Prenatal Care Options in Longmont, CO
Thousands of women use chiropractic care during their pregnancy to improve their health and birth experience. Research shows that many women who are under chiropractic care benefit from shorter labors, less pain, less interventions, and a better overall birth experience.
Dr. Christina has received advanced training in the care of pregnant women and women who are trying to conceive, through the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association (ICPA). She is certified in Webster’s Technique, through the ICPA. Webster’s technique is a specific, gentle and safe technique used to restore proper pelvic alignment and function.
Pelvic misalignment may prevent babies from assuming the best possible position for labor and delivery, thereby contributing to a difficult labor for the mother. This can affect the mother’s ability to have a natural or non-invasive birth, as well as contribute to breech and posterior positions of the baby. These less than optimal positions of the baby can interfere with the natural ease of labor and lead to interventions such as C-sections.
More women are now discovering the benefits of chiropractic care in pregnancy. Low back pain is one of the most common complaints of pregnant women who seek chiropractic care. However, as more women use chiropractic care, they experience added benefits to receiving chiropractic adjustments during their pregnancy.
Potential benefits of Chiropractic care during pregnancy include:
Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
Controlling symptoms of nausea
Relieving back pain, neck pain, headaches, joint pain and carpal tunnel
Reducing time of labor and delivery
Reducing the risk of cesarean delivery or other interventions
Promoting an optimal position for the baby during pregnancy and for delivery
If your baby is in breech presentation, due to a misalignment of the pelvis, chiropractic care is a great option. When a pregnant woman's pelvis is misaligned, it can pull on the uterus. This pulling decreases the amount of space in the uterus and doesn't allow the baby to move into the correct, comfortable position. This is where the Webster's Technique, which is specifically used to help pregnant women achieve and maintain a balanced pelvis during pregnancy, steps in. By realigning the pelvis, the baby has extra room to move into the correct position for labor naturally, allowing for faster, healthier labor.