Let’s face it… mom is the backbone upon which all other family members rely for support. Taking care of your own health is vital to your family’s health & wellness. Chiropractic care is essential for the pregnant mother as her systems and organs are now providing for two and their optimal function is critical for a healthy pregnancy and birth.
Prenatal & Postpartum Services
The mother's spine and pelvis undergo many changes and adaptations to compensate for the growing baby. The average weight gain of 25-35 pounds, combined with the stress placed on a woman’s body by the baby, can result in significant discomfort. Studies show that up to 80% of women will experience back pain during their pregnancies. Regular chiropractic care during pregnancy can decrease and even prevent the common aches and pains that go along with pregnancy:
- Low back pain
- Mid back and rib pain
- Pubic symphysis pain and dysfunction
- Hip Pain
- Discomfort in arms and legs
Visits to your prenatal chiropractor prepares the pelvis for an easier pregnancy and birth. 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.
Prenatal Chiropractic - Webster Technique
Dr. Carolyn underwent post-doctoral training and is a certified Webster Practitioner. The Webster Technique is a specific, light force chiropractic adjustment to balance pelvic muscles and ligaments to remove undue tension to the uterus. Read more here.
Soft Tissue Therapy/Massage