Supporting Healthy Pregnancy and Natural Birth
The Doctors at Nexus Chiropractic specialize in care during pregnancy. Our goal is to make the pregnancy process as enjoyable as possible for mom. Expecting moms who undergo regular chiropractic care have been shown to experience less intensive labor, less birth-related complications, and an overall better pregnancy.
Larry Webster, founder of the ICPA, developed a specific technique known as the "Webster Technique" which has been shown to allow for optimal pelvic alignment during pregnancy by correcting sacral subluxation.
It is important to realize that chiropractors are not turning babies or assessing and managing any fetal conditions or positions directly, but rather ensuring balance in a pregnant woman's body which may result in the fetus achieving an ideal position for birth.
Is chiropractic safe for pregnant women?
Chiropractic is a non-invasive, drug-free discipline meaning that the risks associated with it are very low. Adverse events are very rare and your chiropractor will assess you individually for any risks before commencing care. In general, there are no increased risks or side effects with chiropractic for pregnant women. Your prenatal chiropractor may use special techniques or table modifications to avoid unnecessary pressure on the abdomen.
What are the benefits of chiropractic care prior to pregnancy?
Promotes regular menstrual cycles | Prepares body for healthy implantation
May help optimize uterine function | Ensures proper nerve supply to reproductive organs
What are the benefits of chiropractic care during to pregnancy??
Reduced need for pain medication | Less back labor | Pelvic alignment and balance
More comfort while breastfeeding | Shorter labor times | Less incidence of postpartum depression
"Women who received chiropractic adjustments in their third trimester were able to carry and deliver their child with much more comfort." -Irvin Henderson, MD