Fertility, Prenatal, & Newborn Chiropractic
regnancy is often one of the happiest times in a woman’s life, but can be difficult to achieve, and even for those who do, it can be a stressful and difficult time.
Chiropractic is an ideal means of improving fertility as well as alleviating the pain and discomfort of many pregnancy symptoms and complications.
Chiropractic and Fertility
Many men and women become frustrated and depressed at failed efforts to conceive. If you aren’t sure where to turn next and think you’ve exhausted every fertility option you’ve got, chiropractic care may be the solution to your problems. If your nervous system isn’t functioning properly, a number of fertility issues can result. Sometimes, a simple spinal adjustment can improve your chances for pregnancy.
Undergoing pre-conception chiropractic care can improve your body’s health, allow for better uterine function and better regulate menstruation. Proper menstrual function will help prepare your body to receive a baby, which will in turn increase your chances for conception and for maintaining a healthy pregnancy.
During pregnancy, consistent chiropractic care can improve your coordination, flexibility, strength and balance. This can all ease the physical burden of carrying a baby, and make for a more pleasant pregnancy experience. Your baby’s home for nine months is your uterus, which is suspended between your pelvic bones by ligaments; these ligaments can become twisted when the pelvis and hips become misaligned due to normal pregnancy stressors. This decreases the amount of space your baby has to grow, move, and develop, which is why consistent chiropractic care during pregnancy is a vital component to a successful and healthy pregnancy.
There is a hormone released in a pregnant woman’s body called relaxin, it allows for your normally stable joints to become unstable which allows the natural birthing process to occur, this in turn increases your bodies susceptibility to subluxations, which is why regular chiropractic care is vital during pregnancy.
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.
What is the Webster Technique?
Dr. Evan Pridmore specializes in maternal care and is certified in the Webster Technique. Being Webster Certified means thorough training to work specifically with pelvic balance during pregnancy. The Webster Technique helps align the pelvis and relax the uterus to help baby get into optimal position for birth, which also helps Mom be more comfortable throughout all stages of pregnancy.
Mothers who maintain a chiropractic regimen during pregnancy often find that their experience in labor is less difficult and the delivery is much faster than those who do not receive consistent chiropractic care.
Postnatal chiropractic adjustments can help to correct distortion of the pelvis and restore energy and healthy body function in the long term.
Chiropractic for Newborn Children
We don’t often think about how traumatic the birthing process can be. During birth, there is a lot of twisting and pulling on baby’s head, which can lead to misalignment of the spine.
Common issues caused from spinal misalignments in babies includes difficulty with breastfeeding, asthma, colic, digestive problems and even behavioral issues.
Pediatric chiropractic care can improve your child’s functions, helping to improve mobility and even increase immune system responsiveness.