Pregnancy and Chiropractic
Hormonal and gravitational changes during pregnancy can create structural misalignments in the spine that may lead to unwanted symptoms for the pregnant mother and poor positioning of the baby. Our goal is to ensure proper spinal alignment so that mom can feel her best and baby can have optimal development. We want you to have the best pregnancy, delivery, and birth possible.
The nervous system controls and coordinates every function in the body including the development of the growing baby. When structural misalignments occur, the efficiency of the nervous system decreases. In order to have the healthiest pregnancy possible, the nervous system needs to be working at its optimal ability. Chiropractic care restores normal function to the nervous system by correcting any structural misalignments so that mom can have the healthiest pregnancy possible.
Proper structural alignment of the pelvis is crucial for normal positioning of the baby. Any structural misalignments in the pelvis can create torsion of the uterus. This torsion can prevent the baby from moving freely, which can affect the baby’s ability to position itself ideally for birth. Having a baby in a breech, transverse, or posterior position can make labor more challenging or even necessitate a c-section. Longer and more challenging labors often lead to more medical intervention during labor and delivery. Dr. Oleston is certified in the Webster Technique, which is specifically designed to align the pelvis in pregnant women, reduce uterine torsion, and help baby move to the optimal position for birth.
More and more women are using chiropractic care during pregnancy to improve their health and the health of their babies. Research shows that women who are under chiropractic care benefit from shorter and less complicated labors and a better overall birth experience.