Improving the health and wellness of women who are pregnant or trying to conceive is something we have a great affection for.
Our chiropractors are trained to work with women who are pregnant. Pregnancy care is safe for both mom and baby, and working with pregnant women is something we do all the time here at SouthCare Chiropractic.
In fact, our own Dr. Dave Helmkay has taken a specific interest in prenatal and postnatal care. This has lead him to take on rigorous additional and ongoing training, including becoming certified in the well-known Webster Technique.
In addition to providing chiropractic adjustments, we can also provide you with exercises and stretches that are safe to use during pregnancy.
There are many benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy, such as:
During pregnancy, there are several physiological and endocrinological (hormonal) changes that occur in preparation for creating the environment for the developing baby.
Common examples include:
These changes often result in a misaligned spine or joints. Regular chiropractic adjustments during the course of pregnancy can help relieve the stress caused by the changing body.
Another reason to obtain chiropractic care during pregnancy is to establish pelvic balance and alignment.
When the pelvis is misaligned, it may:
The nervous system is the master communication system to all the body systems — including the reproductive system. Keeping the spine aligned helps the entire body work more effectively.
Dr. David Helmkay is certified in the “Webster Technique” — a chiropractic adjustment designed specifically for pregnant women — by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA).
The Webster Technique, discovered by Dr. Larry Webster in 1978, was developed as a pelvic adjustment designed to potentially improve birth outcomes by establishing neuro-biomechanical balance of pelvic muscles and ligaments.
In other words, the Webster Technique is a health care option that supports natural childbirth by facilitating easier, safer deliveries through chiropractic adjustment.
Seeking the care of a chiropractor certified in the Webster Technique may have very positive effects on birth outcome. If you are interested in learning more, we encourage you to make an appointment with Dr. Helmkay.
When the baby arrives, improper carrying, lifting, and feeding techniques can lead to imbalances and pain throughout your back.
In addition to providing adjustments to remove the pain-causing interference, we can coach you on proper techniques to avoid future injuries and pain.
The birthing process is traumatic for the baby and small injuries can be missed. These injuries may cause the new baby to eat poorly, to have difficulty latching, to limit their head movement, or to cry endlessly.
Our chiropractors are trained to examine the baby for these birthing-related injuries. We often find that both mom AND baby are much happier after a few quick adjustments!