Pregnancy is a time of amazing changes in a woman's body as her uterus expands to care for her growing baby. When pregnant, the mother must adapt and compensate for these many postural and hormonal changes. Gentle prenatal chiropractic care helps to remove some of the stresses of pregnancy, balance the mother's pelvis and spine, and allow for an easier birthing process. When the mother's body is in balance, her growing child can develop in a healthier environment and be in harmony too.
Chiropractic Care and Pregnancy
Potential benefits for women receiving chiropractic care when pregnant include:
Relief of back, neck pelvic, and joint pain
Controlling vomiting and morning sickness
Increasing the likelihood of a full-term delivery
Reduction in amount of time for labor and delivery
Reduction in cesarean sections and breech deliveries
Reduction in pain during labor
Safe and effective nutritional and exercise recommendations
For more information on pregnancy and chiropractic please visit the ICPA website
The Webster Technique
What is it?
Dr. O'Loughlin has received additional training in a special type of chiropractic care known as the Webster Technique. The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation / SI joint dysfunction. In so doing, neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is improved. Please see Webster Technique for additional information.
How does it work?
The chiropractor will give a specific adjustment and ligament massage to the pregnant mother. All treatments will be performed in a safe and gentle manner to both Mother and Baby.
Why would a pregnant mom choose this technique?
The Webster Technique is natural, uses no drugs, and is gentle to the mother and child.
How effective is it?
Research has repeatedly shown the Webster Technique to be effective. Please read research publications at ICPA Website for more details. Or, please call the office to speak with Dr. Melissa about your specific situation if you would prefer.