Pregnancy Care & Postnatal Support
Have a healthy and comfortable pregnancy with chiropractic and acupuncture.
Acupuncture can help prevent miscarriage by promoting overall health and proper circulation throughout the body, ensuring that essential nutrients are passed from mother to baby. Acupuncture throughout pregnancy leads to a quicker smoother labor and a lower rate of medical intervention.
Acupuncture is also effective at easing pregnancy discomforts:
- Anxiety & Depression in Pregnancy
As baby grows the mother’s center of gravity shifts and postural compensations respond accordingly. In addition, the ligament laxity necessary for birthing adds to instability in all of her joints, including her spine and pelvis. Chiropractic adjustments help maintain balance in the body and keep your pelvis mobile and open for birth.
Prenatal chiropractic adjustments not only reduce discomfort during pregnancy but also allow the baby to be in the best position for delivery. When the pelvis is misaligned it may reduce the amount of room for the developing baby to be comfortable and they may seek out a less than optimal position for birth. With a balanced pelvis, babies have a greater chance of moving into the correct position for birth.
Dr Eric is certified in Webster Technique. Webster Technique uses safe and gentle adjustments to the low back and pelvis in a way that limits pressure on the abdomen and baby compared to other chiropractic techniques.
Chiropractic care is also effective at easing pregnancy discomforts:
- Lower back pain
- Groin pain related to the round ligament
- Pain in the glutes
Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can accelerate recovery time and help your body return to a state of hormonal balance.
Some of the postpartum conditions that acupuncture can improve are:
- postpartum depression and anxiety
- decreased energy and vitality
- low milk supply
- hormonal imbalances
- persistent bleeding
- lactation problems
- abdominal pain
- night sweats
Chiropractic care can also help after childbirth. In the weeks following labor and delivery, the ligaments that loosened during pregnancy begin to tighten up again. Making sure everything is in alignment and moving properly during this process is important to properly adapt to the increasing demands on a mother’s body such as carrying car seats or holding an infant that seems to be doubling it’s weight on a daily basis.
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