We’re very fortunate to be located near the Magnolia Birth Center. We have a lot of women come through for gentle chiropractic care during pregnancy. What kind of spinal issues can arise during pregnancy?
The thing about pregnancy is your body releases a hormone called relaxin. This allows for the rapid growth of the baby and allows your body to expand, move, and shift. At no other time in your life do you grow that much in only nine months. That rapid growth affects your body. Bones have to move and ligaments have to shift, which can also cause a lot of pain during pregnancy.
We have a lot of women come in with pubic pain, low back pain, and even some rib pain. We’ve been able to help women through pregnancy using very specific and very gentle chiropractic adjustments. Not only am I certified through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, I am also Webster Certified. We use Websters with lot of our pregnant women as a very gentle, very effective technique that keeps the pelvis in good alignment.
When your body releases relaxin, it allows the pelvis to widen so the baby can move through the pelvis at birth. Relaxin stretches your pubic symphysis, which is why one of most common complaints from pregnant women is pubic and groin pain. The Webster technique helps women get through pregnancy with less pain.
We also look at the alignment of the lower spine, the upper spine, and your neck. When you’re pregnant, you want to be in the best health you can be. You want to put the best food in your body, move around (and maybe exercise) a little. Basically, you want your system to be as healthy as possible so that birth will go well and your baby will be healthy.
If you’re experiencing pain during pregnancy, I really recommend checking out chiropractic to ease that pain. If you have any questions for me, just give me a call or send me an email. I would be happy to help you.