Chiropractic for Pregnancy
More and more mothers are discovering the many benefits associated with chiropractic care during pregnancy. They appreciate a chiropractor’s respect for the body’s natural design and function. The health benefits of chiropractic are being recognized as important ingredients to a healthier pregnancy and an overall easier birth.
How can chiropractic during pregnancy add greater comfort?
Chiropractic care in pregnancy is wonderful addition to prenatal care. Preexisting or unnoticed imbalances in the spine become stressed during pregnancy and these pronounced discomforts make it difficult to perform routine, daily activities.
There are many benefits to receiving Chiropractic care during pregnancy, some of which include:
- Reduction in back and pelvic pain
- More ease with the natural changes related to pregnancy
- Increased space in the pelvis facilitating the baby’s growth
- Correct positioning of the pelvis, facilitating labor and delivery
- Decreased labour time
- Greater ease and comfort during labour and birth, thereby reducing the need for pain relief drugs during delivery
Is Chiropractic Care during pregnancy safe and will I be comfortable during the adjustments?
Definitely! Chiropractic care is one of the safest forms of healthcare for pregnant women and their children. Chiropractic care is a non-invasive, drug-free, natural approach to health and wellness which allows for the release of any tension or imbalances in the body. Not only are the chiropractic techniques altered specifically for the ease of the pregnant woman, but we also have special pillows to create a comfortable and relaxing experience. As your body changes and expands, you will eagerly anticipate your visits.
What is the Webster Technique?
The Webster Technique, discovered by Dr. Larry Webster, founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), is a specific diversified adjusting chiropractic technique utilized for the pregnant population throughout pregnancy.
As per ICPA guidelines: ‘The Webster Technique is defined as a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of subluxation and /or SI (sacroiliac) joint dysfunction. In so doing, neuro-biomechanical function in the sacral/pelvic region is improved. In theoretical and clinical framework of the Webster Technique in care of pregnant women, sacral subluxation may contiribut ot difficult labour for the mother ( i.e. dystocia). Dystoica is caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby malpresentation. The correction of sacral subluxation may have a positive effect on all these causes of dystocia. In this clinical – framework, it is proposed that sacral misalignment may contribute to these three primary causes of dystocia via uterine nerve interference, pelvic misalignment and the tightening and torsion of specific pelvic muscles and
ligaments. The resulting tense muscles and ligaments and their aberrant effect on the uterus may prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the best possible position for birth.’ ( ICPA, J. Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health May 10, 2012)
Dr. Rahim and Dr. Chamberlain are both certified with the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice, having completed the 200 hour Certification Program (C.A.C.C.P) with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). Their training consists of hands-on and practical information on prenatal, postnatal and pediatric care.