Pregnancy, Family Care, Breech Position

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

Being told you have a breech baby can be scary, especially when you are a first time mom.  There is a technique that helps create more room in your pelvis allowing your baby to move more freely.  It is called the Webster Technique.  This technique aligns the pelvis and loosens the Uterosacral and Round Ligaments attached to the uterus.  These can pull and tug on the uterus tightening up and restricting movement of your baby.  When the pelvis is aligned and the ligaments are relaxed, your baby has room to move and position head down ready for birth.  This technique can also help with pelvic pain, sciatica and keep you aligned for an easier birth.

How Can Chiropractic Help Prevent C-Section?
Dr. Gregory is certified in the Webster Technique and has helped many expectant mothers during and after pregnancy.  If your baby is in the breech position it does not mean that they will stay there.  With help your baby can turn.  Years ago obstetricians were prepared and trained for vaginal breech births.  C-Sections were not very common.  Now, if breech position is seen on ultrasound after 36 or 37 weeks, you will be scheduled for a External Cephalic Version (Version) .   If this is unsuccessful then you will be scheduled for C-Section.  This is the standard.  This is an invasive, surgical procedure that can take a long time to recover from and in most cases avoidable.

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