PRE & POST NATAL CARE
Chiropractic can help make pregnancy more comfortable, more enjoyable, and prepare the body for an easier, safer birth.
How can Chiropractic benefit a pregnant mama?
Chiropractic is concerned with the structural relationship between the spine, pelvis, and nervous system. During pregnancy a woman’s body undergoes dramatic changes, both structurally, chemically (hormones), and emotionally. Chiropractic can help make pregnancy more comfortable, more enjoyable, and prepare the body for an easier, safer birth.
The body experiences very rapid change during pregnancy (increased weight gain, change in posture, and hormones which relax stabilizing ligaments). The changes are vital for growth and arrival of baby, but they can also interfere with other areas of life. Common secondary conditions from this shift include aches and pain (low back, sciatica, pubic bone, tailbone, etc.), digestive disorders (reflux, heartburn, constipation, etc.), overall wellness (fatigue, sleep, emotional swings, etc.), and even disruptions of normal birth (baby’s position, onset or progression of birth).
Chiropractic care is a gentle, non-invasive approach to correcting and stabilizing the spine and pelvis. Completely safe throughout pregnancy, chiropractic care helps the body work better and ultimately, improve quality of life and potentially birth outcomes. We have hundreds of patients tell us chiropractic made their pregnancy more enjoyable and their birth shorter and easier.
"84 percent of women report relief of back pain during pregnancy with Chiropractic care."
After baby arrives, chiropractic is used to help the body recover and adapt to the new physical and emotional challenges of motherhood.
Most of our moms also get baby checked to determine if chiropractic can help with development and challenges like breastfeeding, digestion, comfort, sleep, and immune function.
A specialized approach to chiropractic adjusting for pregnant women.
Chiropractic care is an essential part of a team-based approach to healthy birthing strategies. When performed by a trained doctor of chiropractic like Dr. Tremayne, Webster technique – a specialized approach to chiropractic adjusting for pregnant women – is extraordinarily effective in reducing back pain, maintaining pelvic floor symmetry and stability and, in some cases, reducing labor times.
A Webster-certified chiropractor is a particularly vital team player in any home-birth strategy. Furthermore, chiropractic care is a trusted and highly recommended approach to postpartum care and may be particularly helpful in addressing breastfeeding challenges.
As such, we believe that pregnant mothers who have access to chiropractic care in addition to midwifery, doula services and other holistic birthing education strategies early and often throughout their pregnancies are significantly more likely to follow their birth plans, reduce the need for medical intervention and deliver healthier babies.