Chiropractic care can be an essential part of an expecting mother's health routine. Pregnancy brings a rush of hormones that can cause ligament laxity. These loose ligaments allow the bones in the body to move easier to allow for baby growth and easy delivery. Unfortunately, this can also cause the mom-to-be to experience aches and pains throughout her body. Good news! Chiropractic care can help to provide relief by removing nerve interference caused by misalignment of the bones. When these nerves are free from interference they can perform optimally. As an added benefit chiropractic care can help to train the pelvis and spine to stay in balance. This balance can allow for optimal positioning for labor and delivery.
In some pregnancies, sacral misalignments can cause ligament tension on one side of the uterus restricting the babies ability to move freely to the head down position. Chiropractic adjustments of the sacrum along with ligament release may remove constraint and allow the baby to move to the optimal birthing position. This technique is called the Webster Technique and can be performed in the 3rd trimester of a woman's pregnancy. Dr. West can work with you to determine if this is something you will be a good candidate for or not.
More Information about Chiropractic and Pregnancy:
Chiropractic Care in Pregnancy for Easier, Safer Births - ICPA
The Webster Technique, Helping Prepare for Birth - ICPA
Easier Childbirth with Fetal Positioning - Spinning Babies