Pregnancy and Chiropractic

Pregnancy and Chiropractic‘Midwives and chiropractors have many similarities in approaches to health care. Both groups share an acknowledgment of, and trust in, the body’s inner wisdom. Chiropractors call this wisdom ‘innate intelligence.’ When allowed to perform without interference, innate intelligence coordinates the responses to the body’s needs at any given moment, thus maintaining the body’s optimal health.

Since discovery of the Webster Technique, its protocol has been revised to include women of all stages of pregnancy. Doctors of chiropractic reported a greater than 85% success rate in the technique’s ability to balance pelvic structures and remove constraint to the woman’s uterus, thereby allowing the baby to turn into the vertex position. The Webster Technique is becoming an important part of prenatal care for all women looking to optimise their potential for more natural deliveries.’

— Jeanne Ohm, excerpted from ‘Midwifery and Chiropractic: Bonding for Life,’ Midwifery Today Issue 69

At Life Chiropractic many mothers to be have enjoyed great relief from symptoms and greater comfort whilst pregnant. Utilising the ‘Webster Technique’ only gentle forces are used with specialised pillows and tables for greater comfort and safety for mum and baby. Additional to your care are specific pregnancy exercises and self management recommendations.

You are welcome to come to our office for a Free Spinal Assessment and learn more about the value of chiropractic for the pregnant mum.

 

 

‘A chiropractor experienced in treating pregnant women will assess posture, alignment, muscle tone and mobility for regions of restricted movement or malalignment that may contribute to swelling, pain and muscle spasm. S/he will then use various techniques to adjust, manipulate or realign the joints. Some chiropractors will also recommend appropriate stretching and strengthening exercises to help maintain the corrections in alignment.’

— Alicia Silva, excerpted from ‘Treatment Options for Back Pain in Pregnancy,’ The Birthkit Issue 48Pregnant Mother

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