Chiropractic and Pregnancy
The Good and the Bad
Prenatal care is crucial to the health of mom and baby. Your care, much like your pregnancy, is broken down into three trimesters. As your pregnancy progresses, you will experience things that you did not expect. Perhaps you have symptoms that are uncomfortable or cause you not to function the way you are used to or would like to.
- First Trimester: You may have morning sickness, breast tenderness, fatigue, and emotional mood swings.
- Second Trimester: Your baby is going through a growth spurt. You may begin to notice increased back pain, breast enlargement, mid-back pain, or maybe even sciatica-pain down one or both of your legs.
- Third Trimester: Your body goes through the greatest physical changes of pregnancy. Your center of gravity changes EVERY day. What does that mean for your back? For some pregnant women it means back pain or sciatica while others may experience groin pain or pubic symphysis pain.
Chiropractic care is a safe, natural, and effective way to help with morning sickness, sciatica, low back pain, mid-back pain, growing pains and so much more. Correcting joints of the spine or extremities that are not moving properly will give you relief from the uncomfortable and sometimes painful symptoms.
At Body and Balance Chiropractic, Dr. Eyssa is certified in the Webster Technique and utilizes this tool with all of her pregnant patients. The Webster Technique focuses on the pelvis, sacrum and round ligaments. First, the pelvis and sacrum are realigned. Then, Dr. Elyssa works to decrease the tightness in the round ligaments that go from your pelvis to your uterus. When the sacrum is realigned and the round ligaments are no longer stretched and tight, the uterus is able to be balanced which allows for optimal positioning. This extra amount of space given by proper spinal mechanics gives the baby much more room to move about and get into the best position for birth.
To learn more about chiropractic care during your pregnancy contact Dr. Elyssa today and schedule a consultation at www.BodyandBalanceChiropractic.com.