Greater Comfort and Safer Births
How can structural chiropractic add comfort?
Structural chiropractic care in pregnancy is an essential choice in your prenatal care. Preexisitng unnoticed deviations and dysfunction in your spine become stressed during pregnancy. These pronounced discomforts make it difficult to perform routine, daily activities.
A large percent of pregnanct women experience secondary conditions such as back pain during pregnancy. This is due to the rapid growth of the baby and an obstruction to the body's normal structural adaptations to that growth.
Structural chiropractic care throughout pregnancy can relieve and even prevent the common discomforts experienced in pregnancy. Specific structural corrective adjustments eliminate the cause of degenerative strain in your spine and pelvis.
Comfort for your baby, too!
As your baby develops, your uterus enlarges to accomodate the rapid growth. So long as the pelvis is in a balanced and structurally correct state, the ligaments connected to the uterus maintain an equalized, supportive suspension for the uterus. If your pelvis is out of balance (structurally dysfunctional) in any way, these ligaments become torqued and twisted, causing a secondary condition known as constraint to your uterus. This constraint limits the space of the developing baby. Any compromised position for the baby throughout pregnancy will affect his or her optimal development. Conditions such as torticollis occur becuase a baby's space was cramped in utero.
If the woman's uterus is constrained as birth approaches, the baby is prevented from getting into the best possible position for birth. Even if the baby is in the desirable head down position, often times constraint in the uterus prevents the baby's head from moving into the ideal presentation for delivery. The head may be slightly tilted off to one side or even more traumatically, present in the posterior or breech position. Any baby position even slightly off during birth will slow down the labor, and add pain and distress to both the mother and baby. Many women have been told that their babies were "too big" or labor "just slowed down" when it was something as simple as the baby's presentation interfering with the normal process and progression. Avoidable interventions are implemented turning a natural process into an operative one.
Qualified and enhancely trained (through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) Doctors of Chiropractic work specifically with your pelvis throughout pregnancy helping to restore a state of balance and structure thus creating an environment for an easier, safer birth.
Preparing for a safer birth.
Dystocia is defined as difficult labor and is something every woman wants to avoid. In addition to the pain and exhaustion caused by long, difficult labors, dystocia leads to multiple medical interventions which may be physically and emotionally traumatic to both you and your baby. Some of these interventions are the administering of pitocin, the use of epidurals, painful episiotomies, forceful pulling on the baby's fragile spine, vacuum extraction, forceps and perhaps even cesarean sections. Each of these procedures carry a high risk of injury to you, your baby or both! However, all of these can be avoided if delivery goes more smoothly to begin with.
When reviewing the obstetric texts, the reported reasons for dystocia are caused by pelvic imbalances and dysfunction and its resulting effects on your uterus and the baby's position. Structural corrective chiropractic care throughout pregnancy restores balance to your pelvic muscles and ligaments and therefore leads to a safer and easier delivery for you and your baby. Additionally, the corrective adjustments reduces neurological degenerative strain allowing your uterus to function at its maximum potential. Published studies have indicated that supportive pregnancy chiropractic care, by a properly trained and qualified doctor, does in fact reduce labor time.
Discover the difference!
More and more mothers are discovering the many benefits associated with specific structural corrective chiropractic care throughout pregnancy. They appreciate our respect for the body's natural design and function. In our Jacksonville office, we offer specific analysis and corrective adjustments for your special needs in pregnancy. You and your baby's continued safety and comfort is primary in our care. This pregnancy, offer yourself the best! Include the many benefits of structural chiropractic pregnancy care has to offer in your prenatal choices. Call our office for your complimentary consultation today!