Did you know that chiropractic care is incredibly beneficial for pregnant women? It is a safe, effective way to stave off aches and pains for the entire duration of pregnancy, and can allow for ideal baby positioning. The Webster technique, which two of our doctors are trained in, was developed to balance the ligaments and bones of the lower half of the body, creating maximal room in the abdomen and pelvic cavity.
Because the muscles and soft tissue of the abdomen attach to the pubic bone, many women experience pubic symphysis pain during pregnancy. Toward the end of the first trimester, a special hormone called relaxin peaks in the body, and allows for soft tissues and blood vessels to stretch and accommodate a growing baby. This can lead to instability in the pelvis. The combination of a growing belly and pelvic instability can lead to pain in the pubic symphysis. Pregnancy-friendly core exercises and chiropractic adjustments can alleviate this discomfort and help prepare the body for labor.
Our office has special pregnancy pillows which allow for our pregnant mamas to lie face-down during their adjustment, and tables with drop pieces to provide fast, specific adjustments that are comfortable on the body. This technique is gentle and has excellent outcomes for mums and babies.
Contact us today to find out more about how we can help you feel your best during your pregnancy!