Prenatal and Postpartum Care
Webster Certified Chiropractor in Columbus, Ohio
Pregnancy is a magical time but a difficult one for both the mother and the unborn baby. The mother’s body goes through significant physical and structural changes. This is why, when Dr. Marisa was pregnant with her first child, Alaina, she sought a special Webster-certified chiropractor. The results were astounding. Typical pregnancy symptoms were lessened. Labor was shortened and, while not a walk in the park, was less strenuous than expected.
Dr. Marisa has since gained advanced Webster certification beyond the initial certification to help pregnant women and newborns. Subluxations in the sacrum are common in pregnancy and can contribute to more difficult labor. The Webster technique balances the spine, pelvic bones, and supporting muscles and ligaments to improve the mother’s balance and comfort.
This optimizes both the space and positioning of the baby to prepare for the coming birth. Don’t forget the baby, too, as few moments in life are as traumatic as being born. Significant subluxation can occur in the initial phases of birth, especially if done in a traditional hospital environment. These subluxations can set the baby up for a host of future issues. It’s important that they start their young life with the best opportunity for health available to them.
When it comes to Pregnancy the last thing mom needs to worry about is her body hurting, having complications, and worrying about how she is going to care for her baby. After treating thousands of women we have fine tuned our unique approach to prenatal care which has two main elements: eliminate pain and inflammation helping mom feel better, then get your body strong and healthy in preparation for labor, delivery, and postpartum recovery. According to the American Pregnancy association chiropractic during pregnancy not only is safe during the whole pregnancy but also helps to:
Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
Controlling symptoms of nausea
Reducing the time of labor and delivery
Relieving back, neck or joint pain
Preventing a potential cesarean delivery
Why do women Experience issues during pregnancy? Well the growing baby puts extra demands on your entire body, this added stress, along with the hormonal changes of relaxin being released into your body lends itself to causing postural changes that can leave mom feeling pain, discomfort, numbness and tingling, swelling and a variety of other symptoms. Without proper care, as the baby continues to grow and the stress on your body increases week after week your body can become real issue that interferes with your experience of life and enjoying your pregnancy.
We love serving pregnant and postpartum mothers so they can get back to enjoying their life. Once moms understand how our approach to chiropractic is really a lifestyle choice for people that want to have an amazingly functional, free, and fulfilling experience of their bodies with the confidence that they are doing what it takes to live that life.
Postpartum care is a big concern of ours as well, breast feeding and caring or a young one is taxing on your neck and shoulders and can cause some issues if not addressed properly. On top of that making sure your hips, lower back and abdomen are healing properly postpartum will influence how your back functions as you get back to exercising and over time. Many women in the later years of their life never realized that by properly rehabbing their bodies postpartum could have made a massive difference in their pain. Many chronic lower back pain sufferers in women could have been prevented by identifying the issues earlier on in their life, especially pre-conception and postpartum. If you have any questions or concerns please give us a call!