Chiropractic and Pregnancy {Guest Post with Spa City Chiropractic}

chiropracticWhy would a pregnant woman need chiropractic care? This is a question I hear often, and it made me realize that many pregnant women don’t know that chiropractic care is a safe and natural option for them.

During pregnancy, a woman’s center of gravity changes.  As the belly grows, more stress is placed on the pelvis and low back.  As the pregnancy continues, the breasts also grow, and this puts more stress upon the upper back and neck.  The natural curves in the spine become accentuated.  Along with an ever changing posture, several hormones are introduced into the body to make the ligaments of the pelvis more relaxed and prepare the body for labor.  During all of these changes, the women’s body tries to adapt.  If there are muscular imbalances, or joint restrictions, pain can become an issue.

Chiropractic care during pregnancy can help to reduce the stress on the women’s body.  It helps to restore the proper movement and function of the joints, muscles, ligaments, and nerves of the body.  Allows for proper adaptation to the changes that occur during the prenatal and postnatal period.  Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy can also result in a safer and easier birth by providing balance in the pelvis and surrounding structures and the nervous system.

Webster technique, is one of the gentle chiropractic techniques geared towards pregnant women.  This technique further aids in pelvic alignment and function, allows more room for baby to grow and develop, and can promote proper positioning of the baby to prepare for birth.

At Spa City Chiropractic, my philosophy is that pregnancy shouldn't be painful, but it should be a joyous and beautiful experience for mom, baby, and the rest of the family.  I'm here to help you have and create an enjoyable pregnancy, labor, and postpartum period.  I know that moms have the weight of the world on their shoulders, chiropractic care can help take some of the load off.

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Dr. Ashley Seaver is the owner and chiropractor at Spa City Chiropractic.  She has a passion for helping moms-to-be have a healthy and enjoyable pregnancy from preconception through postpartum, and is also passionate about helping babies and children thrive through chiropractic care.  She attended Logan College of Chiropractic, and has been trained through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.  She resides in Saratoga, and loves spending her free time enjoying the outdoors, and all that Saratoga has to offer.

 

If you have any further questions about chiropractic care during pregnancy, please send Ashley an email at spacitychiro@gmail.com, or give the office a call at 518-290-0772.