Chiropractic Care for Pregnancy and Fertility Issues
As a chiropractor and mom, I know how important health and wellness is for pregnancy. It is necessary for fertility, as well as growing a new baby in your womb. Chiropractic care is an essential part of creating a healthy environment to conceive and grow a baby.
At Vital Chiropractic, we are specifically trained in taking care of women during this delicate yet powerful time. We do not replace your obstetric or prenatal care, but instead enhance your health and wellness so you can enjoy and thrive during this time. Chiropractic care has been shown to help women not only feel better and more comfortable during pregnancy, but can also help you reduce labor times by ensuring proper pelvic alignment and muscular function. During pregnancy, there are many changes taking place within the body that chiropractic care can help address and ease the transition. The following changes can put stress and strain on the spine and connecting tissues:
- Growing abdomen and increase in the lordotic curve of your back. This can create a sway back type of posture.
- Pelvis changes from the relaxin hormone and shift in weight.
- Postural adaptations throughout the spine as these changes occur
When this occurs, there is added stress to the neurological system that can create dis-ease throughout the body and affect the growing baby as well.
At our office you will find tables and techniques that are comfortable and effective for your changing body. We also are Webster Technique certified. The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/sacro-iliac joint dysfunction. In doing so, neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is improved. Many women seek out the Webster Technique to ensure that their body is in balance, the baby is able to be in an optimum position and the uterus will be most effective during labor. Women can benefit from the Webster Technique from preconception throughout their pregnancy.
For women that are experiencing difficulty conceiving, chiropractic care can help in creating a healthy environment in the mother. This can be done by creating a healthier neurological system through adjustments, as well as providing advice on nutrition and supplementation.
We also have a large network of prenatal and postnatal providers to make your transition into motherhood smooth and enjoyable. We work with doulas, midwives, La Leche League leaders and others to provide you with support and care. Motherhood is a precious gift but also hard work. We are here to help you find your way and support you in this life changing time.
Chiropractic care during pregnancy is very safe and effective, especially when performed by a highly trained doctor of chiropractic such as those at Vital Chiropractic.