Pregnancy

Chiropractic Care  |  Pre-Post Natal & Child  

Chiropractic During Pregnancy 

Prenatal chiropractic care is a safe and effective way to improve the health and well-being of both mother and baby. By adjusting the spine, chiropractors can help to relieve pain, improve circulation, and reduce stress. This can lead to a healthier pregnancy, shorter labor, and smoother delivery. 

Key Benefits

Reduces Pain (& back pain)

Pregnancy can cause a variety of aches and pains, including back pain, neck pain, and sciatica. Chiropractic care can help to relieve these pains by reducing inflammation, improving nerve function, reduce discomfort and improve spinal alignment, which can make it easier to move around and carry your baby.

Relieves headaches

Headaches are another common pregnancy symptom. Chiropractic adjustments can help to reduce inflammation and improve blood flow to the brain, which can help to relieve headaches.

Improves sleep

Many pregnant women experience difficulty sleeping. Chiropractic adjustments can help to improve your sleep by reducing pain and improving spinal alignment.

Reduces stress

Pregnancy can be a stressful time for both mother and baby. Chiropractic care can help to reduce stress by improving circulation, relieving pain, and improving sleep.

Prepares for labor & reduce the risk of preterm labor

Chiropractic care can help to prepare your body for labor by improving flexibility and reducing pain. Additionally, preterm labor is a serious condition that can lead to health problems for both mother and baby. Chiropractic care can help to reduce the risk of preterm labor by improving circulation and reducing stress.

Speeds up recovery after childbirth

Chiropractic care can help to speed up recovery after childbirth by reducing pain and inflammation.

Improve circulation

The spine is home to the spinal cord, which is responsible for carrying messages from the brain to the rest of the body. When the spine is misaligned, it can put pressure on the spinal cord and interfere with circulation. Chiropractic care can help to improve circulation by realigning the spine and reducing pressure on the spinal cord.

Improve the position of the baby and potentially shorten labor

In some cases, babies may not be in the optimal position for delivery. Chiropractic care can help to improve the position of the baby by adjusting the mother’s pelvis and spine.

Labor can be a long and difficult process. Chiropractic care can help to shorten labor by improving the position of the baby and reducing pain.

Webster Technique

The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis & adjustment that reduces nervous system stress, balances pelvic bones, muscles, and ligaments, and optimizes the mother’s pelvic function in pregnancy and birth.

  • Difficult labor is caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic imbalance, and baby mal-presentation
  • Scaral adjustments may improve uterine function, balance the pelvis and reduce tension in the pelvic muscles and ligaments.
  • Restoring balance to the mother’s pelvis results in better function of the uterus and pelvis, which reduces undue stress on ligaments and muscles making pregnancy and birth more comfortable
  • Pelvic balance also allows the optimal space for the baby to grow throughout pregnancy

 

Safe & Effective

The Webster Technique is based on the idea that the position of the pelvis can affect the position of the baby in the uterus. When the pelvis is misaligned, it can put pressure on the nerves and muscles that support the uterus, which can cause pain and make it difficult for the baby to get into a head-down position.

The Webster Technique is a safe and effective way to help pregnant women with pelvic pain, back pain, and to help their babies get into the best possible position for birth. The technique is gentle and does not require any medication or surgery.

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Resources

Belly Mapping

Belly Mapping - Spinning Babies

Fetal positioning has a crucial impact on pregnancy comfort and ease in labor and birth.

“Belly Mapping®: Using kicks and wiggles to predict posterior labor” appeared in Vol. 12 Issue 4 (Fall 2004) International Doula, a quarterly publication of DONA International (previously Doulas of North America). This was the first published material on Belly Mapping®

Belly Mapping® and the Belly Mapping Method™ are born of the Spinning Babies® family.

Download the free Belly Mapping® parent handout in English or in Spanish

Rest & Pregnancy

Rest SmartSM simply means maternal positioning with gravity. Alignment promotes muscle relaxation and an open pelvis.

Rest Smart Article - Spinning Babies

 

Recommendation by Certified Doula

Beyond pregnancy care, I always make a point to encourage my clients to schedule with Dr. Teri to have their newborn adjusted. There are a lot of intricate movements involved in birth and likely an adjustment for baby will help release tension and encourage breastfeeding. It also develops an ongoing relationship and care as baby grows helping with development. The ultimate ‘Well Visit’ is with Dr. Teri. 

~  Jessy French-King 

Determined to have baby without a C-Section

I have been a patient of Dr. Teri for over 15 years. I initially went to Dr. Teri for help when I was pregnant. I was determined to have my child without a c-section, and she was breech. With the help of Dr. Teri and my OB/GYN I was able to deliver my daughter, not breech, without a c-section. I continued as a patient of Dr. Teris after I delivered because of the care that she provides. She is extremely thoughtful and is truly invested in every one of her patients.

– S.B.

My baby got adjusted, too

Dr. Teri helped me so much during and after my pregnancies. Plus my baby got adjusted, too. She can just tell where something is off and knows exactly how to align it, for me and my babies. Dr. Teri is simply amazing!

~ TP

Sciatica Relief - Chiropractic care made a difference

I was already 8 months pregnant when I moved to town. I had terrible back pain and pain going down the back of my leg (sciatica). It made pregnancy so uncomfortable and walking terrible. After I saw Dr Teri my pain was completely gone! I felt better than I had my whole pregnancy. I continued under her care and had the most amazing natural birth experience ever!

Having regular chiropractic care made all the difference. Before we moved away, I regularly brought all my kids and myself to see her. I can’t recommend her enough!

-Emily

Dr. Teri's skill is unmatched

Terri helped me through the ups and downs of pregnancy pains. Her skill is unmatched. Pregnancy can be challenging enough, and your body getting out of alignment isn’t something a new mom “has” to deal with. Terri truly helped me during and post-pregnancy to get back to the things I loved doing.

~ AS