Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
Chiropractic care is essential for the pregnant mother. Her systems and organs are now providing for two, and their optimal function is critical for the baby’s healthy development. The mother’s spine and pelvis undergoes many changes and adaptations to compensate for the growing baby and the risk of interference to her nervous system is increased, which can lead to pain and discomfort. Since all medications taken by the mother cross into the developing baby’s blood system, chiropractic is a much safer option to reduce pain and discomfort.
In some cases, the physical changes that occur can restrict the baby’s positions during pregnancy adversely affecting his/her developing spine and cranium. Additionally, these limitations on the baby’s movement during pregnancy may prevent him/her from getting into the best possible position for birth. Such positions lead to longer more painful labors with increased medical interventions in birth. Often c-sections are resorted to and both the mother and baby miss the many benefits of a natural vaginal birth.
The Webster Technique, discovered by Dr. Larry Webster, founder of the ICPA, is a specific chiropractic adjustment for pregnant mothers. Working to correct sacral subluxations, this technique balances pelvic muscles and ligaments in the woman’s pelvis, removes constraint and allows the baby to get into the best possible position for birth. Dr. Webster instructed many Doctors of Chiropractic in this technique and their combined results showed a high success rate in allowing babies in the breech position to go into the normal head down or vertex position. Because of its ability to facilitate easier, safer deliveries for both the mother and baby, many birth care providers are actively seeking Doctors of Chiropractic with the skills in this technique.
Both Dr. Josh Watkins and Dr. Lindsey Hurlbut are skilled in performing the Webster Technique on pregnant women. We also have extensive experience serving infants and children of all ages. We have been gladly serving the Savage, Prior Lake, Burnsville, and Shakopee areas for over 16 years. Schedule online or give us a call to see if chiropractic care can help you.