Pregnancy Chiropractic Services in Cobleskill

Pregnancy

Chiropractic Care for a Safer and Healthier Pregnancy and Natural Alleviation of Headaches, Back Pain & Nausea

Progressive Chiropractic offers chiropractic care for expecting mothers. A healthier you means a healthier baby and an easier pregnancy. Your body goes through various stages and trials during pregnancy and labor. Your body must adapt to extreme change and stress. After all, it has to constantly adjust itself to bear the growing weight of another person over a short time frame of just nine months. The body gravity shifts forward and substantial weight gain adds stress to the spine of the expecting mother. This stress frequently causes lower back pain, headaches and migraines, nausea, insomnia, and other symptoms that can wreak havoc on your quality of life.

Many pregnant women complain of lower back pain during pregnancy. This is often caused by not being able to adapt to the weight shift that must be balanced by an overworked spine and support system. How well your body adapts to pregnancy, is how smooth and uncomplicated your delivery is going to be. Your brain and nervous system is in charge of adapting an id needed a chiropractic adjustment restores the brain and body to more normal adaption. A body that is stressed, misaligned, adapting poorly, and worn out can result in complications during delivery – resulting in anything from a painful delivery to problems with positioning the baby correctly. Hopefully you were in good shape before you were pregnant. Progressive Chiropractic recommends that is possible to begin an assessment and if needed chiropractic care for both the future mom and dad before getting pregnant.

Shifting weight, imbalance and pain & discomfort from a taxed nervous system are important reasons for the need of chiropractic care for pregnant women. Progressive Chiropractic and Dr. Bryan Ludwig are experts at delivering high-quality chiropractic services for expecting mothers from day one of pregnancy to birth – and beyond.

Webster Technique for Pregnant Women

Imagine a hot air balloon (uterus) suspended by cables (ligaments) to your basket (pelvis). The Webster Technique was designed to help remove subluxations in pregnant women and restore balance to the pelvic area through adjustments and relaxation of special ligaments in the pelvic girdle. This helps to relieve the pressure and stress that can be placed on the pelvic area during pregnancy & childbirth and it also helps with optimal fetal positioning.

Pregnancy Care

Chiropractic care for expecting mothers includes adjustments designed to maintain proper pelvic balance & alignment and to cut down on complications to help ensure a smooth delivery. Pain relief results from removing friction points, normalizing nerve function and body structural alignment.

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Progressive Chiropractic Can Help

According to the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics in the July/August 2002 edition, the Webster Technique was successful in 82% of the cases.
In-Utero Constraint happens when misalignments occurring in the pelvis may cause the uterus to twist and pull, tightening the muscles of the uterine wall. When this happens, the baby can no longer move and may become stuck in the wrong or unnatural position. This position may cause compression or twisting of the baby’s neck and spine.

Breech
In the breech position, the baby is being compressed and pressure from above is pushing down on his or her neck.

Transverse
In the transverse position, your baby is receiving neck, middle back, pelvis pressure or strain which may lead to postural scoliosis.

Brow or Facial
In the brow or facial position, your baby has severe unnatural neck stretching which may lead to birth trauma

The doctor of chiropractic has been trained to gently examine and care for your baby. If your baby has suffered any strain or spinal trauma due to his or her fetal position, your family chiropractor may be able to help avoid any long term effects.
The brain, spine, and nerves make up the nervous system, which is the master controller of all your infant’s bodily systems. A healthy nervous system is what controls the development of all your baby’s systems including sensory, processing and milestones.
Any spinal strain or trauma caused by in-utero constraint or birth trauma can affect the nervous system, cause a subluxation and may result either in no symptoms or in secondary symptoms such as; colic, reflux, ear aches, constipation, torticollis, etc.
According to the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), The Webster Technique is defined as a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment that reduces interference to the nerve system and facilitates biomechanical balance in pelvis structures, muscles and ligaments. This has been shown to reduce the effects of intrauterine constraint, allowing the baby to get into the best possible position for birth. At no time should this technique be interpreted as an obstetric, ‘breech turning’ technique.
The majority of women who have had the Webster Technique performed, report no pain or discomfort at all. Occasionally, there may be some soreness in the surrounding muscles, ligaments, and joints similar to that of a massage.
This technique is very safe and is performed on pregnant women in all stages of pregnancy; including up to the day of delivery.
There is no exact timeframe as this varies from patient to patient; as there are many factors that affect this. It is possible for the technique to make a noticeable change within the first few visits and sometimes it may take a couple of weeks. It is better to go into a pregnancy in good shape but it still has benefits later on.
At Progressive Chiropractic we we understand that ALL pregnant women should have their spine analyzed by a chiropractor certified in the Webster Technique so they can be evaluated for any sacral misalignment and any interference within their nerve system. So the answer is, as soon as possible. If you are thinking of getting pregnant, you and your partner should begin care now.
It is NEVER too late. As soon as you find out the baby is in the breech position, you should contact a chiropractor certified in the Webster Technique. The earlier you begin, the more successful the Webster Technique is.

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