Pregnancy & Chiropractic
Chiropractic is one of the most natural and healthy things a mother can do for her baby. In order for the baby to develop at it’s best it is important to create an environment within the uterus that is just right. The uterus and all the mother’s hormonal levels are controlled and regulated by the mother’s nervous system (the brain, spinal cord, and nerves). It is the nervous system that is responsible for maintaining and regulating all of the body’s functions.
During pregnancy there are many changes in the body; physically, emotionally and spiritually. It is because of these changes that it is even more important to see a chiropractor. When these changes are happening there will be added stress placed on the spine and nervous system. The bones of the spine may become pulled out of alignment and put pressure on the nerves exiting the spine. If the nerves can not relay the proper messages to the uterus, the environment in which the baby is growing and developing will not be optimal.
How does Chiropractic work?
The chiropractor’s objective is to locate subluxations (or subtle misalignments) that are interfering with the messages that your brain is sending or receiving from your body. Once we find the subluxation we use our hands to adjust the spine back into normal alignment, restoring the nerves ability to carry mental impulses. Once the nervous system is restored to normal function the body now has optimal potential for health and healing.
What does this mean for me and my baby?
- An optimal environment for the baby within the uterus.
- reduced labor times.
- Faster post-partum recovery.
- Less need for intervention.
- Reduced risk of Traumatic birth syndrome for the child.
- A healthier baby and a healthier you!
How does an adjustment feel?
Being adjusted is wonderful, especially when you are pregnant. We have special tables and pregnancy pillows that allow you to lie on your stomach so that you can be as comfortable as possible. As your belly grows the table and pillows can be adjusted to match your size.
There is never any discomfort while being adjusted. Our chiropractors are specially trained to work with pregnant women and children so you can trust that you are in good hands.
We use many different adjusting styles to correct subluxations in our office. We generally use a combination of our hands, our tables or an adjusting tool called the arthrostim. All of these techniques are designed to make the adjustment as comfortable and effective as possible.
If you would like more information about chiropractic during pregnancy, or if you are interested in having an initial consultation with Drs. Danella & Jason Whittaker in Winnipeg, please contact us at 204-254-1313.