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Pregnancy is an exciting and transformative period for an expectant mother – and it can also be a period marked by pain and discomfort as a woman’s body changes to accommodate a growing baby. Receiving chiropractic care during your pregnancy is a safe and effective way to manage this pain while helping the body prepare for a smoother delivery. Here at Back to Health Center, our prenatal chiropractors in Alexandria specialize in the Webster technique for expectant mothers. This technique was developed specifically to relieve pressure and pain on the pelvis and lower back by keeping the SI joint aligned correctly throughout pregnancy. Receiving regular Webster Technique adjustments throughout pregnancy, including in the third trimester, may also help reduce the likelihood for a C-section.
As the baby grows and develops, the uterus and abdomen extend and pressure on the lower back is increased. As a woman’s center of gravity shifts forward, additional pressure is placed upon the hips and lumbar spine. The loosening of ligaments during pregnancy compounds this pain. While the looser ligaments are necessary to accommodate the growing baby, they also increase the likelihood that the sacroiliac (SI) joint will become misaligned, which may complicate the birth process. Gentle adjustments from our prenatal chiropractor during pregnancy are a safe, drug-free pain management option for addressing SI joint misalignment.
The Webster Technique is a gentle, diversified adjustment technique developed by Dr. Larry Webster, a pediatric chiropractor and the founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. The Webster Technique keeps the Sacroiliac Joint or SI joint in its proper alignment. The SI joint sits just atop the pelvis. When it is misaligned, it can cause lower back pain, hip pain and stiffness and pain in the thighs or groin. In pregnant women, a misalignment in this joint can increase lower back, hip and leg pain, and it can limit the room the baby has to move and
grow. A misalignment in this joint may even contribute to breech births. Our pediatric chiropractic in Alexandria has received special training in the Webster Technique. Regular adjustments with the Webster Technique throughout pregnancy are safe and can make a significant difference for the pain pregnant women experience, especially during their third trimester.
If you are planning a natural birth or would like to give birth with minimal intervention, then our chiropractor strongly recommends receiving Webster Technique adjustments during your third trimester, including the eighth month. Webster technique aids in good pelvic alignment and can assist the mother in faster and less complicated births. When the SI joint is correctly aligned, both the baby and mother experience less stress, which helps pave the way for a smoother delivery.
At Back to Health Center, our pregnancy chiropractor works closely with expectant mothers to ensure they feel comfortable receiving treatment that safely supports their health and the developing baby’s health. For more information, call our prenatal chiropractor today: 703-683-7771.
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