Chiropractic can make a tangible difference in the quality of women’s lives. At Vitality Chiropractic and Family Wellness, we have an understanding of this fact and an emphasis on women’s health issues.
Among the life stages and health issues chiropractic can address in addition to Pregnancy Therapy are Decreased Labor Time, Faster Post-Natal Recovery, PCOS, Fertility/ Infertility, Pre-conception, Menopause and Hormone Imbalance.
The Doctors of Vitality are both certified in the popular Webster Technique. The Webster Chiropractic technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment of the pelvis. This adjustment reduces nerve system stress and is used to detect and correct sacral subluxation and joint dysfunction of the other pelvic bones. Its purpose is to improve functional movement within the pelvic structure to allow for proper space for the growing fetus.
Pregnancy & Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic adjustments are safe for pregnant mothers as well as their unborn child. There are many techniques that can be utilized to ensure the comfort of the mother. Chiropractic care should begin prior to conception but can start at any stage of the pregnancy.
Maintaining proper alignment during pregnancy is very important for mom and baby. Many mothers under chiropractic care will notice that they feel more energetic during their pregnancies. It may also help alleviate symptoms such as back pain, rib pain, difficulties breathing, carpal tunnel, morning sickness, and heart burn often associated with pregnancy. Mothers under chiropractic care may notice they have an easier delivery, a decrease in the labor time, as well as a quicker recovery. Having proper spinal alignment will help the mother cope better with the pregnancy, labor and delivery.
Many changes in hormones and biomechanics occur in a woman’s body during pregnancy. As the baby grows in the womb the mother’s body has to change to accommodate the developing fetus. The change in biomechanics alters the way gravitational forces are distributed throughout the mother’s spine. The adaptations can be a source for subluxations in the mother. Pelvis distortions can influence the way the baby lays within the womb, as well as affect the delivery of the child.