Prenatal/ Postnatal Chiropractic

About Prenatal/ Postnatal Chiropractic

During pregnancy the body goes through many changes to accommodate the growing babe and these changes can be very physically demanding and painful for mom. Some of these changes can cause back pain, sciatica, pelvic pain, round ligament pain, and headaches just to name a few. Dr. Kristen and Dr. Cody are both well versed in the Webster Technique which is utilized to decrease strain and pressure by balancing pelvic muscles, ligaments, and joints. The goal of Chiropractic during pregnancy is to accommodate all of the changes happening physically to mom as baby grows but to also make sure the baby’s growing space is adequate for the baby to grow, and get into the head down position prior to labor. Chiropractic care during pregnancy has been shown to decrease discomfort, decrease labor time, and improve the overall labor experience. If the joints, ligaments, and muscles of the body are working and moving as they need to move, then the body is able to do its thing during labor and delivery as it was intended to do. 

No matter what your birth plan looks like, Chiropractic care during pregnancy is meant to allow Mom and Family to enjoy the process. 

Conditions Chiropractic helps during Pregnancy:

  • Sciatica
  • Low back Pain
  • Mid Back pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Headaches
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Hip Pain/Bursitis 
  • Round Ligament Pain

What you can expect:

Chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy are very safe and gentle. We have special pillows that allow our patients to lay comfortably on their bellies without putting pressure on growing baby. Each visit will be about 30 minutes long and will include chiropractic adjustments along with myofascial release and exercises/stretches as needed. We want to make sure that throughout the pregnancy we are creating as much space for baby to grow as they need in order to get into proper head down position prior to birth. We also like to make sure mom is doing appropriate stretches and exercises to build strength for labor. 

Acupuncture is also commonly used during pregnancy for nausea, to aid in correct baby positioning, decrease pain during pregnancy and during labor, as well as induce labor. 

Post Treatment Information

Some patients feel immediate relief following treatment. However some patients may feel more sore immediately or the next day due to the changes that occur during an adjustment. Both are normal and expected.