Hormonal and gravitational changes during pregnancy can create structural misalignments in the spine that may lead to unwanted symptoms for mom, interfere with the positioning of baby, and decrease the nerve supply going to the growing child. Our goal is to ensure proper spinal alignment so that mom and baby are able to function properly, and have the best pregnancy, delivery, and birth possible!
Blossom Family Chiropractic strives to help expecting moms have their ideal pregnancy and birth! Dr. Savy has received advanced training through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) in the care of pregnant and post-partum women, and is Webster Certified.
Why Does Chiropractic Help Pregnant Women?
The nervous system controls and coordinates every function in the body, including the development of the growing baby. When structural misalignments (subluxations) occur, the efficiency of the nervous system decreases. For instance, if a vertebrae in the spine misaligns and places pressure onto the nerve going into the uterus, the baby will not receive the proper nerve flow to grow and develop optimally. In order to have the healthiest pregnancy possible, the master control system needs to be working at 100%. Our office restores normal function to the nervous system by correcting any structural misalignments so that mom can have the healthiest pregnancy possible.
Proper structural alignment of the pelvis is crucial for normal positioning of the baby. Any structural misalignments in the pelvis can create torsion of the uterus, known as intra-uterine constraint. Intra-uterine constraint prevents the baby from moving freely, which affects the baby’s ability to position itself ideally for birth, and can make labor more challenging. Dr. Savy is certified in the Webster Technique (also known as the “Webster Breech Turning Technique”) which is specifically designed to balance the pelvis and reduce intra-uterine constraint.
Thousands of women use chiropractic care during their pregnancy to improve their health and birth experience. Research shows that many women who are under chiropractic care benefit from shorter labors, less pain, less interventions, and a better overall birth experience.
Potential Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
- Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
- Controlling symptoms of nausea
- Relieving back pain, neck pain, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, joint pain, and pelvic discomfort
- Reducing the time of labor and delivery
- Promoting optimal position for baby
- Reducing the likelihood of interventions during delivery
- Improving posture and spinal biomechanics
Our office is committed to providing the best chiropractic care during your pregnancy so you can function optimally. If you have any questions regarding pregnancy and chiropractic, please reach out to us!