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Prenatal Chiropractic Care

Prenatal Chiropractic Care

 

There are many reasons and benefits for seeking out chiropractic care during your pregnancy, one of which is for the proper alignment of the tailbone (sacrum) and the uterine ligaments.  Uterine ligaments include the round ligaments and the uterosacral ligaments.  Misalignment of the sacrum, or torque to these associated ligaments can lead to intrauterine constraint or restriction.  This creates much less room for the baby in the uterus and can cause an altered positioning of the baby.  Examples of altered positions include transverse lie, face or brow presentation as well as a breech presentation.

 

Specifically, the round ligaments anchor the uterus to the front of the pelvis.  These ligaments also have smooth muscle fibers that are continuous with the fibers of the uterine wall and can therefore contract.  If there is tension on one of these ligaments, there will be an increase on the torque of the uterus, which will further increase the tension of the uterine walls.

 

Ultimately, the position/presentation of the baby is greatly affected by any joint restriction or rotation of the pelvis. With post -graduate training in prenatal chiropractic care, Dr. Giselle Chamberlain and Dr. Shamira Rahim work closely with expectant mothers to help correct any misalignments in the pelvis as well as tension in the uterine ligaments.

 

For further information, please contact Dr. Giselle Chamberlain

(docchamberlain@evolvevitality.com ) or any of the other practitioners at evolve Nurturing Vitality®.

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