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More women are turning to prenatal chiropractic care to help them stay comfortable, remain fit, and optimize their babies’ development during pregnancy. In this FAQ, our Alexandria chiropractor answers the most common questions about how chiropractic care helps during pregnancy. Read on to learn more and call us if you have more questions!
What are the benefits of prenatal chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care helps remove misalignments in the spine so that your nervous system can properly deliver all of the necessary signals from the brain to your organs, tissues, muscles and, of course, the womb. As your body builds another human body, you want to make sure that your nervous system is working optimally. Prenatal chiropractic care keeps your spine aligned, even as your body changes; this significantly reduces the most common problems like pregnancy back pain. It is a safe, drug-free alternative with no adverse side effects for you and the baby.
What can I expect at a prenatal chiropractic care visit?
Dr. Posner will examine you for spinal misalignments and answer any questions you have, fully explaining each procedure she recommends to correct your posture. Her spinal and pelvic adjustments are gentle and precise, and she can perform them as you sit, stand or move in positions that are comfortable for you and the baby.
What sort of adjustments does your Alexandria chiropractor provide for pregnant women?
Dr. Posner is very skilled using the Webster Technique, which focuses particular attention on the lower back, the pelvis and sacrum—all of the areas that are heavily involved during pregnancy and most susceptible to misalignment. The Webster Technique provides optimal room and nourishment for the baby. Our Alexandria chiropractor performs regular Webster Technique adjustments throughout pregnancy to help you and your baby stay in a good position for an easier delivery. Specifically, the Webster Technique helps to reduce the chances of breech births.
How can you help with pregnancy back pain?
Regular chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy can help the spine adjust to the growing weight demands placed on it. Along with massage therapy to relax the muscles and prevent painful spasms, this is an excellent, drug-free way to relieve pregnancy back pain.
How does prenatal chiropractic care affect the baby?
When the mother’s spine and pelvis are aligned and her nervous system is functioning properly and she is not suffering from so much back pain, the baby enjoys the benefits too! Nourishment flows more readily to the womb, the baby can position itself head-down for delivery, and feels more relaxed when mom feels relaxed. This gives baby an excellent start in life, even before he or she arrives!
If you still have more questions for our Alexandria chiropractor about chiropractic care during pregnancy, we are happy to answer them! Call us at 703-683-7771 to get answers or schedule an appointment!
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