Chiropractic During Pregnancy
During pregnancy, a routine of regular and consistent chiropractic care can improve your coordination, flexibility, strength and balance. This can all ease the physicality of carrying a baby, and make for a more pleasant pregnancy experience. Keeping your spine properly aligned can also maintain optimal nervous system function, which can help to alleviate the aches, swelling, pain and even morning sickness associated with pregnancy.
To the infant, chiropractic care reduces interference to the mother’s nerve system allowing for better baby development. Pelvic balance allows the baby greater room to develop without restrictions to the forming cranium, spine and other skeletal structures. Chiropractic care offers the baby the room to move into the best possible position for birth. With proper fetal positioning, there is a significant decrease in dystocia and the resulting birth trauma caused by intervention.
~Jeanne Ohm, DC
~Jeanne Ohm, DC
Mothers who maintain a chiropractic regimen during pregnancy often find that their experience in labor is less difficult, their contractions reliably timed and the delivery easier and shorter than those who are not under chiropractic care.
Then, following the birth, chiropractic adjustments can help to correct distortion of the pelvis and restore energy and healthy functioning of the body in the long term.
Drs. Tyler and Brittany Leopardi are both certified in the Webster Technique, designed for women who are pregnant, through the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association.
The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/ SI joint dysfunction. In so doing neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is improved.
Chiropractic for Newborn Children
We love seeing babies in our practice. They truly light up the world, and everything is so new and fascinating to them. We don’t often think about how traumatic it is to be born, but babies experience stress during the process of entering the world too. We have seen spinal misalignments along with difficulty latching during breastfeeding, asthma, colic, flat head syndrome, digestive problems and even behavioral issues, which result from pain, discomfort and sub-optimal nervous response.
Pediatric chiropractic care in our practice can ensure your little one is functioning at their best, helping to improve mobility, digestion and even increase immune system responsiveness. To adjust infants, the technique is not only specific but also extremely gentle as well. Our goal is to create efficiency of the nervous system communication in our babies so all of their encounters can help them to grow, learn and develop as God intended!