Benefits Of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
If you are thinking about seeing a chiropractor for pregnancy, here is everything you need to know: chiropractic is not only one of the safest therapies for spinal misalignments that happen during pregnancy, but can also help relieve most other symptoms pregnant women battle with!
Advanced Chiropractic offers prenatal chiropractic services to help you experience a safe, low-risk pregnancy, but also information about how to prepare your body for labor and birth, and postpartum care. We get asked all the time, “Can a chiropractor trigger labor?”. For pregnant women, prenatal chiropractic care has been shown to significantly reduce the length of labor and delivery time, and offer prevention against potential cesarean deliveries. First time moms that visited a chiropractor throughout their pregnancy averaged a 24 percent shorter labor, while mothers who have already given birth experienced a 39 percent reduction in the average labor length, compared to controls.
Chiropractic treatment in pregnancy helps relieve low back pain and promotes pelvic balance, preparing its structure for the stresses of labor and birth. Chiropractic care throughout the nine months of pregnancy may also reduce intrauterine constraint, pressure on the abdomen, and the likelihood of experiencing back labor.
Regular chiropractic adjustments can safely continue up until the time of birth. In our Los Gatos chiropractic practice, our chiropractors use comfortable pregnancy pads for you to lay on, face down, during your treatment.
Dr. Andrea Friese and Dr. Joe Thompson provides chiropractic prenatal care for women in all stages of their pregnancy with Dr. Joe being certified in Webster Technique. The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic pelvic analysis and adjustment, which has the primary goal of reducing the effects of pelvic dysfunction and thus facilitating the neuro-biomechanical function.
Chiropractic Care For Infants
Visiting a chiropractor is not only safe and beneficial during pregnancy for the future mom, but also for a growing baby. The benefits become increasingly evident as the number of children of all ages receiving chiropractic care continues to rise.
The birth process may often cause your child's first spinal column misalignment (also known as a subluxation) as the soft and undeveloped spine of an infant can easily suffer trauma during delivery. It is estimated that as much as 90lbs of pulling pressure can be exerted to remove a baby from the birth canal. There is even birth trauma with a C-section.
Chiropractic Care For Children
Trauma can also occur on the playground when children learn to run, jump, twist, bump, and fall causing the spine to become subluxated. However, children often do not show any signs or symptoms of subluxation until later on in life.
Chiropractic care offers your child a more responsive body, a more balanced flow of energy, and overall increased performance as she/he passes through their windows of development. A subluxation-free child also minimizes the risk of future health challenges, and as many of you know, it's easier to raise a healthy child than fix a broken adult!
Have a question or inquiry regarding the safety and efficiency of visiting a chiropractor for pregnancy or child care? Use the contact form below, or make an appointment with us so that we can discuss with you in person.