Chiropractic care may result in easier pregnancy including increased comfort during the third trimester and delivery and reduced need for pain medication.
According to recent pregnancy studies, women receiving chiropractic care:
- First pregnancy had 24% reduction in labour times
- Second or third pregnancy reported 39% reduction in shorter labour times.
- Pain medication was reduced by 50% in the patients who received adjustments. In addition,
- 84% of women report relief of back pain during pregnancy
When women receive chiropractic care throughout pregnancy, the sacroiliac joints of the pelvis function better. As a result, there is significantly less likelihood of back labour (contractions and sharp pain felt in the lower back during labour).
CHIROPRACTIC CARE CAN HELP
new mothers become more comfortable breastfeeding (posture-wise) as well as to produce more milk. Chiropractic care has also been shown to reduce the likelihood of postpartum depression.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE IS SAFE
during pregnancy when provided by a chiropractor that has been trained in the physical changes that occur within a pregnant woman’s body. Chiropractors that have been trained to work with pregnant women will use tables that adjust for a pregnant woman’s body and they will use techniques that avoid unneeded pressure on the abdomen.
The most important point is to make sure that you are receiving chiropractic care from a chiropractor who is well trained in dealing with pregnant women. A chiropractor who is versed in the needs of women who are pregnant will also provide you with exercises and stretches that are safe to use during pregnancy and compliment any adjustments made to your spine.
WOMEN WHO HAVE RECEIVED CHIROPRACTIC CARE DURING PREGNANCY HAVE REPORTED REDUCTION IN LABOR DISCOMFORT!
Also, reports show that the need for medical intervention during labor greatly decreases in women who have pre-natal chiropractic care. For women who are carrying a breech baby (that’s when the baby’s feet or rear end are facing down) or transverse baby (that’s when the baby is lying on its side), chiropractic care can help them to avoid an invasive cesarean section. The Webster Technique® is EXTREMELY successful in reducing inter-uterine constraint allowing baby to turn to the normal head down position.
Dr. Davis has specialized training from the I.C.P.A. (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association)