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Pregnancy & Chiropractic

Adjusting women through pregnancy is one of the most rewarding parts of a chiropractor's work, because a healthier pregnancy means an easier labor and delivery, and a better transition for the baby into this valuable life.
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Maggie Warta

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Pregnancy & Chiropractic Adjusting women through pregnancy is one of the most rewarding parts of a chiropractor's work, because a healthier pregnancy means an easier labor and delivery, and a better transition for the baby into this valuable life. Protruding abdomen and increased lumbar curve
Pelvic changes including ligament laxity
Postural adaptations Keeping the spine aligned helps the entire body work more effectively.
Why should I have chiropractic care during pregnancy?
General Low Back Pain 50-70% of all pregnant women experience back pain during their pregnancy.
31% of pregnant women use alternative therapies such as massage, yoga and chiropractic.

Back pain may be experienced during any point of pregnancy but most common as the baby's weight increases.
Can disrupt daily activities and a good night's sleep.
Due to: increase in hormones, center of gravity changes, poor posture, weak core musculature & stress.
How can you prevent or minimize back pain during pregnancy?
Exercise to help strengthen your back and abdomen.
Squat instead of bending when picking something up.
Avoid high heels
Sleep on your side
Get plenty of rest
Visit your CHIROPRACTOR!!!




Webster's Technique Pregnant women with 3rd tri breech are almost invariably offered a C-section and/or external cephalic version.
Increasingly, women are resorting to alternative care perhaps in an effort to regain control in the decision process.
Chiropractors utilize the Webster's Technique in turning breech babies... Has been found to be very effective when intrauterine constraint keeps the baby from its best possible position for birth.
Constraint is usually due to mother's musculoskeletal factors and imbalances.
Imbalances that occur in pelvic structures, muscles and ligaments.

Other Alternatives for Intrauterine Constraint include: Moxibustion
Ginger paste
Homeopathic remedies
Fetal acoustic stimulation
hypnosis
Yoga Body 100% = Baby 100% This is accomplished by working with the nervous system--the communication system between your brain and body.
Keeping a pregnant mother healthy and well aligned provides an easier labor and delivery.
The best transition for a baby is the chiropractic way.
Then we can transition baby into a well developed life and healthy adult. Future Topics for upcoming Health Talks: Infertility
breastfeeding
Nutrition
Vaccines
Birthing options
Family Wellness
Exercise for the Pregnant Mom We will keep you informed on upcoming dates! We are open to suggestions for future topics. Borggren, Cara L. (2007). Pregnancy and chiropractic: a narrative review of the literature. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 6, 70-74.

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