Chiropractic is the natural choice for pregnant women – because it is a completely drug free healing art. As hormones change in pregnancy so do the joints and ligaments of the body. Weight gain and physical changes take a toll on the spine. This is why many women experience back or leg pain during pregnancy. The spine is intimately related to nervous system function. Good spinal health through chiropractic can improve overall wellbeing for you and your baby!
Studies show that women who have regular chiropractic care throughout their pregnancies experience shorter labors and report greater overall satisfaction with their birth experiences. Additionally we offer sessions for mothers and partners to explore spinal exercises, relaxation positions and techniques for labor childbirth.
Breech presentation (baby is not positioned head down for birth) is a leading cause for many Ceserean Sections. The Webster Technique is a gentle, non invasive chiropractic technique that is performed in our office. The doctors of Family Chiropractic use this alternative to reduce stress on the spinal and pelvic structures as well as the musculature that supports the uterus. Our doctors are pleased to work hand in hand with midwives and obstetricians to create the best possible outcomes and experiences for mothers, babies and families.
Dr. Jessica is a natural childbirth educator and has been attending and assisting in labor and birth since 2001.
What is a Doula?
A doula is a woman experienced in childbirth who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before and during labor and immediately after birth. A doula can help prepare and carry out plans for birth, as well as facilitate communication between mother and birth attendants. Help with early infant bonding and breastfeeding support is essential as well. Birth is a natural, normal and wonderful experience, and one that a woman will remember for the rest of her life!