Prenatal chiropractic adjustments have many benefits for mom as baby continues to grow.
According to the American Pregnancy Association chiropractic care during pregnancy can provide many benefits include:
The science of Chiropractic is founded on the premise that a properly functioning nervous system is the foundation of health, and that the structural integrity of the spinal column must be maintained in order to facilitate optimal nervous system transmission and communication.
We love seeing new moms in our office – especially at the tenth week of pregnancy. But why so soon? The sooner we see mom in the office the sooner we can support her body and her baby’s body throughout the pregnancy. There are many benefits to care for pregnant moms. The first of those being her comfort. Research shows that women who are adjusted on a regular basis experience lower many unpleasant and sometimes unbearable issues including back pain, sciatic pain, digestional issues and stress overall. What they gain is a better quality of sleep. When a woman’s pelvis is aligned properly baby is able to turn when baby is ready to turn. Chiropractors are not the ones who “turn the baby”. What we do is help mom’s body to function appropriately so that baby can move into the right position as soon as possible. This can be key when we begin to discuss babies who are presenting as breach. Cesarean is recommended for babies who are breach. If mom does not wish to have a c-section, it would be a great idea to have her come in for an adjustment to help the baby move as needed. Dr. Tyler is certified in the Webster technique for the care of pregnant women.
Health is a process that takes intention and consistency. We expect changes in diet and exercise to take time but yield results, and Chiropractic works in much the same way. While we've helped many mothers late in their pregnancy we see the best results with regular care. From easing discomfort and improving sleep to maintaining appropriate mobility and posture, Chiropractic is aimed at supporting health through an optimally functioning nervous system. Additionally, in a hospital study incorporating Chiropractic during pregnancy there was a 50% decrease in the need for pain killers.
Birth is a difficult process on both baby and mama. After baby arrives we are available for home visits to gently address any birth trauma that may have been experienced, even if not yet realized. In a PubMed study, 99 out of 100 healthy newborns were found to have an incidence of "somatic dysfunction", or what we call subluxation. This interference in transmission of mental impulse can manifest in newborns in a variety of ways, but what we see most often in our office involves reflux, poor nursing, lack of sleep, and colic.