Pregnancy Chiropractor Madison, AL

Here at Legacy Health Chiropractic we love serving women before, during and after their pregnancy. For women who are looking to become pregnant, chiropractic care can help to promote more regular menstrual cycles and restore proper uterine function.

 

Once conception is achieved, specific adjustments can improve mother's balance, pelvis alignment and flexibility. The Proper alignment of the pelvis is essential for the normal position of the baby and an easier delivery. In addition, mothers who receive chiropractic care during pregnancy report less low back discomfort and relief of pregnancy symptoms such as:

  • Morning Sickness

  • Acid Reflux

  • Digestive Issues

  • Sleep Problems

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Webster Technique Madison, AL

Dr. Hart specializes in The Webster Technique, a chiropractic technique that is used to prevent in-utero constraint and assist the baby in finding the ideal position for birth. Mothers who receive chiropractic care throughout their whole pregnancy report less traumatic births and far easier and shorter deliveries. They also report more consistent contractions, which help the baby move  easily through the birth canal.

Stress can occur for both mother and child during labor and delivery. When misalignments in the spine occur in infants, it can result in different symptoms and dysfunction. Utilizing neurologically based chiropractic care, many parents have reported improvement or resolution of their children's symptoms associated with:

  • Breastfeeding/Baby's Latch

  • Ear infections

  • Colic

  • Acid reflux

  • Torticolis

  • Bedwetting

  • Respiratory difficulties

  • Asthma

  • Allergies

  • Learning disabilities

  • And many other problems

Why choose chiropractic care during pregnancy?

 

A quicker more comfortable labor and better positioning for delivery are just a few of the reasons why women turn to chiropractic care during pregnancy. Treatment is also supportive for those wishing to have a drug-free vaginal birth with as few interventions as possible. Regular chiropractic adjustments can also address common complaints such as headaches, back and leg pain. The Webster Technique centers on applying strategic, gentle pressure to the pelvis which restores alignment and causes the uterus to relax. As a result, a baby can find more room to turn heads-down and mom can find greater comfort. Feeling good during pregnancy can help mom keep up her normal routine, exercise regimen and regular range of motion. All of these factors contribute to a greater chance of a birth with fewer (or no!) medical interventions.

 

Pregnant women around the world who are looking to give themselves the best possible chances of reducing discomfort before and during labor without drugs or surgery turn to the Webster Technique. This mode of care is appropriate for pregnant women no matter what type of birth plan you have in mind and will be useful in any setting -- homebirth, birth center or hospital.

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What should you expect?

Your appointments with your doctor will be something you’ll look forward to. It is our goal that each appointment brings physical comfort and an emotional sense of ease.

 

Before your adjustment begins, your doctor will always discuss with you any updates to your overall health, pregnancy, and any new sensations or symptoms. After the initial assessment and one-on-one discussion, you can expect your chiropractor to complete your adjustment using a specially modified table to allow space for your growing belly and other pillows or supports for your comfort. These appointments are slightly longer than a typical adjustment appointment and include targeted massage as well. Your appointment is customized for exactly what your body needs in the moment, and for what baby needs to be well positioned for birth. 

 

Above all, treatment with the Webster Technique is gentle and safe.

 

When should I start chiropractic care during pregnancy?

 

No matter what point you’re at in your pregnancy, it is not too late to begin treatment. However, the earlier our doctors can see you the better. Releasing the stress building on your pelvis and uterine structures will be essential in helping you remain comfortable and active as long as possible up to the baby’s birth.

 

If you’re aware that your baby is in breech position, please contact us to be seen as soon as possible. The later in the pregnancy you wait, the larger the baby is and the more effort will be required to get them to turn to a heads-down position. That said, it can be possible to encourage a baby to turn as late as the 38th or 39th week of pregnancy with the help of a certified Webster practitioner.

 

Chiropractic care can also be supportive during the preconception phase. Because chiropractic care improves the function of the nervous system, which is linked to the reproductive system, benefits to care can include a return to regular menstrual cycles and a better functioning uterine system. 

Ultimately, making the time for chiropractic care during pregnancy is a gift you can give not just to yourself, but that will benefit your newest family member as well. 

If you have any doubts at all, please don’t hesitate to be in touch with our Madison Chiropractic office or to discuss your care plan with your midwife or obstetrician. Chiropractic care using the Webster Technique is well established and known to safely deliver consistent positive results for pregnant women. 

Our Webster Technique trained doctors at Legacy Health Chiropractic in Madison, AL, are ready and willing to support you on your journey to as quick and comfortable a birth as possible.