Pregnancy is one of the most amazing things a woman can experience. The opportunity to pass on life is exciting, but oftentimes concerns and/or fears regarding the health of the mother and baby become overwhelming. At HOPE Chiropractic, Dr. Marjorie and Dr. Bryan are dedicated to helping women have the best experience possible with the greatest health outcomes for both mother and baby.
Chiropractic care is important during prenatal care for several reasons:
- The spine and nervous system are intimately related. The nervous system controls and coordinates everything in the body, including the development of the growing baby. When the bones in the spine misalign, they reduce the effectiveness and efficiency of the nerves that control everything. Imagine what would happen if the nerves going to the uterus were functioning at less than an optimal state. Would you be ok with your baby receiving less than everything it needed? Of course not. Chiropractors help restore normal function to the nervous system by restoring normal spinal function.
- Proper alignment of the pelvis is essential for normal positioning of the baby and an easier delivery. Any misalignment of the pelvis can create torsion in the uterus, contributing to in-utero constraint, which prevents the baby from moving freely. If the baby can’t get into the ideal position, labor is more difficult and less likely to result in a natural delivery. Webster Technique is a specialized chiropractic technique used to restore normal function of the pelvis so the baby can get into the ideal position for birth. Both Dr. Marjorie and Dr. Bryan are certified in the Webster Technique.
- Many women use chiropractic during their pregnancy to improve their health and birthing experience. Benefits can include shorter labors, less pain, less interventions, and increased satisfaction with overall birthing experience while under chiropractic care.
Following birth, it is important to have your baby checked by a chiropractor to determine if stress from the birthing process caused any misalignments in baby’s spine. Chiropractors have successfully helped children with ear infections, colic, bedwetting, respiratory difficulties, asthma, allergies, learning disabilities, and other problems. Chiropractic is a safe and natural option for infants and children.
The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association website is a great resource, filled with research and articles that further explain the important role chiropractic plays in prenatal care.
“Regular adjustments can make pregnancy less stressful and delivery less uncomfortable. Chiropractic care can continue safely until the day of delivery.”
– Dr. Larry Webster, founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association