Pregnancy and Family Care

Chiropractic care during pregnancy can provide large benefits for you and your baby. Here are some of the benefits you can expect:
1. Healthier pregnancy
2. Decreased nausea
3. Reduced labor time & delivery
4. Relief of back, neck or joint dysfunction
5. Prevention of cesarean section
6. Decreased rates of breech babies

Why is it important to receive chiropractic care during pregnancy?

While you are pregnant, there are several physiological and hormonal changes that occur.  These changes can greatly effect your body.

1. Protruding abdomen which increases your low back curve
2. Pelvic and postural changes.

Our goal is to keep your body functioning at its highest capacity keep you to feeling vibrant allowing you to relax and enjoy all stages of pregnancy.

How can chiropractic care help with my breech positioned baby?

Advantages of the Webster TechniqueDr. Gregory is certified in the Webster Technique.  This specific chiropractic analysis and gentle adjusting enables balance in your pelvis and reduces stress on your uterus and ligaments.  A balanced pelvis makes it easier for a breech baby to turn naturally!

During pregnancy, your body begins to release hormones that help open joint spaces in order to give room for the baby and prepare for birth.  These changes stretch ligaments and tissues and put a lot of stress on your body.   Having a pelvis that is misaligned may reduce the amount of room available for the developing baby. This restriction is called intrauterine constraint.  The Webster Technique can help this issue.

According to The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, there is an 82% success rate of babies turning vertex when doctors used the Webster Technique. Further, the results from the study suggest that it may be beneficial to perform the Webster Technique as soon as the 8th month of pregnancy when a woman has a breech presentation.

Chiropractic care can help throughout pregnancy: Adjustments help pelvic balance and allows room for your baby to develop in a comfortable position. With a balanced pelvis, babies have a greater chance of moving into the correct birth position preventing C-Section.

Optimal pelvic 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 baby.

You will be amazed at how this technique can decrease  “normal” symptoms expecting mothers feel are all part of being pregnant. We can help you feel great during pregnancy and after!