There are numerous benefits of chiropractic care during your pregnancy including:
– Decrease nausea
– Decrease labor and delivery
– Decrease back, tailbone, round ligament, and pelvic pain
– Increase mobility
– Assist with optimal fetal positioning
At our office, we use a combination of chiropractic care including Webster technique, manual adjustments, myofascial release, biomechanics, and corrective exercise to assist our prenatal community to have the best pregnancy possible. During an initial prenatal consultation and evaluation, we will review the patient’s history (including previous pregnancies) and birth plan to discuss their pregnancy and birth goals. We highly recommend prenatal wellness care during pregnancy; however, we also offer symptom control care. What is the difference?
Prenatal wellness care: Patients schedule their visits in advance for the duration of the pregnancy and their postpartum visit(s). These visits are spaced out to every 2-3 weeks during the first trimester, every 2 weeks during the second trimester, during the third trimester visits are scheduled every 10-14 days until 34 weeks. At that time, visits are scheduled weekly. By scheduling regular visits, it allows the doctors to help keep patients out of pain and check to make sure that your spine and hips are staying in alignment and there is no fascial tension in the abdomen as well as no tightness in the round ligaments. In between visits, the doctors will usually recommend exercises (including squats) and with regular visits, the doctors can determine if they need to make any modifications or change the recommendations.
Symptom control care: Some of our patients prefer not to schedule out visits and choose to come in only when they are in pain. With pain control care, our focus is to get our mommas out of pain as soon as possible so that they can enjoy their pregnancy.
Regardless of which prenatal care path our pregnant patients choose, our commitment is to help our moms have the best pregnancy care possible and achieve their birth goals!