“From my experience of being at more than 1500 births, women who have been under regular chiropractic care throughout their pregnancy have their pelvis aligned perfectly and the greatest chance for normal, natural birth.”
– Lorie McCoy, Doula, Hypnobirthing Instructor, and Owner of the Orchid Nest
Chiropractic is concerned with the structural relationship between the spine, pelvis, and nervous system. During pregnancy, the body undergoes dramatic changes, both structurally, chemically (hormones), and emotionally. Chiropractic can help make pregnancy more comfortable, more enjoyable, and prepare the body for an easier, safer birth.
The body experiences very rapid change during pregnancy (increased weight gain, change in posture, and hormones which relax stabilizing ligaments). The changes are vital for growth and arrival of baby, but they can also interfere with other areas of life. Common secondary conditions from this shift include aches and pain (low back, sciatica, pubic bone, tailbone, etc.), digestive disorders (reflux, heartburn, constipation, etc.), overall wellness (fatigue, sleep, emotional swings, etc.), and even disruptions of normal birth (baby’s position, onset or progression of birth).
Chiropractic care is a gentle, non-invasive approach to correcting and stabilizing the spine and pelvis. Completely safe throughout pregnancy, chiropractic care helps the body work better and ultimately, improve quality of life and potentially birth outcomes.
Additionally, Dr. Morgan is a Webster Certified provider. The Webster technique is specific protocol for analysis of sacral misalignment. This misalignment may cause tension on the uterus. Pelvis balance is most important in pregnancy as hormones create instability in the pelvis in pregnancy. This gentle chiropractic adjustment reduces tension in the pelvic ligaments, restores normal neuro-biomechanics, improves uterine function and allows for optimal fetal positioning throughout pregnancy and in preparation for a safer, easier birth.
After baby arrives, chiropractic is used to help the body recover and adapt to the new physical and emotional challenges of parenthood. Most of our parents also get baby checked to determine if chiropractic can help with development and challenges like breastfeeding, digestion, comfort, sleep, and immune function.
The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association website is a great resource, filled with research and articles that further explain the important role chiropractic plays in prenatal care.
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