Are you pregnant or thinking about it? Are you looking for a supportive natural care that trusts your body during pregnancy and childbirth? Do you want to have a birth that is comfortable, safe and free of unnecessary medical intervention? Chiropractic may be the answer.
As a mother of three and a chiropractor for 30 years, I have taken care of many women throughout their pregnancies and it happens to be the most wonderful time for a woman to receive chiropractic. I can’t imagine having gone through my pregnancies without Chiropractic care. I loved being pregnant and I worked until the end of my term with each one of my pregnancies. My births were completely natural, and my babies came out healthy and happy.
In addition to chiropractic helping you through pregnancy, post-partum can be a very difficult time for many new mothers between the rapid changes in hormonal shifts, body weight, and new demands from the baby due to breast feeding and sleep deprivation. Post-partum depression is a very real condition. Since Chiropractic deals directly with balancing the brain and the emotions, we find that new moms adapt much more easily physically as well as emotionally when their spine and nerves are stress free when receiving Chiropractic adjustments.
Finally, the baby, having had their first entry into the world from the mother’s womb to the harsh environment of a hospital, can be a traumatic event. If the birth was long, difficult or with medical intervention, it can leave a newborn with some spinal and nerve stress. Some babies are born with torticollis, or less that perfect Agpar scores. Even if the birth was natural and stress free, getting a newborn baby checked by a competent Chiropractor is always a great idea. Chiropractic for newborns is extremely gentle but can have profound effects on the function and structure of their nervous system which can help their body develop and thrive.
Chiropractic care in pregnancy is an essential ingredient to your prenatal care choices. You may have pre-existing imbalances in your spine and pelvis that may become more pronounced during pregnancy and make it difficult to perform routine and daily activities.
The Webster technique is a gentle chiropractic technique that is world renown and works beautifully to help remove stress in the pelvis, so the baby can grow without any restrictions due to the mother’s spinal balance. If there is imbalance due to nerve stress, pelvic ligaments can be torqued or twisted which can create an uneven pull on the uterus. This uterine tension may restrict the baby’s movement and possibly hamper optimal positioning as well as development. An example of this can be a baby born with torticollis, misshapen head, or a breech baby. When looking for a Chiropractor to assist you through your pregnancy, make sure they are Webster Certified. I am happy to be Webster certified and have done this certification several times to ensure my expertise with this important job of supporting pregnant women through this beautiful journey from pregnancy to motherhood.
Don’t hesitate to call us at (201) 385-7800 or visit our website (FullLifeChiropractic.com) if you’re pregnant or thinking of welcoming motherhood into your life. We’d be proud to support you through your pregnancy here at Full Life Chiropractic!