During pregnancy, a woman's body undergoes a number of different changes to accommodate the growing baby. As the baby grows, a mother's center of gravity shifts to the front of her pelvis, resulting in added stress and discomfort in the lower back and pelvis.
Getting Chiropractic care during pregnancy can help with back pain, neck pain, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, and symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD) often associated with pregnancy. Women who utilize Chiropractic care during pregnancy report a 25% reduction in labor time for first time mothers and a 31% reduction for mothers with multiple children.
Yes, Chiropractic treatment during pregnancy is safe and gentle. All Chiropractors are taught to treat pregnant women and children in school; but, Dr. Katie has taken additional training to treat pregnant women through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and is Webster Certified.
The Webster Technique consists of a Chiropractic evaluation of the sacroiliac joint. Adjustments are performed to ensure proper motion in the joints between the sacrum and the ilium (hips). Massage and stretching the attachment points of the uterine ligaments on the abdominal wall is also performed. The technique operates on the premise that this combination of adjustments and soft tissue work serve to normalize the tension of the uterine ligaments on the uterus itself and result in the reduction of intrauterine constraint.
When your pelvis is moving properly and tension is removed from the uterus, conditions are ideal for a quick labor and delivery!
Webster Technique can benefit mother and baby at any stage of pregnancy. It is never too early or too late to add Chiropractic care to your birth plan. At Achieve Chiropractic Care, we want to help you have the birth you want; whether it is a home water birth or a scheduled cesearian.
The short answer is no. This technique does NOT spin babies. However, the technique is designed to optimize uterine conditions so that the baby can comfortably turn head down on its own.
There is never a wrong time to start Chiropractic care. Treatment is safe at all stages of pregnancy but the sooner you start care, the sooner you'll get relief!
No, some therapies have not been tested on pregnant women or might be contraindicated by pregnancy. Please let the doctor know if you become pregnant so that these therapies can be avoided.