PRENATAL CHIROPRACTIC CARE

WEBSTER TECHNIQUE

Chiropractic Benefits by Trimester

First Trimester
4 – 13 weeks

first trimester chiropractic benefits

The baby’s nervous system and organs develop and grow. The mother’s body begins producing relaxin and other hormones which allow her body to adapt. It is ideal to start seeing a chiropractor in the first few weeks to prepare your spine and joints for the upcoming changes in pressure. 

Second Trimester
13-27 weeks

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The mother’s center of gravity changes and the baby’s movements can be felt. Seeing a chiropractor can help you to detect and correct factors that may limit your mobility and cause pain while your body is realigning to accommodate your growing baby.

Third Trimester
28+ weeks

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The curve of the mother’s back increases to allow for the growth of baby. Additional weight can cause rounded shoulders, widening of legs, change in gait, and a forward head posture. A misaligned pelvis doesn’t allow for the baby to find it’s most optimal position.

First Trimester (4-13 weeks)

first trimester chiropractic benefits

The baby’s nervous system and organs develop and grow. The mother’s body begins producing relaxin and other hormones which allow her body to adapt. It is ideal to start seeing a chiropractor in the first few weeks to prepare your spine and joints for the upcoming changes in pressure. 

Second Trimester (13-27 weeks)

second+trimester+pregnancy chiropractic benefits

The mother’s center of gravity changes and the baby’s movements can be felt. Seeing a chiropractor can help you to detect and correct factors that may limit your mobility and cause pain while your body is realigning to accommodate your growing baby.

Third Trimester (28+ weeks)

pregnancy+third+trimester+chiropractic

The curve of the mother’s back increases to allow for the growth of baby. Additional weight can cause rounded shoulders, widening of legs, change in gait, and a forward head posture. A misaligned pelvis doesn’t allow for the baby to find it’s most optimal position.

Having a baby is an amazing and rewarding experience. For some, it may also be a challenge with hormonal, physical and emotional changes occurring through each stage of pregnancy. Looking after yourself during pregnancy is essential for your well-being and that of your baby. I understand that growing a baby is tough and I’m here to help support you!

 

Chiropractic Care for Pregnancy with Webster Technique

As a certified Webster Technique provider, I have received specialized training to care for the pregnant patient. Webster is a specialized chiropractic technique for the analysis and gentle adjustment of the sacrum.  It is performed to improve pelvic balance and thus allow the nervous system to function better.  A balanced pelvis reduces tension in the muscles and ligaments, which is especially important for the pregnant woman, but can be used on everyone.

This may optimize baby’s ability to get into the best possible position for birth. Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy can reduce dystocia, otherwise known as a difficult labor. Dystocia is caused from inadequate uterine function, pelvic imbalance, and baby mal-position. By performing adjustments to the spine, it reduces interference to the nerves that go to the uterus and allow it to function better.  This will increase the power and allow the uterus to work more efficiently, thus performing better contractions.  Chiropractic adjustments create balance through treatments of the bone, ligaments, and muscle in the pelvic area.  This reduces the risk of a compromised passage way for the baby through bony abnormalities or position of the pelvis. Through chiropractic adjustments of the mom’s pelvis, it allows the baby to have more space and find their optimal environment.  This is why chiropractic care starting at the beginning of pregnancy can therefore make for a more comfortable pregnancy and labor for mother.

Begin Preparing Your Core and Pelvic Floor Now to Prevent Future Injuries

Research shows that beginning pelvic floor strengthening exercises while pregnant can reduce your risk of urinary incontinence by 40%. I can advise you on what exercise to do while pregnant, which will give you confidence on what activities to do during your first few weeks after the baby is born.

Postnatal chiropractic care is excellent at assisting the mother with recovery and feeling prepared to take care of her newborn. 

There is also a regular workshop for pregnant mamas, Pelvic Floor and Core 101, at the midwife practice Praktijk Onder de Linde in Haarlem.