Chiropractic Care During & Following Pregnancy
Dr. Heppe understands the need for chiropractic care during pregnancy as she underwent care during both her pregnancies. She recommends having the Webster technique. During her first delivery she experienced horrible back labor and had to be adjusted in the middle of labor to help alleviate the pain.
Top reasons to see a chiropractor during your pregnancy:
1. Webster Technique/Enhanced Fetal Positioning:
The Webster Technique is used to to correct shifts and balance a women pelvis and sacrum to allow for the fetus to sit in the best possible position for birth, head down. Dr. Heppe has advanced training in prenatal chiropractic care. This is highly effective, safe, and gentle. It should be a first approach for mothers considering more invasive methods. Vaginal delivery is strongly dependent on the alignment and relationship between the mother’s pelvis and baby
2. Relieving neck pain, back pain, joint pain, ligament pain (including round ligament)
During pregnancy the body undergoes many physical and hormonal changes. These changes cause weight gain, headaches, loose ligaments, nausea, etc. Chiropractic adjustments and soft tissue work will help balance the body as it goes through changes and reduce pain.
3. Shorter Labor & Delivery Time:
First time moms who received regular chiropractic care experienced on average, a 25% shorter labor time. As for seasoned moms who received chiropractic care; labor time was on average, 31% shorter.
4. Controls Nausea:
Dr. Heppe can work on the tight muscles and changing posture due to physiological changes from pregnancy. These will help reduce morning sickness. She will also discuss supplements and dietary changes to help decrease the symptoms of nausea.
5. Staying Active & Healthy:
Chiropractic care will keep you moving pain free throughout your pregnancy. This will help you stay active and healthy.