Pregnancy is a beautiful time in a woman’s life. It is also a time of many changes and challenges. Physically, mom’s belly is growing and her center of gravity is changing. Along with mom’s ligaments relaxing due to hormones, this can be very challenging and lead to pain and discomfort as the pregnancy progresses. It can be extra painful if mom has had previous pelvic or spinal stresses. Pelvic and spinal injuries and stresses make the pelvis uneven which makes the uterus uneven. This can confine the baby while it’s growing and make it more difficult to get the little one out.
Chiropractic care has been shown to reduce discomfort during pregnancy, reduce labor times, and reduce the incidence of labor interventions (Pitocin, c-section, etc), therefore reducing stress and injury to the baby at birth. It is also essential throughout pregnancy because two bodies are now relying on mom’s systems and organs. One of those is developing every organ it will need to have life, so mom’s optimal function is critical for in order for baby to develop and be born healthy. Chiropractic works by optimizing brain and nerve function, so both mom and baby can enjoy the best health potential.
One of our chiropractic innovators, Dr. Larry Webster specialized in pregnancy and pediatric care and developed many techniques for adjusting pregnant moms. His most famous is the Webster technique which he designed to align the pelvis and reduce stress on the uterine ligaments. This allows for optimal space for the baby to grow and move and has been known to allow breech babies to turn and be born head first.
At Clear Connection Chiropractic, Dr. Davidson specializes in the kind of gentle care that is very safe and comfortable for mom and baby. Studies have shown that women receiving chiropractic care throughout their first pregnancy had 24% shorter labor times than the group which was not adjusted, and multiparous subjects reported 39% shorter labor times. In addition, 84% of women report relief of back pain during pregnancy with regular chiropractic care. We can’t wait to give you the best care possible.