New Patient Visit (consult/treatment) : $75
Prenatal Adjustment : $30
Are you looking for supportive, natural care that trusts your body during pregnancy and childbirth? Do you want to have a comfortable, safe birth, free of unnecessary medical intervention? Chiropractic can HELP!
Chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy are an essential choice in your prenatal care. Preexisting but unnoticed imbalances in your spine become stressed during pregnancy.
A large percentage of all pregnant women experience back discomfort/pain during pregnancy. This is due to the rapid growth of the baby and an interference to the body's normal structural adaptations to that growth.
Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy can relieve and even prevent the common discomforts experienced in pregnancy. Specific adjustments eliminate the causes of stress in the spine.
Comfort for your baby, too!
As your baby develops, your uterus enlarges to accommodate the rapid growth. When the pelvis is in a balanced state, the ligaments connected to the uterus maintain an equalized, supportive suspension for the uterus. If your pelvis is out of balance in any way, these ligaments become torqued and twisted causing a condition known as intrauterine constraint. This constraint limits the space of the developing baby.
If there is intrauterine constraint as birth approaches, the baby is prevented from getting into the best possible position for birth. Even if the baby is in the desirable head-down position, the constraint may prevent the baby's head from moving into the ideal presentation for delivery. The head may be slightly tilted off to one side or, even more traumatically, present in the posterior or breech position. Any baby position even slightly off during birth will slow labor and add pain and distress to both the mother and baby.
Many women have been told that their babies were too big, or labor "just slowed down", when it was really the baby's presentation interfering with the normal process and progression. Avoidable interventions are implemented in these cases, turning a natural process into an operative one.
Preparing for a safer birth
Dystocia is defined as a difficult labor, and is something every woman wants to avoid. In addition to the pain and exhaustion caused by a long, difficult labor, dystocia can lead to multiple medical interventions which can be physically and emotionally traumatic to both you and your baby.
These interventions could include the administering of pitocin, the use of epidurals, painful episiotomies, forceful pulling on the baby's fragile spine, vacuum extraction, forceps and perhaps even a c-section.
Reviewing the obstetric texts reveals that the commonly reported reasons for dystocia are pelvic imbalance and its resulting effects on the uterus and the baby's position. Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy will restore balance to your pelvic muscles and ligaments, leading to a safer and easier delivery for you and your baby.
More and more mothers are discovering the many benefits associated with chiropractic care throughout pregnancy. They appreciate the chiropractor's respect for the body's natural design and function. Supportive care providers, renewed trust in the body and the whole-health benefits of chiropractic are being recognized as vital ingredients to a healthier pregnancy and an overall easier birth.