A woman’s body undergoes extreme changes during pregnancy in a very short period of time. Despite the fact that the woman’s body was created to endure these changes, her joints and muscles are still put under a lot of stress which often lead to many discomforts. By assessing the spine and pelvic bones, Chiropractic care can help pinpoint and treat any problems in the joints that may be causing many of the discomforts of pregnancy; such as low back pain, pelvic pain, ligament discomfort and upper back pain. Because of its direct influence on the nervous system, chiropractic care can also ensure that the uterine area is receiving the proper messages from the surrounding nerves.
Labour and Delivery
As many women are concerned about their labour and delivery, chiropractic care throughout pregnancy can ensure that the pelvic alignment is optimal for labour and delivery of the baby. More and more women, as well as childbirth practitioners (midwives, obstetricians, doula’s etc) are realizing the benefits that chiropractic care can have on proper pelvic alignment for birth. Many women report a less painful, quicker and easier birth when under chiropractic care.
Both Dr. van der Mark and Dr. Oldham are trained and certified in the Webster technique. The Webster technique is one of detecting and correcting specific pelvic misalignment often helpful in pregnancy. The Webster technique is a specific adjustment and ligament release technique in order to create the optimal pelvic environment. In many cases a Webster technique applied to a pregnant pelvis may help breech babies to turn head down on their own. Our team has a very high success rate with correcting the pelvis using the Webster technique. If you have questions about the Webster technique, do not wait, call Waterdown Village Chiropractic Group and book an appointment for an assessment with one of our chiropractors.