Seeing a chiropractor during your pregnancy can help correct imbalances and shifts that occur as your belly and pelvis expand and grow to make room for your little one. Chiropractors work with the body's ability to adapt and function the way it is designed to. Chiropractic adjustments can help to correct the alignment of your spine and pelvis to optimize alignment. When the pelvis is misaligned, it may reduce the amount of room for your baby as it is developing. Proper spinal alignment can allow your baby to comfortably assume the best possible position for birth.
Sometimes women experience discomfort, pain, and swelling during their pregnancy. There are safe, effective, and gentle treatments available that can help alleviate this discomfort so that your experience is the best it can be. Even if you are not feeling discomfort, imbalances in your growing pelvis may be present that can be corrected. You can also learn about safe (and unsafe) exercises and positions, as well as nutritional recommendations to help you along your journey.
"The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment used in pregnancy, which reduces nerve system stress and improves pelvic neuro-biomechanical function. Its purpose is to detect and correct sacral misalignments and sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Sacral dysfunction can contribute to a difficult labour (dystocia) and thus balancing the pelvis may allow for a safer, easier birth. With proper fetal positioning, there is a significant decrease in dystocia and the resulting birth trauma caused by intervention." - Dr. Jeanne Ohm, DC