Pregnancy is a miraculous, joyous time for many mothers-to- be. But it’s also a time of morning sickness, swollen ankles and achy muscles. There are big changes happening in your body as a baby grows, internal organs shift to make room and hormones spike, so it’s not a surprise that you can become imbalanced and experience spinal and pelvic misalignment. This misalignment can cause lower back pain and achy hips that can become more uncomfortable as the pregnancy progresses. Not only that, but pelvic misalignment can reduce the space within the pelvis and restrict baby’s movement in the uterus leading to a tendency toward the breech position in the last trimester.
Fortunately, prenatal chiropractic care can give you some relief and can promote a healthy pregnancy and easier birth for you and your baby. The Webster Technique is a chiropractic technique which establishes balance in the pelvis and reduces stress to the uterus and supporting ligaments and muscles.* When the ligaments supporting the uterus are balanced and relaxed, the baby has more room and a greater chance of moving into the correct position for birth.*
During birth, babies who are in a breech or posterior position can cause concern and difficult labours for mothers oftentimes leading to back labour and sometimes C-Sections. “Optimal baby positioning at the time of birth also eliminates the potential for dystocia (difficult labor) and, therefore, results in easier and safer deliveries for both the mother and the baby”.* Through chiropractic treatments, you can help your baby assume the best possible position and can help minimize the stress on the mother’s body.
Fostering optimal conditions for the baby and mother are the ultimate goal of prenatal chiropractic care so we invite you to book your consultation now to find out more.
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Disclaimer: Information contained in this blog post is for educational and general purposes only and is designed to assist you in making informed decisions about your health. Any information contained herein is not intended to substitute advice from your doctor or other healthcare professional.