At River’s Edge Chiropractic, we specialize in offering chiropractic care for expecting mothers. During the various stages of your pregnancy and labor, your spine is subjected to an extreme amount of stress. The center of gravity shifts forward and the substantial weight that you gain will add stress to the spine of the expecting mother. This will lead to headaches, lower back pain, insomnia, nausea and other symptoms that can interfere with the quality of the mother’s life.
Furthermore, a spine that is misaligned, stressed or worn out can result in complications during the delivery of the child. This can lead to a painful delivery as well as problems with the positioning of the baby. A study performed by the American Medical Association concluded that women who got chiropractic treatment during their pregnancy were able to carry and deliver their baby with far more comfort.
Dealing with shifting weight, imbalance and pain & discomfort from a taxed nervous system are prime reasons for the need of chiropractic care for pregnant women. Dr. Melissa McCue, DC is an expert at delivering high-quality chiropractic services for expecting mothers from day one of pregnancy to birth – and beyond.
The Webster Technique was designed to help remove subluxations in pregnant women and restore balance to the pelvic area through adjustments and relaxation of special ligaments in the pelvic girdle. This helps to relieve the pressure and stress that can be placed on the pelvic area during pregnancy & childbirth and it also helps with optimal fetal positioning.
Chiropractic care for expecting mothers includes adjustments and manipulations designed to maintain proper pelvic balance & alignment and to cut down on complications to help ensure a smooth delivery. Natural pain relief is also a key benefit as all medications can cross the placenta and have negative effects on your soon to be bundle of joy!
At River’s Edge Chiropractic we also provide our patients with the option of receiving pregnancy massages from our massage therapist. These massages utilize a comfortable, secure side-laying position for the expected mother in order to avoid undue pressure on the lower back and the growing abdomen.
Benefits to pregnancy massage include blood pressure control, strengthened immunity system, anxiety and depression reduction, stretch mark prevention, better sleep and many more.