Pre & Postnatal Chiropractic Care
Many changes occur to the body during pregnancy. As baby & belly continues to grow, more stress is placed on the pelvis, the curve in the lower and middle back increases and the ribcage expands. All these physical changes are very important as they ensure there is plenty of room for a growing baby but this can also put the mom at a greater risk for pelvic misalignment.
Possible symptoms related to spinal misalignment during are pregnancy:
Upper shoulder tension
Difficulty performing daily tasks
Lower back pain
Hip and pelvic pain
Pain when getting up from a seated position
Regular prenatal chiropractic care through pregnancy prepares the body for the altering biomechanics, allows the baby to be in the optimal position for a natural delivery, helps maintains pelvic space so the uterus may expand with the developing fetus and correct obstructions to the nervous system to allow for the full expression of life.
Certified in the Webster Technique through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and a Board Member of the San Diego Birth Network - Dr. Jumana Jarrah often sought out by pregnant patients to help them experience more comfortable pregnancies and easier births for prenatal chiropractic care.
What is the Webster Technique?
The Webster technique a specific chiropractic adjustment for pregnant women that address the shifts in the pelvis in order to restore normal biomechanics and allow for a healthy pregnancy and birth. The woman’s pelvis contains several ligaments that attach the uterus to the pelvis. Releasing the tension within these ligaments will allow the uterus expand with the developing fetus while maintaining the space in the pelvis which is necessary for for a vaginal delivery.
Can Chiropractic Care help with Breech babies?
While chiropractors cannot turn breech babies, what they can do is gently and specifically adjust the spine and pelvis back into a proper balanced state and reestablish normal physiological function. With a balanced pelvis and proper alignment, babies have a greater chance of moving into correct positioning for birth.