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Chiropractic During Pregnancy:
For Greater Comfort and Safer Births
Chiropractic care is a natural addition to the prenatal care regimen.

 

A large percentage of pregnant women complain of back discomfort and pain, due to the steady growth of the baby and the stresses placed on the body as it adapts to the growth. If the spine and pelvis are already out of balance, then the imbalance is increased as the woman’s body changes.  Discomfort is a common result.

As the baby grows, the uterus enlarges to accommodate the growth. The ligaments that support the uterus provide a supportive suspension for the uterus and the baby, as long as the pelvis remains balanced.  If the pelvis is out of balance, the ligaments become twisted, which constrains the uterus and limits the space for the developing baby.

Specific chiropractic treatment for pregnant women can eliminate the stresses in the spine and restore balance to the pelvis, providing greater comfort and assuring proper uterine space and positioning for the baby.  Women under chiropractic care during pregnancy report shorter and more comfortable labors.

Webster Technique
 The Webster Technique was developed by Dr. Larry Webster to reduce inutero constraint.  The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association or ICPA certifies Doctors of Chiropractic in the technique.  The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic adjustment that reduces interference to the nervous system, balances pelvic muscles and ligaments, which in turn reduces constraint to the woman’s uterus and allows the baby to get into the best possible position for birth.  Dr. Lopez is certified in this technique.  For more information on this technique please visit the ICPA website at icpa4kids.com

Common Questions
Are there any risks? 
No, not in a healthy pregnancy.  If the pregnancy is considered high risk then there would be a discussion with your primary health professional prior to treatment.  We have never had anything but great things happen when women get adjusted during pregnancy.

Can I start while pregnant if I have never been before?
Absolutely!!!  Pregnancy is a great time to start especially since all of the ligaments supporting the pelvis are loose due to relaxin.

When should I start getting adjusted?
Ideally you’d start immediately.  The sooner you start the more chance you will have of a balanced pelvis during pregnancy and especially during labor!

Team Lopez Chiropractic 15497 Stoneybrook West Parkway Suite 180
Winter Garden, Florida 34787  407-654-9888

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