Pregnancy and Chiropractic Care
We’re able to help expectant mothers with care and advice for many common problems during pregnancy, such as:
- Constipation and hemorrhoids
- Leg cramps
- Low back pain
- Nausea and morning sickness
- Proper nutrition
- Breech baby
If you are experiencing these symptoms it is time to call us for a consultation. Using proven techniques, our doctors can alleviate many of these issues and give you the chance to enjoy the rest of your pregnancy.
Chiropractic care benefits all aspects of your whole body health.
This means by working with the nervous system, the conduit of internal intelligence between your brain and body. Chiropractors work to correct subluxations, the misalignment of the individual spinal bones. When subluxated, these vertebrae put pressure on the spinal cord and the spinal nerves, causing malfunction in parts of the body.
This malfunction can come in the form of the tightening of pelvic muscles and ligaments to produce a change in the way the uterus functions. This is called “in-uterine constraint.” It’s these tense muscles and ligaments and it’s constraining effect on the uterus, that prevents the baby from comfortably assuming the normal head-down position.
A Safe and Successful Approach
Dr. Larry Webster, founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association in Georgia, developed a specific and safe technique to restore the proper pelvic structure and function of pregnant women. It’s called the Webster Technique. We use this technique amongst others to help our pregnant patients.
A Baby is Breech
The Webster Technique has shown a 75 to 95 percent success rate of proper baby positioning for labor. However, any position of the baby other than head-down may indicate the presence of subluxation and intra-uterine constraint.
Nutrition During Pregnancy
Your body needs the right nutritional support to allow for your baby’s proper growth and development and to ensure your best health. Dr. Skip and Dr. Julie are certified in nutrition through the state of Wisconsin and are ready to discuss your and your baby’s nutritional needs. Most issues that you might be experiencing come from an incomplete nutritional diet that is leading to a depletion of nutrients in your body.
A Birthing Community
A great resource is 920birthing.com, an amazing birth website put together by an amazing local doula, and Dr. Julie Wyss. You’ll find medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, nutritionists, doulas and midwives collaborating with moms in our area to support your pregnancy and birth.