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Chiropractic Pregnancy and the Webster Technique

pregnancy-and-webster-techniquePregnancy is a very exciting time in a mother-to-be’s life, but it comes with an extreme amount of changes to the mothers body as the baby is developing, As the baby grows and more weight is added to the mothers body, the back, neck and joints are the areas of the body that usually suffer the most. More and more women are discovering the benefits associated with chiropractic care in pregnancy. The most common complaint that women seek chiropractic care for in pregnancy is low back pain. The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association has been involved in several large, collaborative studies that show the safety of chiropractic care during pregnancy.

Dr. Victoria and Dr. Conor are both members of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, and they have also both participated in advanced education classes to learn specific chiropractic techniques which facilitate easier and safer deliveries for both the mother and the baby. This technique is called Webster Technique. Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation and SI joint dysfunction. Sacral subluxation and SI joint dysfunction may contribute to difficult labor for the mother, which is known as dystocia. The specific correction of this sacral subluxation and SI joint dysfunction may have a positive effect on dystocia, which means an easier and less painful labor!

Other benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include the following:

  1. Chiropractic care keeps the spine in alignment, which allows the spine and nervous system to be better prepared to adequately support the extra weight that is added during pregnancy.
  2. Chiropractic care can reduce or even eliminate the need for over the counter pain reliever, which is very important for pregnant women to avoid, as this could be very detrimental to the developing baby.
  3. Chiropractic care can also help to strengthen the joints, which is a very productive way to minimize the effect that the large, protruding abdomen has on the hips, legs and ankles.
  4. Chiropractic care can also help to achieve optimal pelvic alignment, which is essential to making the birth process go smoother. An aligned pelvis is critical to the birthing process and increased the chances of being able to give birth naturally, which should be what every pregnant woman is trying to achieve.
  5. Chiropractic care can also increase the body’s ability to be able to bounce back after birth, because the healthier and stronger a woman’s body is before and during the pregnancy, the easier it is to get back in shape once the baby is born.

To sum it up, chiropractic care during pregnancy can serve to reduce pain and increase overall health by removing any interference to the nervous system, which means that expectant mothers can relax and focus more on the pleasant aspects of pregnancy and forget about the not-so-pleasant aspects!

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Let’s get your body aligned and in balance during this special time of your life. Contact Tree of Life Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment for pregnancy/prenatal care in our Portland office! We’re open late for your convenience.
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