Understand your prenatal care.
Kids and Chiropractic FAQs
Do you use different techniques for treating pregnant patients?
Yes, we have multiple physicians that have post-doctoral training through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and specialize in working with expecting mothers.
As chiropractors for pregnancy, we work with the Webster technique to gently and safely adjust the pelvis and the nearby ligaments to their proper positions. Why does this matter? Every ligament supporting the uterus is connected to the pelvis. Any rotation in the pelvis could cause tension in the uterus and put unnecessary tension on your unborn baby.
Quality pregnancy chiropractic care also assists in preparing the body for labor. Women adjusted throughout their pregnancy report faster, easier labors, and a lower incidence of breech-presenting babies.
What does a Webster Certified Chiropractor do?
A Webster Certified Chiropractor has specific training in a chiropractor adjustment technique called The Webster Technique. The Webster Technique is a chiropractic adjustment intended to balance the pelvis, reduce stress on the uterus, and lower stress on the supporting ligaments. Reducing sacral subluxation may contribute to an easier labor and delivery.
Is getting a chiropractic adjustment safe during pregnancy?
Yes, it is safe to have a specialized pregnancy chiropractor adjust you when pregnant. Our pregnancy chiropractors use low-force adjusting techniques and have a different adjusting table for moms-to-be.
Why should I see a chiropractor during pregnancy?
There are many changes that happen to your musculoskeletal, endocrine, and other systems when you are pregnant. As your body prepares for the development and delivery of the baby, the following can happen if your spine or joints are misaligned:
- Protruding abdomen and increased back curve
- Pelvic changes
- Postural adaptations
When the spine and pelvis are misaligned, the body may experience:
- Intrauterine constraint—This means that the available amount of room for the baby to grow is reduced.
- Increase in breech and posterior positions—These positions may make it more difficult to deliver a baby naturally.
- Increased need to have a cesarean (C-section)