Prenatal Chiropractic

Balancing the pelvis and spine during pregnancy is of the utmost importance, as it helps to ensure that the baby has all the room it needs to grow without constraint. Oftentimes, the spine getting slightly off-kilter can impinge parts of the uterus, which shrinks the room the baby has and can result in less-than-ideal birthing positions and long, painful labor. Those baby positions and the ensuing pain can make many women opt for pain medication, which can also increase the chances of the need for a Cesarean Section.

Prenatal chiropractic care can help to reduce back pain and increase your overall comfort level during the internal changes brought on by pregnancy, all while keeping your baby as comfortable and healthy as possible. We work with the body’s ability to adapt and function the way it is designed to. Chiropractic care in pregnancy is vital to the normal physiological function of both the mother and baby in pregnancy and birth:

For more information and research visit The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.

Webster Technique during pregnancy has the following benefits:

In the mother:

  • Prepares the pelvis for an easier pregnancy and birth by creating a state of balance in pelvic bony structures, muscles and ligaments.

  • Removes torsion of the ligaments that support the uterus thus potentially reducing aberrant tension to the woman’s uterus.

  • Reduces interference to the mother’s vital nerve system which controls and co-ordinates all of her systems and functions.

  • By improving maternal function we are decreasing the potential for unnecessary intervention

To the infant:

  • 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 its forming cranium, spine and other skeletal structures. (intrauterine constraint)

  • 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.