From our experience working with pregnant women the last 14+ years, many feel that being uncomfortable while pregnant is just par for the course. Just because it is common, does not mean it has to be part of your story. By addressing undue stress on the nervous system many of the issues associated with pregnancy, (sciatica, acid reflux, sleeping challenges, low back pain, pubic symphysis dysfunction, round ligament pain, headaches, rib pain, wrist and foot pain) often improve or resolve under chiropractic care. This allows you more of an opportunity to enjoy this incredibly special time and lays the groundwork for an easier labor and delivery.
The Webster Technique
Dr. Stacey and Dr. Mike are both certified in The Webster Technique, a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment for pregnant mothers. When this technique is utilized consistently, it has been shown to be approximately 85% effective in helping a baby get into the best possible position for birth. This is a gentle technique that respects what is happening in-utero. It does not force anything that is not meant to happen and is safe to use throughout pregnancy.
Now that you have given birth, your body has to adjust to life without a growing baby inside. It has to re-establish its center of gravity and attempt to adapt to the new demands of life and motherhood.
For the next 4 months, your body slowly decreases the hormone relaxin in your system, so there continues to be ligamentous laxity throughout the joints. In addition to this, there are the new sustained, awkward postures of motherhood--looking down for hours each day while feeding the baby, carrying or wearing the baby, bending over to change diapers and pick up the baby, lifting heavy diaper bags and car seats, sleeping in awkward positions and doing all the extra laundry. The list of nervous system stressors on a mom’s body are endless. Add to that hormonal fluctuations and surviving on less sleep and it is easy to see how this could easily leave one feeling overwhelmed.
It takes a village to navigate this journey. Whether it is to support your goals for breastfeeding, provide pain relief, help you get a better night's sleep, show you how to properly carry a car seat or offer emotional support. We consider it an honor to be a part of your community and are here to help. You do not have to go it alone.