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Chiropractic for Pregnant Women & Infants
The process of birth is quite demanding for a mother and traumatic for an infant. Therefore, a chiropractic lifestyle can help promote greater HEALTH and WELL-BEING throughout pregnancy, birth, and childhood.
Chiropractic Care for Infants
During the process of labor and delivery, a tremendous amount of stress is placed on the baby’s spine. Therefore, there is great potential for the bones of the spine to misalign, resulting in subluxations. If subluxations occur in a newborn, there is greater chance they will have trouble breast feeding, trouble digesting food, and recurring infections. Chiropractic adjustments for newborns are very gentle and created specifically to prevent these problems and to allow the nervous system to function at its optimal level.
Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
Chiropractic care is vital for the normal physiological function for both the baby and the mother during pregnancy and birth. If a subluxation is present during pregnancy, it will interrupt vital nerve flow within a mother’s body and also to the developing baby. Chiropractic care during pregnancy is designed to eliminate subluxations, open nerve pathways, and decrease stress on the mother and baby.
The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic adjustment for pregnant mothers. This technique is used to relieve the causes of intrauterine restraint prior to the delivery. Other benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy are reduced labor time, reduced chance of a cesarean birth, less pain during labor, and to alleviate common discomforts. Having a chiropractic care plan during pregnancy significantly effects the pregnancy experience.