Your body, your baby. Chiropractic is here to help with your Pregnancy.
If you are pregnant, one of the best things you can do is see a doctor of chiropractic. During chiropractor’s training, they learn safe ways to care for the pregnant patient. Many extra hours of class are also available that our chiropractors have taken. Chiropractic care provides so many things a pregnant body needs: a flexible and balanced spine, hips and pelvis; internal organs without postural stress and freedom from nerve stress—all essential for a healthy pregnancy and delivery.
Along with a better diet, exercise and avoiding drugs, alcohol and cigarettes, chiropractic should be an essential part of a pregnant woman’s healthcare.
What does a doctor of chiropractic do.
A pregnant women needs to have her body as healthy and strong as possible in order to handle the rigors of pregnancy and child birth. Chiropractic care can help ensure that all body systems function properly, especially the reproductive system which includes the uterus, ovaries and related organs and structures so essential for a healthy pregnancy. Your chiropractor will examine your body for distortions known as subluxations that cause nerve stress. If your chiropractor finds subluxations in your body they will correct them with a chiropractic adjustment.
Can chiropractic help?
Chiropractic care may help maintain pregnancy, control vomiting, deliver full-term infants with ease and produce healthier infants. Chiropractic has demonstrated success with back pain, premature contractions and back labor.
Practitioners have observed: Manipulation can be of great value in normalizing the body functions of women with problems of pregnancy such as toxemia. Manipulative therapy shortens labor by 50 to 60% and lessons medication requirement by at least 50%. Finally, postpartum depression is a rarity in patients receiving manipulative therapy.
Here we have learned the Wester Technique. The Webster Technique safely helps turn the baby. First mom’s sacrum is adjusted. Secondly soft tissue work to a few pelvic muscles. Third some stretching of muscles. Lastly the round ligament of the uterus is trigger point. This gives baby room to turn.
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