We are happy to now be offering prenatal Chiropractic in our West Seattle office. The American Pregnancy Association says that Chiropractic is safe in pregnancy. Prenatal Chiropractic requires additional training and expertise in pregnancy and postnatal care. We offer traditional Chiropractic in both offices. Adjustments can be invaluable in treating pregnancy and postpartum related disorders including:
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Round ligament pain
- Acid reflux
- Hip Pain
- Sacral Iliac joint pain
- Carpal Tunnel
- Pubic Symphysis pain
- Labor preparation
- Reduce chance of Cesarean Section
- Postpartum recovery
There are many physiological changes that occur in a woman’s body during pregnancy. Hormones such as Relaxin are released to allow the body to grow and change as the baby develops. Prenatal chiropractic works to keep the spine and pelvis aligned throughout this process and to set mom and baby up for a positive birth experience.
Benefits of Prenatal Chiropractic
The benefits of prenatal chiropractic are numerous including:
- Supporting a healthy pregnancy
- Reducing nausea
- Reduction of time in labor and delivery
- Less risk of Cesarean section
- Reduction of back and joint pain
Turning a Breech Baby
Specific techniques can be done to encourage turning of a breech baby as well. The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reported in the July/August 2002 issue an 82% success rate of babies turning vertex when doctors of chiropractic used the Webster Technique.
The best time to begin this type of treatment is in the 8th trimester when the baby is first found to be breech. We recommend treatments in conjunction with our acupuncture for breech presentation sessions.