth and their pediatricians remark how alert and responsive they are, not to mention healthy (never ever had flus, stomach viruses, or ear infections). If you are looking for a family centric practice definitely go here – you will be in great hands.