Prenatal Chiropractic Care
How can Chiropractic Care Support my Pregnancy?
Physiological and endocrinological changes occur during pregnancy when creating the environment for the developing baby.
Some physical changes that can result in a misaligned spine or joints:
- Protruding abdomen and increased back curve
- Pelvic changes
- Postural adaptations
- Change in gait
Establishing pelvic balance and alignment is a big reason to have regular chiropractic care during pregnancy. When the pelvis is misaligned it can reduce the amount of room available for the developing baby. This restriction is called intrauterine constraint.
Prenatal Chiropractic care supports optimal fetal positioning
If the baby assumes a breech or posterior position, the mother’s ability to have a non-invasive birth is lessened.
Signs that you Could Benefit from Prenatal Chiropractic Care:
- Pelvic pain
- Rib pain
- Round ligament pain
- Pubic Symphysis Dysfunction
- Baby is in breech presentation
Dr. Devanni Pearson has advanced training in the Webster Technique from the ICPA.
The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/ SI joint dysfunction. In doing so, neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is facilitated.
Sacral subluxation may contribute to difficult labor for the mother (i.e., dystocia), caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby mal-presentation. Correction of sacral subluxation may have a positive effect on all of these causes of dystocia.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy:
- Healthier pregnancy
- Ease symptoms of nausea
- Reduce the time of labor and delivery
- Relieve back, neck, TMJ or other joint pain
- Supports vaginal birth through pelvic alignment and optimal fetal positioning