chiropractic care during pregnancy
A 2007 study in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine reported that first-time mothers under chiropractic care throughout pregnancy have, on average, 25% shorter labor times; women who have given birth before averaged 31% shorter labor times!
What pregnant mama wouldn't want that!?
Dr. Victoria is one of only four chiropractors on the Treasure Coast certified in the Webster Technique. This specific chiropractic analysis looks at the position of the sacrum in the pelvis. If found to be misaligned causing abnormal nerve function (called a vertebral subluxation), an adjustment is delivered with a goal to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation and sacro-iliac joint dysfunction. This adjustment has been shown to improve neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis. Sacral subluxation may contribute to difficult labor for the mother, called dystocia. Dystocia can be caused by inadequate uterine function, weak or absent pelvic contraction, and/or the baby being in a less-than-ideal position. Correction of sacral subluxation may have a positive effect on all of these causes of dystocia.
At Awaken Chiropractic Center, we empower and educate women to manifest the birth of their dreams.
Your body was designed for this, and we are here to support you on this journey!
Listen as Dr. Jeanne Ohm,
Executive Director of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), and Executive Editor of
Pathways to Family Wellness magazine,
discusses chiropractic in pregnancy for safe births.
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Understanding that the nervous system coordinates and controls all systems in the body (including the intricate hormone system responsible for starting and ending the labor process!), it is important to make sure there are no interruptions in communication between the brain and the body processing the development of new life!
When we check a pregnant woman for subluxation, our focus is on impacting the overall function of her body. Many women experience improvement in energy levels and sleep after an adjustment; others find relief from low back and/or hip pain. When the pelvis is properly aligned, baby has the proper amount of space to move around in the womb, and there is proper nerve flow between the brain and reproductive organs, some women have reported resolution of breech presentation.
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