If there is only one time in a woman’s life when she should receive chiropractic care, it would absolutely be during pregnancy. Not only is her body in charge of maintaining the health of two people, a multitude of physiological and hormonal changes occur during pregnancy to create an optimal environment for the developing baby. Though Mother Nature knows best, quite often the increased physical and emotional demands of being pregnant can be stressful.
Average weight gains of 30 to 40 pounds bring about postural distortions and changes in the centre of gravity. The natural curves of the spine become exaggerated, leading to misaligned vertebrae, pinched nerves, tight muscles and back pain. Pressure of the growing baby on the pelvis, difficulty in finding a comfortable sleeping position, nausea and fatigue make for one very exhausted mommy-to-be. You might be left wondering, “How much longer can I stand this?”
Rather than feeling like you just have to deal with the discomfort, you can actually enjoy these precious nine months and beyond for the extraordinary experience it’s meant to be. And Live Well Family Chiropractic can help make that happen.
How Webster technique works
Dr. Tara has adjusted hundreds of expectant moms and has a special interest in prenatal chiropractic. Both doctors are certified in Webster's technique- a specific chiropractic procedure is used to correct subluxations in the pregnant mother’s sacrum and pelvis.
Uterine constraint is caused by the tightening of pelvic muscles and ligaments, and during pregnancy, it is these tense muscles and ligaments (and their constraining effect on the uterus), which prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the vertex (headfirst) position. This condition is called in-uterine constraint, or more commonly known as “breach position”. Chiropractic adjustment relaxes the mother’s muscles and ligaments, promoting normal baby positioning and providing the physiological environment necessary for normal baby positioning.
With both Dr. Tara and Dr. Tessa’s focused training and experience, the gentle chiropractic care offered at Live Well Family Chiropractic corrects spinal misalignments, relieves joint pain, reduces muscle spasm, re-establishes flexibility, enhances nerve system function, as well as decreases time in labour and delivery. And this leads to happier, healthier babies.