Due to these changes, chiropractic care is an essential part of pregnancy care.
How Chiropractic Care Helps with Physical and Emotional Health During Pregnancy
At Modern Chiropractic Center in Boise and Nampa, we have a passion for helping moms be empowered for birth and have relief while baby is growing. Our focus is on your specific needs and history to determine the best care plan for your individual health and pregnancy. It is our focus to help moms be prepared not only physically but also mentally before, during and after delivery.
A pregnant woman who is in excruciating pain or overwhelmed with fears regarding her body’s ability to function is not just experiencing physical symptoms, she is experiencing emotional stress as well. When chiropractic care eases physical pain, this may also lead to emotional relief and have a deep and lasting impact on the emotional health for mom and baby.
If you are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant, meeting with a Webster-certified chiropractor to discuss care is a great part of a healthy pregnancy plan.
What is Webster Technique?
Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment that reduces nerve system stress where it may release tension in the pelvic and uterine muscles and ligaments to create a better environment for baby to find the best position for them during pregnancy and birth.1
Chiropractic doesn’t turn the baby, but by adjusting the pelvis, we can restore normal biomechanics, release tension in the pelvic and uterine muscles and ligaments, and create a better environment for baby to find the best position for them.
When the mother’s pelvis is out of alignment, the ligaments that connect the pelvis to the uterus increase their tension (tone), resulting in a distortion to the baby’s environment. For the baby, the surrounding walls of the uterus tighten with pelvis imbalance becoming more and more like tight bedsheets that restrict movement. The chiropractic adjustment to the pelvis releases tension to the ligaments and uterus allowing the baby to move freely and assume the best possible position throughout pregnancy.
Many women are seeking International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) chiropractors and the Webster technique throughout their pregnancy. For every stage of pregnancy, this adjustment reduces interference to the nervous system- a vital benefit to improve physiology for both the mother and her baby. When a mother’s physiological function is at its best, her baby’s development is optimized. Balancing the pelvic bones, muscles, and ligaments and improving normal physiology sets the stage for a safe and natural birth.
When is it the best time to see a pregnancy and pediatric chiropractor?
The best thing about starting pregnancy chiropractic care is that you can start any time- before pregnancy, during pregnancy, or after pregnancy! However, if you are planning to start or add to your family soon, it is recommended to come in as soon as possible so we can do a thorough history, exam and set goals together for your pregnancy plan. Remember that your body and spine will be changing throughout pregnancy so the best time to strengthen and take care of your spine is before those changes start occurring.
Contact us today to see how pregnancy chiropractic care may benefit your journey of motherhood!