Many women do not recognize the profound benefits of Chiropractic in their health and well being. It is no surprise then that they would not consider it in their pregnancy. However, research has shown that getting adjusted by a chiropractor during pregnancy can make for an easier birth. How? When the pelvis is in proper alignment the uterus which is attached is also in the optimal position. The baby can move more freely and incidence of breech presentations are reduced. Proper position and alignment of the pelvis also creates a better opening for delivery. Women often experience less pain and discomfort throughout their pregnancy as a result of a properly functioning nervous system. When there is proper flow of energy from the brain and spinal cord in the mother, hormones balance properly, circulation improves, and energy to the baby is increased nourishing its cells and developing body.
The benefits of chiropractic in pregnancy reach far and are only just beginning to be understood. However, one thing is for certain, you can be guaranteed an increase in awareness and greater experience of connectedness to your child throughout your pregnancy. Contrary to popular belief hospital births are not necessarily safer than home births. Although America is #1 in emergency care, we are 30th in the world for successful birthing in developed countries. Frequent medical intervention can slow the birth process and often leads to unwanted caesarian surgery. Find out more about home birthing with a local midwife for a safer, more empowering, and more natural birth. Know your birthing options and other possible experiences you can have during birth and pregnancy.
Dr. Haley Thompson is certified in the Webster Technique. In regards to pregnant mothers, Dr. Webster reported that when a mother sought care and her baby was in a breech position, the restoration of pelvic neuro-biomechanics with this adjustment also frequently facilitated optimal fetal positioning. There are cases published in the chiropractic literature that support this theory. More research is currently underway by the ICPA.
For more information visit: Webster ICPA