Pregnancy is an exciting and emotional time for parents. For Mom, in particular, hormonal, physical and emotional changes can leave her feeling fatigued and in discomfort (to say the least).
What`s a Mom to do?
Here is where Chiropractic care can step in and help.
Why Chiropractic care?
A mother`s spine and pelvis undergoes many postural changes to compensate for her growing baby.
Misalignments of the spine (termed: vertebral subluxations) and their subsequent interference to a mother`s nerve system are increased. Chiropractic care helps reduce this stress and create a state of balance in the bones, muscles, and ligaments that support the pelvis and uterus. Proper balance in these structures optimizes maternal health and function as all her systems are properly co-ordinated.
Other potential benefits of regular Chiropractic care during pregnancy:
- Controlling symptoms of nausea
- Reducing labour and delivery times
- Relieving back, neck, and joint pain
- Allowing baby to assume optimal position for labour and delivery
How is this accomplished?
Through the use of the Webster Technique. This is a specific Chiropractic analysis and adjustment for pregnant women. It reduces interference to the mother`s nerve system and optimizes balance of pelvic and uterine structures. This may reduce effects of intra-uterine constraint, allowing the baby to get into the best possible position for birth (thus, increasing Mom`s chances for an easier labour and delivery).
Who should I go see?
Find a Chiropractor in your area who is certified in the Webster Technique through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). They are an organization that trains Chiropractors around the world to confidently and successfully help Moms-to-be have a healthier and happier pregnancy!
Find a doctor here: http://icpa4kids.org/Find-a-Chiropractor/
Chiropractic care may be the missing link in helping you have the pregnancy and birth you always wanted!
- Research has indicated that in first time Moms: labour times were reduced by 25% and in Moms who had given birth before: labour times were reduced by 31%
Dr. Andrea Perricone is the owner of Living Well Family Chiropractic at Yonge & St. Clair. She is certified in the Webster Technique through the ICPA and loves helping families enjoy healthier lives!
1497 Yonge St. Suite 204 · 416-985-1911 · www.drperricone.ca
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