During Pregancy it is important to receive chiropractic care as the body becomes misaligned due to a shift in the center of gravity of the body and shorten labor.
Visiting a prenatal chiropractor prepares the pelvis for an easier pregnancy and birth by creating a state of balance in the bony pelvis, muscles and ligaments. Proper pelvic alignment allows for a faster labor, with less chance of awkward fetal positioning.
One study showed that women who were adjusted during pregnancy had 25% shorter labors than women who were not. This percentage went up to 36% in women who were delivering their second or third babies.
Throughout pregnancy, a woman’s center of gravity changes from day to day, as the belly grows and the spinal curves shift. Many women look for alternatives to pain medications and drugs during pregnancy. Pre natal chiropractic care is a safe and natural alternative for pain relief.
Of course after the baby is born it is important to make a post partum appointment as well.
Webster Technique for Breeched Babies
A breeched baby does not mean an automatic c-section. Webster technique is a safe and gentle adjustment which removes constraint and usually allows the baby to turn to a head down position. . It is a specific technique to eliminate subluxation in the sacrum and allow the sacral nerves to function properly as well as allowing the pelvis to move properly. When moms visit the office for Webster technique, they often notice that a lot of their other pregnancy discomforts disappear as well.