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Pregnancy

At first glance, most people don’t see the connection between chiropractic and pregnancy. However, there are four stages in which having an optimally working nervous system can help both mother and child.

Pre-Conception

Chiropractic care prepares the body to be as strong, supple and balanced as possible to carry the pregnancy.

Pregnancy

Regular chiropractic care during pregnancy appeals to mothers who seek a natural approach to better health.

Labor and Birth

Many rely on chiropractic care to help assure optimum biomechanics of the hips and spine in the hopes of reducing the need for interventions during the birth process.

Postnatal Care

Even natural births can put stress on mom and baby’s bodies. Ensuring the pelvis is re-aligned following pregnancy is essential for more successful future pregnancies.

Custom Care Plans

No two women are the same. That’s why Dr. Annie creates custom care plans, taking into consideration the health of the mother, how many pregnancies she’s had, and her underlying conditions to make sure that the pregnancy progresses as successfully as possible. Utilizing The Webster Technique to optimize pelvic alignment, Family Chiropractic is a nurturing and safe place for the pre and postnatal experience.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Are adjustments safe during pregnancy?
    Yes! Dr. Annie has treated women from conception to delivery, and beyond. Using specialized techniques and tables, your pregnancy adjusting takes into consideration your growing baby and changing body. After 3 pregnancies herself and helping countless other mom’s – Dr. Annie will take care to make your pregnancy as comfortable and safe as possible.
  • Will adjustments make my spine too loose?
    No. Only the spinal joints that are “locked up” receive adjustments. This allows weakened muscles and ligaments to stabilize and heal. A hormone, called Relaxin, is released into a woman’s body that loosens ligaments and tendons to ensure that your body makes room for the growing baby. This can, in turn, make muscles work harder to maintain stability. For this reason, more frequent adjusting and prenatal massage can be beneficial in maintaining your alignment.
  • Pregnancy is natural. Why would I need chiropractic?
    Being born is a natural phenomenon. It’s what we’ve done to the birth process that has become increasingly suspect. In hospitals, birth is often treated like a disease. A newborn’s introduction to the world is often accompanied by a severe drop in temperature, loud noises and other insensitivities. The administration of drugs and anesthesia can have a profound effect on a newborn.
  • Will my medical doctor approve?
    Dr. Annie regularly receives referrals from OBGYN’s to aid women in pelvic alignment and pubic symphysis diastasis. She works hand-in-hand with your medical doctor to ensure that you receive the best care possible to make for a successful outcome for both you and your baby!
  • What does my spine have to do with my baby?
    Pregnancy may be one of the best times to receive chiropractic care! While it’s always good to have an optimally functioning nervous system, it’s especially helpful now. Both mother and baby can benefit. Adjusting methods are adapted to a mother’s size, weight and condition. During this period of weight gain and hormonal changes, many mothers seek chiropractic care. Some report shorter and easier births.

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