Whether this is your first or you are a veteran parent, the news that you are expecting is exciting, and sometimes overwhelming. The Wellpath Center team is privileged to work with many expectant families. Chiropractic care during pregnancy is safe, gentle and offers many advantages to the mother and her unborn child.
Prenatal chiropractic care can alleviate some of the pain caused by pregnancy, such as back and hip pain, by restoring balance to your pelvic muscles and ligaments, leading to safer deliveries for you and your baby.
Dr. Charlie is Webster's Technique certified. The Webster Technique specifically addresses the baby’s position, and assesses the mom’s nervous system, ligaments and pelvic muscles to reduce or remove constraints for the fetus, allowing the baby to get into the best possible position for birth.
Results of a survey of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, Inc. were reported in 2001, in which chiropractors recorded 112 cases of breech. Of these, 102 of the babies turned properly after the Webster Technique was performed—a success rate of nearly 92%.
Once your child is born
Post delivery is an optimal time to see your chiropractor for a follow up visit, and schedule a first visit for your new baby. Gentle and minimal nudges can help the infant grow sturdy and strong, and at the very least, a new mother will benefit from having her posture realigned. A massage may also be desired, simply because you deserve to be pampered, or to ease residual soreness and tension of pregnancy and delivery.