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 is going to feel a pull on her low back as well as 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/post natal care. She is 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 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 baby move down during the birth process.
- Provide information so parents can know their option, make informed choices, be active participants in the birth of their baby 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 benefit. Having their spines checked regularly throughout pregnancy optimizes health benefits for both the mother and baby. Chiropractic care and exercises provided will support optimal range of motion, spinal alignment with a 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.