Pregnancy and Chiropractic Care

Chiropractors can help reduce pain and tension, and improve function in pregnant women by removing subluxations in the spine and pelvis through gentle chiropractic care.

What does a chiropractor monitor and check for during regular prenatal chiropractic visits?

Dr. Ben Rauch: Chiropractors monitor and check for subluxations of the spine and nervous system during regular prenatal chiropractic visits. A pregnant woman is under constant physical and emotional stress during their pregnancy, which can lead to subluxations of the spine, leading to symptoms like sciatica, nausea, and even pelvic pains.

Please explain what the Webster technique is and how it is safe for pregnant women.

Dr. Ben Rauch: Webster’s technique is a specific analysis in chiropractic adjustment with the goal of removing subluxations to the sacroiliac region of the pelvis and spine. The technique was developed to help reduce tension and torsion in specific muscles and ligaments in the pelvis. The Webster’s technique and many other chiropractic techniques are extremely safe for pregnant women because they utilize gentle, specific adjustments to remove those subluxations of the spine and pelvis.

Back pain is very common in pregnant women. How does a chiropractor help alleviate it?

Dr. Ben Rauch: Chiropractors can help reduce pain and improve function in pregnant women by removing subluxations in the spine and pelvis. Subluxations cause interference in the nervous system, which controls and coordinates everything in the body and can be the root cause of where your pain’s coming from.

Could you please explain how chiropractic care throughout pregnancy can contribute to a smoother and less complicated birth and delivery?

Dr. Ben Rauch: Women who receive regular chiropractic care throughout their pregnancies can have smoother and less complicated labors and deliveries because they have an optimally functioning nervous system, in addition to better mobility in their spines and their pelvis. This combination has scientifically shown for faster delivery times and less pain.

Can receiving chiropractic care during pregnancy help the mom’s body recover faster after the baby’s birth, during the postpartum phase?

Dr. Ben Rauch: Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy and after pregnancy can absolutely help a mom’s body in recovering after the baby is born. The birth process is an extremely stressful situation on the body and can lead to subluxations in the spine and dysfunction in our nervous system. With continuous care through pregnancy, the mom will have a better functioning spine and nervous system to handle all that stress.

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