Chiropractic for Pregnancy in Palm Harbor FL?

Chiropractic Palm Harbor FL Pregnant Couple

At our Palm Harbor FL chiropractic clinic we help families build health naturally through holistic chiropractic care and functional medicine. Dr. Gigi is Webster Certified by the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association). Webster is a specific chiropractic technique for pregnancy that releases tension to the ligaments and uterus, allowing for baby to move freely and assume the best possible position for birth.

Regular chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy not only help with pain relief but also can help ensure a safe pregnancy, a more pleasant labor, and a healthier birth.

Benefits of prenatal adjustments:

  • Ease of pregnancy symptoms such as back pain, pubic bone pain, and sciatica.
  • Better positioning of the baby for delivery. When the mom's spine and hips are out of alignment, the baby can end up sideways, breech, or posterior, none of which are ideal for birth.
  • Heightened immune system for both mom and baby to allow the body to heal itself.
  • Shortened delivery. With an ideal position of the baby and the proper alignment of the mom's skeletal structure, chiropractic can help decrease the duration of labor.

Prenatal Chiropractic in Palm Harbor FL

During pregnancy, a woman’s body is undergoing a number of different changes to accommodate the growing baby. As the baby grows, a mother’s center of gravity shifts to the front of her pelvis, resulting in added stress and discomfort in the lower back and the various joints of the pelvis. At the peak of pregnancy, resulting from the associated weight gain, the curve in the lower back (lordotic curve) can increase to the point of causing a serious impact on the vertebral joints, the sacrum, and the hip joints.

The nerves that travel to all other parts of the body have their origin in the spine. When the spine is compressed, these nerves can become irritated causing the pain to radiate to other areas of the body. Sciatica is a condition commonly stimulated by pregnancy, involving pain that radiates from the lower back all the way down the legs.

If a previous issue exists with the alignment of the spine, and there has been a history of lower back problems, pregnancy will often aggravate the condition. Pregnancy can cause the spine to become misaligned to the point that it does not simply go back into place once the pregnancy is complete. This can make the tasks that become necessary once the child is born, such as carrying a baby on your front or back, breastfeeding, and bending over to lift and pick things up, painfully difficult.

Prenatal Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic practitioners can provide safe and effective personalized care throughout your pregnancy and in the postpartum period. A thorough examination will determine the best treatment to address your discomfort and prepare the body for the height of pregnancy and childbirth. There are specialized adjustment methods to accommodate pregnancy. These treatments may reduce the need for pain medications throughout the delivery as well as help to reduce labor time. Follow-up treatments can assist in realigning the body after the pregnancy and speed up the transition to a healthy post-pregnancy body.

If you are curious about how chiropractic can help you with your pregnancy call our team at Ignite Chiropractic & Wellness today. We are here to help.