Pain During Pregnancy: Common NOT Normal!
While pain during pregnancy is a very common complaint today, it's important to recognize that just because it is common, does not mean it is normal! Pain is the body telling us something is wrong. Low back, hip and pelvic pain, especially unilateral (one sided) tells us that there are likely imbalances present in the muscles, ligaments and/or joints of the pelvis. A balanced pelvis not only reduces pain in the pregnant body, but more importantly, prepares the body for an easier birth experience.
Benefits of Prenatal Chiropractic Care
maintaining a healthier pregnancy
reducing time of labor and delivery
relieve hip, pubic bone and low back pain
prevent fetal malposition through body balancing
relieve neck, back and joint pain
reduces likelihood of interventions during labor and delivery
Prenatal chiropractic adjustments are one of the best things a pregnant person can do for themselves and their baby during pregnancy. A balanced spine and pelvis optimize the health of the mother and developing baby, as well as create conditions favoring a positive birth outcome. Pregnant people under chiropractic care frequently report shorter, easier births. Traditional chiropractic adjustments correct misalignments (subluxations) in the spine that disrupt the proper performance of the nervous system. The Webster Technique specifically addresses the subluxations in the pregnant body’s sacrum and pelvis.
Pregnant people are more susceptible to sacral and pelvic subluxations because of increased hormones (relaxin, estrogen), weight gain, and the associated changes in posture. The aim of the Webster Technique is to decrease the effects of subluxations in the sacrum and pelvis through a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment, in order to improve neuro-biomechanical functioning to the sacral/pelvic region. Restoring this neuro-biomechanical function may affect the baby’s nervous system development, improve the baby’s positioning and birth outcome, prevent dystocia (difficult labor), and relieve general aches and pains in the sacrum and pelvis.
In my prenatal practice, the feedback received from mothers that I performed the Webster Technique and Spinning Babies Protocols on during pregnancy has been overwhelmingly positive. I have observed improvements in their health, quality of life, and overall disposition as they continued care throughout their pregnancy. They report positive birth outcomes with beautiful birth experiences. I have adjusted many pregnant people that didn’t receive the Webster Technique during previous pregnancies, and they note having a more enjoyable pregnancy and easier labor and delivery with minimal interventions. Contact me for a complimentary consultation.