Pregnancy and Chiropractic

How can Chiropractic help me during my pregnancy?

It prepares the pelvis for an easier pregnancy and birth by creating a state of balance in pelvic bony structures, muscles, and ligaments.
It removes tension in the ligaments that support the uterus thus reducing torsion (intrauterine constraint) to the woman’s uterus. this gives the baby more room to move and more ease assuming the head-down position for birth.
It reduces interference to the mother’s vital nerve system which controls and coordinates all of her systems and functions.
It allows for a safer easier birth for the mother, decreasing the potential for intervention.
Studies have shown pregnant woman under regular chiropractic care report a more comfortable pregnancy, including less low back and pelvic discomfort, less morning sickness, and less heartburn. There is also a significant decrease in labour time of 25% reduction in 1st births, 39% reduction in 2nd+ births.

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How does Chiropractic care affect my baby?

  • It removes interference to the mother’s nerve system allowing for optimal baby development
  • It allows the baby the room to develop without restrictions to its forming cranium, spine, and other skeletal structures
  • It offers the baby room to move into the best possible position for birth
  • With proper fetal positioning, there is a significant decrease in dystocia (difficulty during labour) and the resulting possible birth trauma caused by intervention.

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Studies have shown 80% of babies are born  under trauma resulting in subluxation (structural interference to the nervous system), the presence of which adversely affects neurological development, breathing, digestion and immune function in the newborn. Subluxations can be corrected through chiropractic adjustments tailored to the delicate structures of a newborn baby.

What is the Webster technique?

Is a technique used when a baby is presenting breech. It involves a specific chiropractic adjustment and ligament contact that reduces interference to the nerve system, and balances out pelvic muscles and ligaments, which in turn removes constraint to the woman’s uterus and allows the baby to get into the best possible position for birth. the technique is safe, gentle, and studies report a success rate of 89%.


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