Chiropractic for Pregnant Mother and Baby

ChiropracticChiropractic care is crucial for the pregnant mother and baby.  The mother's spine and pelvis undergo many changes to compensate for the growing baby, therefore  the risk of interference to her nervous system is increased.  Specific chiropractic care throughout pregnancy enhances the nervous system function, providing greater health potential for both mother and baby.  If the pelvic muscles and ligaments are unbalanced, the uterus will torque and create intrauterine constraint.  This will restrict the baby's position and adversely affects it's developing spine and cranium.  This may also prevent the baby from assuming the best possible position for birth (breech).

The Webster Technique is a gentle yet effective chiroprctic adjustment that balances the pelvis and allows for a more normal position of the baby for birth.  This technique has a high success rate in allowing babies in the breech position to go into the normal head down position.  Only a few chiropractors have obtained certification in the Webster Technique with additional study in the unique needs of pregnancy care. Dr Coogan is certified in the Webster technique and is a member if the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association.  

 

 

Chi.ro.prac.tic
n.
A system of therapy in which disease is considered the result of abnormal function of the nervous system. The method of treatment usually involves manipulation of the spinal column and other body structures.