Chiropractic Care Through Pregnancy

pregnant woman on sofa seeking a chiropractor

Did you know, continuing or initiating chiropractic care during pregnancy is a safe and non-invasive way to manage pregnancy-related discomfort? Dr. Kelsey is Webster certified and has advanced training in caring for women through all stages of pregnancy with chiropractic care.

Chiropractic care supports the body’s normal physiology in its astounding preparation for labor and delivery by correcting spinal misalignments and balancing the pelvis. Chiropractic care during pregnancy can make for a more comfortable pregnancy as the body is better able to adapt to new stressors when the interference of the nervous system is removed. Many common pregnancy-related aches and pains are relieved or prevented under chiropractic care.

Benefits

  • Better Positioning
  • Less Discomfort
  • Drug-Free & Safe for Baby!
  • Easier Birth
  • Less Nausea
  • Improved Pelvic Floor Function

During pregnancy, a woman’s body undergoes major physical and hormonal changes. The most easily recognized physical change is the growing tummy and accompanied weight gain that shifts the woman’s center of gravity forward placing new biomechanical stressors through the joints of the spine, pelvis, and extremities.

Complex hormonal changes also begin to occur. The presence of relaxin enables the relaxation of ligaments and joints which aid the pelvis in accommodating the baby through the birth canal. All of these changes, of course, are physiologically necessary for the safe delivery of a baby, but can sometimes lead to discomfort for mom!

What is the Webster technique & how can it improve my labor?

It is an analysis and adjustment of the sacrum and pelvis specifically developed for pregnancy. The presence of a misaligned or subluxated sacrum may contribute to difficult labor, medically termed as dystocia. Dystocia has three causes: inadequate uterine function, inadequate contractions, and mal-positioning of the baby.

By correcting a subluxated sacrum with a chiropractic adjustment it may have a positive effect on all of the mentioned causes of difficult labor due to the sacrum’s relationship with the nervous system. As the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association states, the goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of subluxation and/or SI joint dysfunction. In so doing neuro-biomechanical function in the sacral/pelvic region is improved.

“Highly recommend! Kelsey is amazing! I’ve had back problems all my life and they only got worse with my pregnancy, she listened to me and adjusted me to make my pregnancy a better experience”.