Pregnancy wellness is the key to a health baby and mother. Often it is considered unrealistic to visit the Chiropractor while Pregnant. How are they going to work around my baby bump? Are they hurting my baby? These are all very good questions, and they are valid. Through-out all of Chiropractic history, there has never been a correlation between Chiropractic care, and issues with pregnancy. Actually, it’s the other way around. Chiropractic care is typically very beneficial to the mother and the baby.
Chiropractors are trained to work with pregnant woman and their bodies. There are specific tables that they use, as well ,as specific techniques to help avoid an unnecessary pressure on the stomach or abdominal area. When searching for a Chiropractor, look for these certifications…DACCP, CACCP, or Members of ICPA, if you can find one, find a Webster Certified Chiropractor, they are trained with the specific interest in working with pregnant woman and achieving pelvic balance during their pregnancy.
Many woman ask, “What are some of the benefits to visiting the Chiro?”
- Relieving Neck, Back, Pelvic and Joint Pain
- Pelvic Alignment (Helping Prevent Breeched Delivery)
- Reduces Nervous System Responses (Nausea, Dizziness, Cramps)
- Overall Better Health of Mother and Baby
- Reduction of Labor Difficulties
Over the last two decades quite a bit of research has taken place in this field and this topic. Particularly, the most advanced and credited information is from the late great Larry Webster, Larry developed an entire Association and Procedure to chiropractic adjustments and techniques that had never been put together in the past. He founded the ICPA with the intent that establishing a proper alignment and balance in a pregnant mother reduces stress and muscle groups associated with birth.
There is plenty of results of Chiropractic care, in the Third trimester of the Pregnancy. This is typically once the mother has shown signs of a possible Breech delivery. By using Dr. Websters techniques, there is an 82% of correcting the breech position prior to delivery. This type of effective approach shows that the proper alignment of the Pelvis and the Uterus are key to allowing the newborn to achieve proper position within the uterus. Positioning of the baby is critical, having the baby in the proper position reduces the potential difficulties or pregnancy such as, dystocia.
Everyday, more and more pregnant woman are visiting the chiropractor to help with their pregnancy. We often suggest that you do plenty of research prior to choosing a Chiropractor. Consult with your primary care physician prior to receiving chiropractic care. Often times your primary care physician will know some local chiropractors that can help during your pregnancy. Sometimes there are sites that have done quite a bit of research in your area. They often research the available Chiropractors in your area for the best possible chiropractor. For example: Top Pregnancy Chiropractors in Lansing, Mi this should help sort out the field, now look for Chiropractors that are ICPA or Webster Certified.