Chiropractic Care in Pregnancy
I love the way I feel after a visit to my chiropractor! I have renewed energy, my body feels relaxed, I don't have any aches - it is glorious!
I had never seen a chiropractor regularly up until about 4 years ago. I was pregnant and my doula suggested I go see one – but not just any one, one that was well respected in our community, and most of all, was Webster certified. (A Webster certified chiropractic has specialized training regarding care for pregnant women.)
She knew that if my body was in proper alignment, my baby had a better chance of being in a good position for birth. A chiropractor can help your body get in proper alignment.
In my Birth Boot Camp Childbirth Education Series you will learn that your spine is the host to a major highway in your body; a highway that millions of messages are being sent on throughout the day! If your spine is out of alignment it could slow down and/or disrupt the way your body processes those messages. These misalignment's are called subluxations. A chiropractor works on your body to reduces these subluxations allowing the messages to flow efficiently.
But how does this look physically?
It can result in an easier, more comfortable pregnancy.
It can help you have a smoother, possibly faster, labor.
It can help alleviate nausea (so start going early on in pregnancy).
It really helps with back, neck, shoulder, and joint pains.
Your round ligaments won't feel as tight.
It can give your baby ample room to grow and assist in preventing breech presentation.
You will be less likely to experience back labor.
It can help increase your milk supply.
And once you give birth chiropractic care for your baby can be so beneficial!
Your little one just went through a lot during labor – help their tiny bodies have the best start in this world by getting adjusted.
It can reduce colic.
Help with spitting up.
Assist in healthy digestion.
It can help with latching during breastfeeding.
It can prevent a lot of short and/or long-term problems.
You may find your child is happier, sleeps better, and has higher immune function!
I have some amazing testimonies regarding chiropractic care... ask me about them! But for now I will share one. After my daughter was born, she was having a difficult time controlling her body temperature. She was about to be transported to the NICU, when my chiropractor stopped by to check in on us. He gave her an adjustment at just 10 hours old, and she was able to begin regulating her own temperature.
I am convinced of the benefits of chiropractic care!
If you are looking for a chiropractor in Winchester, Virginia and the surrounding Shenandoah Valley, please visit my resource list.
Who do I see? Darrell Voll at Active Health Chiropractic.
If you do not live within the Winchester, Virginia area, find a Webster certified chiropractor near you by clicking here!
I am a birth doula, childbirth educator, wife to an amazing man, and mother to four beautiful girls. I love serving families as they bring new life into the world!
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