As hormones and normal biomechanics begin to shift throughout your pregnancy, it is not uncommon to experience discomfort with your daily activities. This is because during your pregnancy one of the hormones that increase within your body is called Relaxin, which does exactly what it sounds like it would do, help relax your body slowly through your pregnancy in order to prepare you for the birth of your child. During the birth of the child, the last thing you would want is for your body to be stiff and have no room to allow the baby to pass through safely and easily. While this hormone helps relax the body for the birth of your child, it also helps change the biomechanics of your body in order for you to carry your child better. However, these changes in biomechanics can also lead to the common discomforts such as back pain, knee pain, swelling of the feet, etc. With chiropractic care your experience while pregnant and during your birth, have the potential to be enhanced with gentle and specific chiropractic care.
Chiropractic care in pregnancy is vital to the normal physiological function of both the mother and baby throughout pregnancy and birth. More women and birth providers are discovering the many benefits associated with chiropractic care in pregnancy and recognize this area of expertise through Webster Certification.
The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/ SI joint dysfunction. In doing so, neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is facilitated. (Learn more)
Sacral subluxation may contribute to difficult labor for the mother (i.e., dystocia), caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby mal-presentation. Correction of sacral subluxation may have a positive effect on all of these causes of dystocia.