Chiropractic during pregnancy allows not only for more comfort during pregnancy, but also for shorter and more natural deliveries!
Throughout the 40 weeks of pregnancy, a woman's body goes through an incredible amount of change. Between carrying extra weight and shifting the center of gravity of hips to the front, pregnancy creates extra stress for the pelvis and sacrum. When the pelvis is misaligned, pregnancy is less comfortable. Some signs and symptoms may include: Back pain, nausea, sciatica, pubic bone or groin pain, and round ligament pain. When the sacrum is displaced, this can also directly decrease the diameter of the pelvis. The uterus is surrounded by muscles fed by nerves of the sacrum and is connected to the pelvis via ligaments; therefore any pelvic misalignment can cause constraint or torsion to the uterus. These factors may keep a baby from getting into the normal vertex position. So a breech or posteriorly positioned baby is another sign of pelvic misalignment, or subluxation.
Webster's Technique is a gentle, safe technique that is used to realign the pelvis and remove nerve interference from the sacrum, which has nerves feeding the uterus, colon, and legs. The chiropractic adjustment restores proper structure to the pelvis, allowing for proper positioning of the baby. It also restores function of the associated muscles, ligaments, and organs, creating labor and delivery that is smoother and more coordinated.
If you are seeking chiropractic care during your pregnancy, look no further than Lifelong Health Family Chiropractic in NE Minneapolis, MN!