Bringing new life into this world is a magical experience. Pregnancy can be gone before you know it and you are soon welcoming your new little baby into the world! Pregnancy can be a challenging process on a woman's body as you go through all the many hormonal and bodily changes.
Seeing a Chiropractor during your pregnancy can help correct imbalances and shifts that occur as your belly and pelvis expands and grows to make room for your little one. Chiropractors work with the body's ability to adapt and function the way it is designed to. Chiropractic adjustments can help to correct the alignment of your spine and pelvis to optimize your baby's growth and development. When the pelvis is misaligned, it may reduce the amount of room for your baby as it is developing. Seeing a Chiropractor during your pregnancy can ensure balance and proper spinal alignment so that your baby can comfortably assume the best possible position for birth.
Sometimes women experience discomfort, pain, and swelling during their pregnancy. There are safe, effective, and gentle treatments available that can help alleviate this discomfort so that your experience is the best it can be!
The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment used in pregnancy which reduces nerve system stress and improves pelvis neuro-biomechanical function. Its purpose is to detect and correct sacral subluxation and sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Sacral dysfunction can contribute to a difficult labour (dystocia) and thus correcting this and balancing the pelvis may allow for a safer, easier birth. - Jeanne Ohm, DC
Potential Benefits in the mother:
Potential Benefits to the infant:
Make an appointment today and have your general health assessed. Even if you are not feeling discomfort, imbalances in your growing pelvis may be present that can be corrected. You can also learn about safe and unsafe exercises and positions as well as nutritional recommendations to help you along your journey.
Children of all ages have musculoskeletal disorders and pain. Scientific research shows that early treatment and therapy can lead to improved long-term outcomes in your child's health and physical activity skills (Wrotnink BH et al. Pediatrics 2006).
Labour and delivery can be a tough process, there are a lot of forces and pressures being exerted onto your baby as it enters into the world. This can sometimes be difficult and traumatic for the baby especially if medical interventions, such as forceps, are used to assist in the delivery. Many injuries, such as muscle or joint injuries, can occur during the delivery.
Did you know that infants can feel pain just like adults can? The only difference is that they communicate this quite differently then we do. This can show up as excessive unexplained crying, early cessation of breastfeeding, inability to rotate their neck equally side to side, or not being able to sleep comfortably on their back.
Similar to adults, there are very safe, gentle, and effective Chiropractic treatments for infants and young children that can help remove spinal fixations and muscle imbalances.
Book an Initial Pediatric Chiropractic appointment today to have your infant's health assessed. The initial appointment will usually take 45 mins with subsequent visits usually only 15 mins in duration.
Websites for Parents: Public Education
Spinning Babies: www.spinningbabies.com
ICPA public education site: www.icpa4kids.org
Makin' Miracles: Connecting Kids & Chiropractic: www.makinmiracles.com
DR. ROMANA SCHMIDT
Low Back Pain
Pubic Symphysis pain
Nerve Entrapments due to swelling
Mid-back pain (compressed ribs)
Fussy babies & colic
PREGNANCY & CHIROPRACTIC CARE