TREATMENT DURING PREGNANCY
Chiropractic care benefits all aspects of your body’s ability to be healthy. This is accomplished by working with the nervous system–the conduit of intelligence between your brain and body.
Chiropractic Care during Pregnancy
Because of the effect the chiropractic adjustment has on all body functions, pregnant mothers should have their spines checked regularly throughout pregnancy, allowing for safer, easier deliveries and optimized health benefits for both the mother and baby.
Doctors of Chiropractic work to correct subluxations (misalignment) of the individual spinal bones because these bones put pressure on the spinal cord and the spinal nerves. This causes malfunction in any part of the body and an imbalance in surrounding muscles and ligaments.
What is it?
Tightening and torsion of specific pelvic muscles and ligaments producing uterine constraint that prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the vertex position.
How to correct it
The Webster Technique
- specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment
- reduces interference to the nerve system
- facilitates balance in the pelvic and abdominal muscles & ligaments
- reduces constraint to the woman’s uterus
- allows the baby to get into the best possible position for birth
Dr. Larry Webster, Founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association discovered this technique as a safe means to restore proper pelvic balance and function for pregnant mothers. In expectant mothers presenting breech, there has been high reported success rate of the baby turning to the normal vertex position.
Any position of the baby other than vertex may indicate the presence of sacral subluxation. It is strongly recommended that this specific analysis and adjustment of the sacrum be used throughout pregnancy to detect imbalance and prevent intrauterine constraint.