Pregnancy Chiropractic Care
At Proactive Health & Wellness, we understand that the health of a pregnant woman is vitally important because the care we offer affects both Mom and Child. We are a Webster's Certified office and have extrensive training in the proper care and treatment of an expecting mom. Proper nervous system and spinal function are crucial to the development of a baby and essential to the well-being and comfort of the mom. The effects of chiropractic care during pregnancy are far-reaching and extend way beyond treating pain.
By ensuring that the pelvis and spine are in proper alignment and motion, chiropractic care helps to make sure that the developing baby has plenty of room to grow within the womb. By maintaining this proper alignment and movement throughout pregnancy, chiropractic care can also improve the ability of the expecting mother to have a safe birth process. That is something that is extremely vital to the health of both a mom and her baby.
How does chiropractic help moms-to-be feel more comfortable during pregnancy?
By adjusting your spine, your chiropractor can help relieve nerve pressure and muscle strain. As a result, you can have less muscle pain and referred pain to the extremities. Pregnancy chiropractic care also helps to alleviate back pain, neck pain and extremity pain without painkillers (which could be dangerous to your growing baby).
What are some of the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy?
While chiropractic effectively addresses prenatal aches and pains, it also allows your body to communicate with itself more effectively through the improvement of nerve function. These improvements can optimize your (and your baby’s) overall health, helping to manage swelling, morning sickness, hormonal swings, and other prenatal side effects as well. You may even enjoy an easier, quicker labor period.
What is the Webster Technique?
This adjusting method focuses on pelvic alignment issues, particularly around the SI (sacroiliac joint), that might otherwise prevent the fetus from turning in the womb for a normal head-down delivery. This technique could help decrease the need for a C-section. Dr Reinhart is certified in the Webster Technique.
Is chiropractic care during pregnancy safe for the baby?
Yes; it’s very safe! Our chiropractors use safe and gentle techniques assuring your comfort during every adjustment. We also feature special tables that allow you to rest comfortably through your session, even as your belly grows larger. You may it comfortable to ask for nap on it after!
At what point in my pregnancy should I begin chiropractic care?
While you can start care at any time during your pregnancy, we encourage you to come in as soon as you know you’re pregnant. But even if you don’t begin chiropractic care until later in your pregnancy, you still can experience benefits.