A More Comfortable Labor and Delivery
Many women seek chiropractic care during pregnancy because it aids in:
- Maintaining a healthy pregnancy
- Decreasing the discomforts of pregnancy
- Reducing labor and delivery time by 24% and 39%
- Relieving back, neck or joint pain
- Decrease possibility of breech births and cesarean deliveries
Maintaining proper alignment of your spine during pregnancy reduces strain on and interference of your spinal cord, the thing that connects every part of your body to your brain. This provides a better environment for your baby to live and grow. It also encourages an optimal physical state and allows baby to settle in a better position in your pelvis. Chiropractic can allow labor and delivery to be easier.
It’s likely your OB/GYN will tell you that the common aches and pains of pregnancy are normal, and to deal with them. We don’t feel that’s necessary or in the best interest of you or your baby.
Enjoying Every Moment Of Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a time to be celebrated, a time of creating life and loving every moment of it!
Some of the common discomforts moms find relief from include:
- Low back pain
- Pubic bone pain
- Stabbing pain in the groin or lower belly
- Neck, hip, knee or foot pain
The application of Webster Technique results in an 82% success rate for preventing breech deliveries. This technique enables us to establish balance in the pregnant woman’s pelvis and reduce undue stress to her uterus and supporting ligaments. This balanced state in the pelvis has been clinically shown to allow for optimal fetal positioning.
What Can I Expect?
Expectant moms receive the same examination as any other patient, with a couple of additional screenings: round ligament check and a sacrotuberous ligament check. These ligaments can become tight in pregnancy, and can create constraints that pull on one side of pelvis. This imbalance causes the uterus to also be imbalanced structurally, which is not an optimal growing environment for the baby. We assist with maintaining a balanced pelvis so that both mom and baby can be happy and healthy throughout pregnancy.
Very gentle adjusting and examination techniques never include pushing on the baby. We will never recommend imaging unless we feel it is critical for your care. During your examination, we will check your blood pressure and heart rate, get your height and weight, check reflexes and do an orthopedic test.
Ready to discover how chiropractic can help you have a more enjoyable pregnancy? Contact us to schedule an appointment! You can also learn more about care for your infant after birth on our pediatrics page.
Bettendorf Prenatal Chiropractor