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!


WEBSTER'S TECHNIQUE 

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:

  • prepares the pelvis for an easier pregnancy and birth by creating a state of balance in pelvic bony structures, muscles, and ligaments
  • removes torsion of the ligaments that support the uterus 
  • redues interference of the mother's nervous system 
  • by improving maternal function we are decreasing the potential for unnecessary intervention


Potential Benefits to the infant:​

  • reducing interference to the mother's nerve system allowing for better baby development 
  • pelvic balance allows the baby greater room to develop without restrictions to its forming cranium, spine, and other skeletal structures
  • offers the baby the room to move into the best possible position for birth
  • With proper fetal positioning, there is a significant decrease in dystocia (abnormal labour or childbirth) and the resulting birth trauma caused by intervention (Dr. Jeanne Ohm, DC)


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.



INFANT CARE

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

Pregnancy & Chiropractic

Low Back Pain

Pelvic Pain

Pubic Symphysis pain

Nerve Entrapments due to swelling

​Sciatica

Piriformis Syndrome

Mid-back pain (compressed ribs)

​Headaches

EXPECTING MOMS

Fussy babies & colic

Digestive Complaints

Congenital Torticollis

Constipation

Ear Infections

Nursing Difficulties

​Difficulty sleeping

INFANTS

PREGNANCY & CHIROPRACTIC CARE​