Frequently Asked Questions About Pregnancy and Chiropractic:
Will adjustments hurt my baby?
No, of course not. This is a common concern among parents who mistakenly think their child will receive adjustments like the ones they receive. Not only are adjusting techniques modified for each person’s size and unique spinal problem, an infant’s spine rarely has the long-standing muscle tightness seen in adults. This makes the energy needed to adjust a child’s spine considerably less than that required for an adult.
Will adjustments make my spine too loose?
No. Only the spinal joints that are “locked up” receive adjustments. This allows weakened muscles and ligaments to stabilize and heal.
Pregnancy is natural. Why would I need chiropractic?
Being born is a natural phenomenon. It’s what we’ve done to the birth process that has become increasingly suspect. A newborn’s introduction to the world is often accompanied by a severe drop in temperature, loud noises and other insensitivities. The administering of drugs and anesthesia can also have a profound effect on a newborn.
Will my medical doctor approve?
First, you don’t need anyone’s approval to seek a chiropractic opinion about health issues affecting your child. The judgment of another health care expert is always helpful in the decision-making process. But medical practitioners keeping up with the latest pediatric chiropractic research are starting to understand the value of this natural, drug-free approach to better health.
What does my spine have to do with my baby?
Pregnancy may be one of the best times to receive chiropractic care. While it’s always good to have an optimally functioning nervous system, it’s especially helpful now. Both mother and baby can benefit. Adjusting methods are adapted to a mother’s size, weight and condition. During this period of weight gain and hormonal changes, many mothers seek chiropractic care. Some report shorter and easier births.
What is the Webster Technique?
The Webster Technique is defined as a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment that reduces interference to the nerve system and facilitates biochemical balance in pelvic structures, muscles and ligaments. This has been shown to reduce the effects of intrauterine constraint, allowing the baby to get into the best possible position for birth.