Pregnancy & Prenatal Chiropractic Care
by David N. Adler, DC
Before we can answer any questions, there are some terms you need to know. Dr. Adler specializes in the detection and correction of the “Vertebral Subluxation Complex.” Vertebral subluxation is a condition where spinal vertebrae are not in the correct alignment and create changes in the ability of the nervous system to communicate with the rest of the body clearly both from the brain to the body and the body back to the brain. This causes a less than optimal function and adaptability of the body.
Is pregnancy & prenatal chiropractic care safe for my baby?
Pregnancy & Prenatal Chiropractic Care is considered incredibly safe and beneficial for both you and your baby. Dr. Adler doesn’t touch your stomach, or do any adjustments that might harm your baby. Whatever you might know about chiropractic does not apply to the pregnant patient. Positions, techniques and force all change. The further along you are, the more gentle the treatment will be.
You shouldn’t experience any painful or uncomfortable sensations during chiropractic adjustments when you undergo care. Instead, you and your baby will have a better chance of having an easy pregnancy and delivery. In addition to the benefits listed above, chiropractic has been proven to help with low back pain during pregnancy, sciatica as a result of your pregnancy, and even nausea associated with your pregnancy.
If you have any concerns about chiropractic care during pregnancy, you can always discuss them with Dr. Adler.
What are the benefits of pregnancy & prenatal chiropractic care?
Pregnancy care provides a number of advantages that benefit both you and your baby. These include the following:
- Reduced risk of bed rest or serious complications
- Lower risk of needing a C-section, which is a more risky form of delivery than vaginal births
- Faster and easier delivery
- Plenty of space for your baby to grow and develop in the womb
- Relief for common pregnancy symptoms, such as lower back pain, sciatica and ankle swelling
- No X-rays or invasive techniques required
- Pain relief without having to take medications
When should I start pregnancy & prenatal chiropractic are?
As early as possible! You can have pregnancy care at any point during your pregnancy, but the sooner you come in, the sooner we can develop a care plan for you. Having chiropractic care done during your entire pregnancy helps improve your chance of having an easier delivery, and reduces your risk of developing complications. Dr. Adler has had many referrals from OB/GYNs for pregnancy care, and has more than 28 years of experience providing this type of care.
How does pregnancy & prenatal chiropractic care help prevent breech births?
Dr. Adler performs adjustments to your pelvis and sacrum that provide your breech baby with more room to move around. This technique, known as the Webster Breech Turning Technique
, involves gentle movements that realign the pelvis and sacrum. This has a direct affect on the balance of the ligaments that support the womb. When Dr. Adler performs this technique, it also relaxes your ligaments and muscles, which makes it easier for you to deliver your baby when the time comes. In fact, the Webster Technique has a very high success rate for correcting breech babies’ positions. This helps breech babies turn to the right position for labor and delivery, which reduces your risk of needing a C-section. Dr. Adler has been using the Webster Breech Turning Technique for over 28 years, and was lucky enough to learn and train from Dr. Webster himself.
If you need pregnancy care, please contact Adler Family Chiropractic to make an appointment
with Dr. Adler.