I want to talk about chiropractic care. Many people have fears around letting someone “pop” you, especially when you are pregnant.
However, I think there is a lot of misinformation, as well as a lack of valuable information out there for the use of chiropractic during pregnancy.
Chiropractic care is an effective form of holistic health care that can help optimize function and increase comfort during pregnancy, labor and the postpartum period.
Adjustments have shown to help with alleviating back pain, sciatica, symphysis pubis dysfunction and overall discomforts for a happier and more comfortable pregnancy. They can help with maximizing function of the pelvic joints allowing greater movement during pregnancy and opening during labor, encouraging optimal nerve function for effective labor function and balancing pelvic bones and soft tissue structures to encourage optimal fetal positioning, thereby increasing optimal birth outcomes!
Fetal positioning is SO important. When your baby is in an optimal position (head down, their belly to your back, chin to chest, arms crossed over their heart) the labor can be so much easier on mom and baby! Im sure you have all heard of the dreaded “back labor” (baby’s back to your back). It can cause a long and painful labor with possible shoulder dystocia.
The correction of sacral subluxation may have a positive effect on all of these mal-presentation issues. Also for mamas with babies in a beech presentation, finding a chiropractor trained in the webster technique can be your saving grace in turning your baby into a head down position.
Its an important job to keep your body healthy, happy and properly aligned during your pregnancy. I assure you that proper care of your spine and pelvic ligaments will help you SO much in the birthing process and the postpartum recovery.
Yoga, specifically the Cat & Cow movements and spinal undulations coupled with chiropractic care can be the perfect combination to keeping your little baby in that optimal position, allowing both of you to feel your best!