Pregnancy and Chiropractic
Chiropractic care prior to conception promotes a more regular menstrual cycle and optimal uterine function. It prepares the body to be strong, supple and as balanced as possible to carry the pregnancy. I have seen several couples who thought they were infertile that have been helped by restoring proper nerve supply to the reproductive organs, and were actually able to conceive.
If you spend much time in our office you will see that we see a lot of pregnant women. The stress of pregnancy will magnify underlying spinal subluxation patterns as well as create new subluxations. Regular chiropractic care during pregnancy helps maintain balance, alignment, and flexibility. Many report less morning sickness. When the baby is comfortable, he or she can assume the optimal birthing position. However in some cases due to pelvic and spinal misalignments the baby may assume a breech position. If that has happenend, we use a specific protocol (the Webster technique) to assess the pregnant mom, and adjust accordingly as necessary. We are not adjusting the baby in utero, we are simply getting mom best able to function optimally and allow for a natural and healthy delivery.
Scott G. Walker, D.C.