Chiropractic Care for the Expectant Mother

Often, expectant mothers find themselves in a heap of pain.  Pregnancy discomfort can come from a misaligned pelvis, sacrum and vertebrae, or spasms of the ligaments that support the uterus and help hold the pelvis together.  Stones River Chiropractic is here to offer alternatives to being in agony during your pregnancy.  Our Dr. Kimberly Dawes is highly trained in adjusting women who need relief from the aches and pains of pregnancy.

As a woman’s weight increases, her center of gravity shifts outward, allowing the body to compensate towards the back.  The ligaments become more lenient, leading to the instability of all joints, especially the spine and pelvis.  In the meantime, the spinal and pelvic misalignment add stress to the mom’s nervous system, impairing vital systems and organs that support mama and baby. Chiropractors can help by removing stress and subluxations from the spinal cord, steering the body to function as a normal unit.

Another problem that pregnant women may come across is intrauterine constraint.  This is uneven pulling on the uterine ligaments.  Some ladies tend to favor on one side more than the other.  Intrauterine constraint may compromise the fetal positioning, which can lead to breech or a posterior positioning of baby.  As soon as a woman finds out her baby could be breech it is time for her to seek the help of a trained professional who specializes in the Webster Technique.

Webster Technique is performed by realigning the sacral and pelvic bones.  This is a non-pharmaceutical, zero negative side effects way of helping a mother reach her comfort levels and turning her child to be in the vertex position.  The important thing to remember is that when receiving the news your baby may be breech, you want to visit a chiropractor immediately.  This gives the doctor more than a few visits to get things moving and turning.