Chiropractic for Pregnancy in Forestville?
Chiropractic care in pregnancy is vital to the normal physiological function of both the mother and baby throughout pregnancy and birth. More women and birth providers are discovering the many benefits associated with chiropractic care in pregnancy and recognize this area of expertise. The webster breech technique is specifically focused on the pelvis and sacrum, as well as the muscles and ligaments in and around these areas addressing misalignments (also called subluxations) to make more room in the pelvis.
Along with addressing breech presentation, the Webster technique may ease:
- leg pain/ tightness
- back pain
- birth canal issues (narrow space, for example)
Data suggests that if you have regular Webster technique adjustments, you may be less likely to have a C-section delivery and - therefore - may avoid the risks associated with surgical birth. This technique has a success rate of 82% for resolving breech presentation in the eighth month of pregnancy.
That said, the protocol recommends that you seek care throughout your whole pregnancy, as the hormone relaxin in your system may not allow adjustments to hold as long as they would outside of pregnancy. You may seek care throughout your entire pregnancy (preventative) or anytime you have a specific issue (intervention).
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Doulas are also great advocates to help you find local resources and guided information about your pregnancy, birth and postpartum care.
Chiropractic treatment for pregnancy can be an outstanding source of relief for back pain. Many women also comment that the birthing process was easier after having undergone chiropractic treatments. The following article takes a more in-depth look at the discomfort caused by pregnancy and explains exactly how chiropractic treatment can help.
Prenatal Chiropractic in Forestville
The nerves that travel to all other parts of the body have their origin in the spine. When the spine is compressed, these nerves can become irritated causing the pain to radiate to other areas of the body. Sciatica is a condition commonly stimulated by pregnancy, involving pain that radiates from the lower back all the way down the legs.
If a previous issue exists with the alignment of the spine, and there has been a history of lower back problems, pregnancy will often aggravate the condition. Pregnancy can cause the spine to become misaligned to the point that it does not simply go back into place once the pregnancy is complete. This can make the tasks that become necessary once the child is born, such as carrying a baby on your front or back, breast-feeding, and bending over to lift and pick things up, painfully difficult.
Prenatal Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic practitioners can provide safe and effective personalized care throughout your pregnancy and in the postpartum period. A thorough examination will determine the best treatment to address your discomfort and prepare the body for the height of pregnancy and childbirth. There are specialized adjustment methods to accommodate pregnancy. These treatments may reduce the need for pain medications throughout the delivery as well as help to reduce labor time. Follow up treatments can assist in realigning the body after the pregnancy and speed up the transition to a healthy post-pregnancy body.
If you are curious about how chiropractic can help you with your pregnancy call our team at Forestville Chiropractic, P.C. today. We are here to help.
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