Dr Kimberly works specifically with your pelvis throughout pregnancy to restore a state of balance and create an environment for an easier, safer delivery.

During pregnancy, your body changes to adapt for your developing baby.

  • Protruding abdomen and increased back curve
  • Pelvic changes
  • Postural adaptations
chart of spine for pregnant women at Murfreesboro Chiropractor Stones River Chiropractic
Photo of Dr. Kimberly Dawes working on a pregnant woman

These compensations to your spine and pelvis during pregnancy are likely to cause an imbalance to your pelvic muscles and ligaments.

The woman’s pelvis supports her growing uterus with specific ligaments. When the pelvic bones are balanced, the uterus is able to enlarge symmetrically with the growing baby. If the bones of the pelvis are out of alignment, or subluxated, this will directly affect the way the uterus will be supported.

Unequal ligament support of the uterus will torque the uterus thus reducing the maximum amount of room for the developing baby. The term used to describe this is intrauterine constraint. This constraint restricts the baby’s movement and eventual optimal positioning.

Dr. Kimberly will perform adjustments to restore balance to your pelvis and its supporting muscles and ligaments. In addition, these adjustments remove interference to the nervous system thus allowing your uterus to function at its maximum potential.


Dr. Kimberly Dawes is Certified in the Webster Technique.