Pregnancy Chiropractic Care

“I can’t imagine being pregnant without having chiropractic.

It made such a difference in my pregnancy and I love helping others the same way it helped me.” 

-Dr. Yvonne Aicher
 
 

There are so many changes that happen to a woman during pregnancy. Their body stretches and loosens to make room for the miracle of life. Hormones are flowing, and appetites increase to help a baby grow. For new mothers, pregnancy comes with so many wonderful things and so many new experiences for the body. Even experienced moms can have new symptoms every pregnancy.

 

Gentle, specific chiropractic care at Essential Life Chiropractic is a great way to support a pregnant body and growing baby. For instance, as the hormones loosen the ribs, mom can get midback/rib pain. Midback chiropractic adjustments can help to decrease this discomfort. Morning-sickness can come with headaches and nausea. Specific chiropractic neck adjustments can help to decrease neck pain and headaches. Finally, the low back is a constant source of pressure for a pregnant mom because of where the baby grows and is birthed. Specific adjustments to the low back/sacral will decrease pain and help the pelvic cavity to open at its best for the healthiest delivery possible. 

 

What Are the Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy?

Benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining a healthy pregnancy
  • Decreased nausea
  • Reducing the chance of injury during pregnancy Alleviating back/rib pain
  • Facilitate optimal fetal position
  • Increased sleep
  • Reduced labor and delivery time to avoid c-section
 
Dr. Yvonne is very familiar with pregnancy having a son herself and after working with countless pregnant moms. She is trained in the Webster Technique which is specific for pregnancy. It focuses on the pelvic floor, its bones, its muscles, and its ligaments. Specifically, the bone you sit on and baby rests on, is called the sacrum. With the ligaments getting loose to allow for labor, the sacrum can get twisted and the round ligament (the one on the front that holds baby up) can get knots. This causes mom pain and makes it difficult for baby to come out. Healthy alignment of the sacrum and round ligaments will decrease pain and allow for a great delivery. We also check the psoas muscles which can get very tight due to the extra weight of baby.
 
At Essential Life Chiropractic, we have specific tables to allow mom to rest comfortably and expand as baby grows. We are also very family-friendly and welcome big sisters/brothers with mom.
 
Chiropractic care is a drug-free, non-surgical approach to healing and wellness. Chiropractic care restores health and prevents injury by improving the structural integrity of the body, primarily the spine. The brain communicates with the rest of the body via the spinal cord and nervous system. When functioning perfectly, this communication is uninterrupted, and the messages go to and from the brain without interference. This allows you to live your amazing life without pain and with wellness.
 

Addressing the Root of the Problem

The nervous system serves as the body’s wiring. Like a power cord to a light lamp. If this wiring is inhibited, the signal does not reach the intended body part, and illness may result. Just like in our lamp example the lamp will not show light if the wiring is cut or not plugged in. Such interferences can manifest anywhere along your spine. Pain in your arm or hand may be caused by a problem in your neck, where the nerves connecting to that hand originate. A qualified chiropractor can examine the spine for interference and remove them through controlled techniques. Allowing you to have a healthy, pain-free body.

If you are pregnant, chiropractic care can help.