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Can Chiropractic Care help during Pregnancy?

Pregnancy adjustment using Webster Technique

” Pregnancy adjustment using Webster Technique

During this crazy time in our society people are stressed out to the max. I have seen so many pregnant women saying how nervous they are for their due dates to arrive. I’ve even seen some posts on social media stating that the hospital they plan to deliver at is inducing women at 37 weeks! On top of the added stress of that an induction with pitocin there are some effects to the babies that may not be considered. When pitocin is used the baby has a chance of having a decreased heart rate, mom may have longer are harder contractions-this then increases the use of epidurals, the delivery is 2x more likely to end in c-section, and the baby may have a harder time breastfeeding.

When we look at epidurals they can in themselves cause issues that are not always thought of; longer labor times, three times higher risk of perineal tear, higher probability of instrumentation, etc. If you think of it an epidural stops your nerves from doing their job. It makes it hard for the mom to know when is the best time to push and feel what is going on. We want you to make informed choices, if you feel an epidural is the right thing for you then perfect!

Chiropractic care helps during pregnancy in a number of ways. Chiropractic care helps the body to increase its adaptability to stress.  Being pregnant and delivering a baby is stressful on the body physically, chemically, and emotionally. This stress can cause the body to become unbalanced, it is our job as a chiropractor to balance the body. Think of the uterus as a hot air balloon tethered to the ground(pelvis). The ropes that are tethering the hot air balloon are the ligaments that attach the uterus to the pelvis if you pull harder on one, the balloon  becomes unbalanced and there is less space in the balloon. As chiropractors we work on balancing the pelvis so there is more slack to the ropes and we work on the ligaments again to rebalance what has been torqued. Did you know women who are adjusted have a faster easier labor and delivery? It is about 35% faster which could equate to as much as 5 hours faster! Who wouldn’t want that? Especially at this time.


Make sure to check out our other blog posts about pregnancy. Give us a call today if you want a faster and easier labor and delivery.




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