Chiropractic care during pregnancy is a vital part of ensuring the normal physiological function of both the mother and baby throughout the pregnancy and birth process. More women and birth providers are discovering the many benefits associated with chiropractic care during pregnancy, and many are seeking out practitioners who have been certified in the Webster Technique.

Here’s everything you need to know about this important aspect of prenatal care.

The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment that reduces interference to the nervous system. This technique was developed by Dr. Larry Webster, founder of the International Federation of Chiropractors in Pediatrics, in order to improve nerve system function in pregnant women. When applied properly, the Webster Technique balances pelvic muscles and ligaments, reduces torsion to the uterus, and allows optimal fetal positioning.

Why is Chiropractic Care Important During Pregnancy? There are many reasons why pregnant women may seek out chiropractic care, including but not limited to: relief from back pain, sciatica, headaches, neck pain, nausea/vomiting, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, pubic symphysis pain, round ligament pain, diastasis recti (abdominal separation), and stress reduction. In addition to providing relief from common discomforts experienced during pregnancy, regular chiropractic adjustments can also help to prevent potential complications such as intrauterine constraint (restriction of the baby’s movement within the uterus), breech presentation (when the baby is positioned bottom-down instead of head-down), and cephalopelvic disproportion (when the baby’s head is too large to pass through the mother’s pelvis). For these reasons, it is recommended that expectant mothers receive chiropractic care throughout their pregnancies.

How often should I see a Chiropractor during Pregnancy? The frequency of visits will be different for every woman based on her individual needs. Some women may only need to be seen once or twice during their pregnancies while others may benefit from weekly or biweekly visits. Your certified chiropractor will work with you to determine how often you should be seen based on your

specific situation.

Chiropractic care during pregnancy is an important part of ensuring a smooth and healthy pregnancy for both mother and child. If you’re pregnant and considering seeking out chiropractic care, be sure to look for a practitioner who has been certified in the Webster Technique. With regular visits throughout your pregnancy, you can enjoy greater comfort and peace of mind knowing that you’re doing everything you can to ensure a healthy pregnancy for you and your baby.

Take The First Step

If you’re pregnant and want to relieve pain and experience a more comfortable pregnancy, let us here at First Steps Chiropractic help you. We specialize in Pregnancy Chiropractic care as well as newborn, child, and adult Chiropractic. We operate in a state-of-the-art facility equipped with the most advanced chiropractic tools and technology.

Located in Hayden, Idaho, we enjoy serving those in the Coeur d’Alene area and the surrounding communities. If you’re in the area and are looking for chiropractic care, schedule an appointment with us today! We look forward to helping you live a healthier and balanced life!