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Prenatal Care

prenatal care
Chiropractic Care for Pregnancy 

Pregnancy is one of the most important times of a woman’s life and it is vital that the body is healthy and prepared to support the baby as it grows. Our Doctors of Chiropractic are trained to evaluate and care for your body and your baby during this special time.  

Throughout pregnancy there are many physiological and hormonal changes as your body prepares for birth. Your center of gravity will shift forward, and postural changes will occur, increasing the strain and force throughout the entire spine. A hormone called Relaxin will increase, placing additional stress on the spine and pelvis as well as the surrounding ligaments and muscles. All these changes, and more, can lead to discomfort, stress, and other common pregnancy symptoms.  

Even prior to pregnancy, a woman’s pelvic bones may lose their normal position or ability to move resulting in stress on the nervous system, a condition known as spinal subluxation. Mechanical stress affects the uterus and surrounding ligaments, which may lead to in-utero constraint for the baby, as well as low back pain, sciatica, round ligament pain, pubic bone discomfort, reflux, and other common pregnancy symptoms for the mother.  

At Essentials of Life Chiropractic, our doctors are trained to treat you and your family in every stage of life. Pregnancy should be a joyous experience. Let us help you experience a healthy, happy pregnancy! 


Chiropractic and Baby Positioning 

Here at Essentials of Life, our doctors utilize the Webster Technique when adjusting pregnant moms. The Webster Technique is “a specific sacral adjustment to help facilitate the mother’s pelvic alignment and nerve function. This in turn balances pelvic muscles and ligaments, reduces torsion to the uterus, and offers a greater potential for optimal fetal positioning.” By removing existing stress to the mother’s body, the baby is free to move into proper position. Studies have shown an 82% success rate in the utilization of the Webster Technique. The Webster Technique avoids any external force on the uterus and more importantly the baby, making it a safe and effective option for promoting proper positioning.  

What’s Next? 

Many women choose to make chiropractic care a regular part of their wellness routine, even prior to pregnancy. The sooner your chiropractor can evaluate and correct spinal misalignments, the better for both you and baby. Essentials of Life Chiropractic has educated and trained staff to answer your questions.  We are here to provide safe, controlled, and gentle care for you. Call today to take a step towards a healthy pregnancy. 

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