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Chiropractic Care for Pregnant Women

Pregnancy is a natural and healthy process for most would-be mothers, but it some cases, it can cause specific pains or complications. In addition, being pregnant means having to avoid a growing list of activities, …

Pregnancy is a natural and healthy process for most would-be mothers, but it some cases, it can cause specific pains or complications. In addition, being pregnant means having to avoid a growing list of activities, drugs or medications, and more. Thankfully, chiropractic care is not on that list. In fact, chiropractic care is not only safe for pregnant women, but it may also provide distinct benefits during pregnancy.

Non-Invasive and Drug Free

As is the case for the treatment of all patients and conditions, chiropractic care has the important advantage of being non-surgical, non-invasive, and performed without the use of drugs. When combined with the specific training that our chiropractic specialists at PMR receive in treating pregnant women, you can rest assured that the chiropractic care you receive is absolutely safe during pregnancy. In fact, many of the concerns associated with other forms of treatment simply don’t apply to the application of chiropractic techniques.

Benefits of Chiropractic for Pregnant Women

Pregnant women often find they benefit significantly from chiropractic care, and not just in the usual ways.

The body goes through many changes during the course of pregnancy, including hormonal changes and changes to the pelvis, posture, and curve of the spine. Not only can these changes cause significant pain or discomfort, but they may also affect delivery. Through the application of chiropractic techniques, many women find that they’re able to have a more comfortable pregnancy, reduced nausea and sickness, and even a better, more natural experience when it comes to labor and delivery.

Webster Technique

Developed by Larry Webster, founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), the Webster Technique is a type of chiropractic adjustment designed to reduce the stress experienced by a pregnant woman during labor and delivery. The Webster Technique aims to create a pelvic balance, reducing the chances of a breech birth (when a baby is born bottom first) and increasing the likelihood of an easier, safer delivery for the mother.

Chiropractic care is a safe and beneficial choice for pregnant women and their unborn children. For more information on how holistic chiropractic care may benefit you, give us a call at PMR today!

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