Chiropractic and Pregnancy
A woman’s body goes through a lot of changes during pregnancy. From hormonal changes, physical fatigue, to musculoskeletal soreness and back pain. Low back pain is a very common complaint for pregnant women and you are not alone! Find out how a Chiropractor may be able to help you during your pregnancy!
Chiropractors work with the body’s ability to adapt and function the way it is designed to. Chiropractic care in pregnancy is vital to the normal physiological function of both the mother and baby in pregnancy and birth. Here are the potential benefits:
In the mother:
Prepares the pelvis for an easier pregnancy and birth by creating a state of balance in pelvic bony structures, muscles and ligaments.
Removes torsion of the ligaments that support the uterus thus potentially reducing aberrant tension to the woman’s uterus.
Reduces interference to the mother’s vital nerve system which controls and co-ordinates all of her systems and functions.
By improving maternal function we are decreasing the potential for unnecessary intervention (i.e. surgery).
To the infant:
Reduces interference to the mother’s nerve system allowing for better baby development.
Pelvic balance allows the baby greater room to develop without restrictions to its forming cranium, spine and other skeletal structures.
Offers the baby the room to move into the best possible position for birth. With proper baby positioning, there is a significant decrease in dystocia (difficult birth) and the resulting birth trauma caused by intervention.
What does this all mean?
Chiropractic care can help you during pregnancy to alleviate any aches and pain, especially low back pain, AND it is safe for the baby and mother.
Webster Technique: The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment which reduces nerve system stress, and improves pelvic neuro biomechanical function. Its purpose is to detect and correct Sacral Subluxation and S/I joint dysfunction.
Dr. Larry Webster, founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association developed this adjustment as a safe means to restore proper pelvic balance and function. It was developed to restore normal physiological function of the mother and improve her comfort throughout pregnancy in preparation for a safer, easier birth.
This specific sacral analysis and adjustment be used throughout pregnancy to detect and alleviate sacral imbalance and optimize pelvic neuro-biomechanics. Because of the particular female adaptations from the increase of hormones, weight gain and postural adaptations, pregnant mothers have a greater chance of sacral restriction and neuro-biomechanical imbalance than the general population. Additionally, because of the effect the chiropractic adjustment has on all body functions by reducing nerve system stress, pregnant mothers should have their spines checked regularly throughout pregnancy, optimizing health benefits for both the mother and baby.
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To read research about this technique visit: www.icpa4kids.org/Chiropractic-Research/Webster-Technique