During pregnancy, a woman’s body is changing and growing at an amazing rate. With the belly expanding forward away from the center of gravity, the woman will feel a pull on her low back and pelvic pressure. The increase in demand on the spinal and pelvic ligaments, muscles, and joints can leave the pregnant mother with aches and pains. Dr. Melanie specializes in pre/postnatal care and is a certified BirthFit Professional. She is also certified in the Webster Technique, which aids in reducing in-utero restrictions. The better-positioned baby is for birth, the better mom will feel, and the easier the birth may be. A chiropractor is a great asset to have for your birthing team. It is important to know all of your choices so you can make an informed decision and have the birthing experiencing you desire. We are here to support you in accomplishing that!
Our goals are to:
- Align the uterus so the baby can enter the pelvis in the optimal position.
- Release tight ligaments or muscles which may pull or twist, causing pelvic pain during pregnancy or discomfort during birth.
- Open the pelvis with adjustments and exercises to let the baby move down during the birth process.
- Provide information so parents can know their options, make informed choices, be active participants in their baby’s birth, and understand the entire process.
Sacral analysis and adjustments are performed with soft tissue techniques throughout pregnancy to detect and alleviate imbalances. Due to adaptations throughout pregnancy from the increase of hormones, weight gain, and postural compensations, pregnant mothers have a greater chance of sacral misalignments, muscle tension, and mechanical imbalance than the general population. By reducing nervous system stress, pregnant mothers may experience significant benefits. Having their spines checked regularly throughout pregnancy optimizes health benefits for both the mother and baby. Chiropractic care and exercises provided will support the optimal range of motion, spinal alignment with the goal of accomplishing a mix of mobility and stability for the pelvis. Decrease pain, comfort, and improved function will return to the mom’s body.