Pregnancy and Postpartum Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic treatment during pregnancy has a variety of benefits, but some of the most common conditions that can be improved through regular chiropractic treatments during pregnancy include: low back pain, sciatic nerve pain, sacroiliac joint pain, pubic symphysis pain and round ligament pain.
Millions of expectant mothers turn to chiropractic treatment for its natural, safe, and drug-free approach to prevent and relieve pain for a healthier, happier pregnancy. The benefits of chiropractic treatments during pregnancy typically far outweigh the risks, but it is important to understand everything about it before undergoing treatment.
In addition to the obvious benefits of chiropractic treatment such as relieving lower back, neck, or joint pain, chiropractic treatments have been shown to significantly improve the quality of life for pregnant women.
Some of the benefits of chiropractic treatments during pregnancy include controlling nausea, controlling urinary incontinence, aligning the pelvis for an easier delivery, alleviating sciatic nerve pain, reducing labor and delivery time, and prevention of potential cesarean delivery.
When it comes to pregnancy and chiropractic treatment, you should be familiar with the Webster technique. This technique is a specific type of chiropractic analysis and adjustment that works to correct pelvic and sacral misalignment. The goal of the technique is to help facilitate an easier, faster labor and delivery, but also creates more room in the pelvis. Ideally a baby should be head down and rear-facing during delivery, but a baby who is breech, or head first, may result in a more complicated birthing process or even cesarean delivery. The Webster technique can help ensure your baby is in the optimal position to start labor.