During pregnancy, gentle chiropractic care is a safe and important treatment as your body goes through many changes and prepares for delivery.
Morning sickness, sciatica, mid or low back pain, groin pain, and symphysis pubis dysfunction are all common problems that chiropractic care can help lessen or alleviate during pregnancy so you can get back to enjoying this amazing time.
After pregnancy, chiropractic care can help with realigning your pelvis after delivery, relieving midback pain from breastfeeding your little, relieving discomfort from your menstrual cycles, and much more.
Our providers are certified in Webster Technique, a specialty for working with pelvic balance in pregnancy which allows you and your baby to be more comfortable throughout pregnancy.
Webster Technique has been shown to create conditions for a safer and easier birth for both mom and baby. By releasing soft tissue tension in the pelvis, sacrum, lower back, and gluteal muscles, your body will be able to more comfortably adjust to all the needs of your body while growing a little.
As your baby grows, your organs need to move up to create room. Chiropractic care paired with Webster Technique ensures that:
What is a chiropractic session experience like during pregnancy?
When you come in for your session, you’ll first receive an exam from your provider to determine how your system is moving (or not moving).
Then you’ll lie facedown with a pregnancy pillow – this is often the most exciting part, as you get to lie down comfortably face-down!
Here, we’ll do a gentle adjustment of your sacrum to put proper motion back into the joint. There’s no twisting or popping, but instead we use an instrument called an activator that feels and sounds like a click. After the gentle adjustment, you’ll move your hips like you’re walking up a ladder to help release your sacrum.
The next stop is to lie down face up, where we’ll do a broad ligament release.
Your doctor will locate a tender point at the bottom of your uterus where your ligaments come together to support the weight of your baby, water, and placenta. We’ll make sure that those ligaments are balanced so you don’t have any tender points.
Your provider may also add some Dynamic Body Balancing (DBB) techniques to assist in the balancing of the muscles and connective tissue of your body. DBB can look like:
After the baby is born, there can be aches and pains associated with breastfeeding, carrying your baby, lifting the car seat, neck tension, and low back discomfort.
Our doctors are also providers for the care of newborns and children, offering safe, gentle chiropractic care for children of all ages.
Being a healthy woman in the world today means guiding your body through many different phases in your life.
Supporting your health with regular chiropractic care can help at every step along the way.
General and supportive chiropractic care can adjust the aches and pains of everyday life including: