Pregnancy should be a wonderful and joyous time for both parents and the baby. However, many expecting mothers struggle with discomfort, pain and stress throughout their pregnancy. Chiropractic is a safe, holistic, and drug-free way to feel and function optimally during pregnancy. Chiropractic care during pregnancy is very gentle and there are specific adjustments to help accommodate a woman’s changing body. This is why it is important to find a chiropractor who familiar with pregnancy, is certified in The Webster Technique and works with pregnant women often.

Chiropractic care during pregnancy can:

  • Provide natural relief from lower back pain.
  • Ease pregnancy symptoms.
  • Improve immune system.
  • Ensure optimal fetal position.
  • Ease the labor and birth process.

Specific adjustments including Logan Basic and the Webster Technique can address the specific needs of the mother and the growing baby throughout the pregnancy.

The Logan Basic technique is a gentle, low-force adjustment to help realign and balance the sacrum, the surrounding muscles, and ligaments. Logan Basic Technique during pregnancy can help promote proper position of the sacrum which is vital for for achieving a more comfortable pregnancy, optimal fetal position and natural labor and delivery. Learn more about this gentle technique here.

In regards to pregnancy and labor, normal sacral position and balance of the pelvis is vital. During pregnancy, it’s not uncommon for women to experience increased tightness the lower back and gluteal muscles which can lead to lower back, hip, and pubic pain. Logan Basic Technique can be performed safely throughout the entirety of pregnancy and can help reduce pregnancy-related symptoms and provide optimal pelvic function.

The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and adjustment with the goal to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation (or misalignment). Sacral subluxation may contribute to difficult labor for the mother for multiple reasons discussed below. Correction of sacral subluxation may have a positive effect on all of these causes of dystocia allowing for a women under chiropractic care to have an easier and faster natural delivery.

The Webster Technique and chiropractic care during pregnancy is focused on balance and alignment of the pelvis is sacrum and preventing possible causes of dystocia or difficult and prolonged labor.

Interested in learning more about how chiropractic can help you and your baby throughout your pregnancy? Contact me at the Fertile Ground Wellness Center.

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