Pregnancy can be the most exhilarating and enjoyable time during a women’s life. However, that is not the experience of many women. Pregnancy comes with many body changes that can lead to pain, discomfort, unease, and even anxiety. Having a Webster certified chiropractor as part of your prenatal care team can make a significant difference in the outcome of pregnancy for both mom and baby.
As the body changes, the spine, muscles, and ligaments have to adapt which can cause misalignments. The chiropractor’s role during pregnancy is to find and remove misalignments in the spine and pelvis that may compromise nerve function. A misalignment in the low back can cause back pain, sciatic pain, discomfort, and other issues. A chiropractor trained in the Webster Technique knows how to specifically assess and gently adjust the low back to restore proper biomechanics and neurological function. The Webster Technique has become well known by many birth professionals because of the ancillary effect on the baby’s position.
Neck misalignments during pregnancy can also cause problems including, pain, headaches, and hand numbness. Some women fear going to a chiropractor during pregnancy. At this office there is no twisting, cracking, or popping. Gentle techniques are utilized to remove pressure and nerve irritation allowing the body’s innate healing.
Many women look forward to getting adjusted during pregnancy and feel that they finally can relax. This office provides pregnancy pillows to make adjusting and lying down comfortable. Many women report a sense of ease during and after adjustments.
Chiropractic is not just beneficial for pain relief. Women say that it also makes a big difference emotionally. Some women feel anxious about many things surrounding pregnancy. Being in pain can lead to anxiety about how you may feel giving birth, or after. Feeling relief from symptoms can significantly reduce stress and positively impact the mind-body connection during pregnancy and beyond.