Since chiropractic care involves the maintenance of a healthy spinal column, chiropractic for pregnancy is absolutely a good idea. While pregnant, your body changes and adapts to the living being you're growing inside you, and safe, effective chiropractic adjustments can help make your pregnancy easier and more manageable. Chiropractic care during pregnancy can help with:
- basic maintenance of good health during pregnancy
- minimizing nausea
- reducing overall time for labour
- neck pain
- back pain
- joint pain
- preventing cesarean delivery
While any of our chiropractors can assist you with good health during your time being pregnant, Dr. Jordanna Clarfield-Henry specializes in pregnancy and pediatrics. Jordanna has additional training in the Webster technique, which is a specific technique used to establish balance in a pregnant woman's pelvis and reduce stress on her uterus and supporting ligaments. The technique can also be quite useful with babies in breech position, as a properly balanced pelvis can help the baby return to a better position for labour and delivery.
The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association recommends women receive chiropractic care throughout their pregnancy, as a balanced pelvis can give the baby more room to grow. More room in the womb equals a more optimal place for development, and more room also increases the likelihood that your baby will move into the proper position for birth.
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