Optimal Wellness Chiropractic

PREGNANCY & CHIROPRACTIC

You might have noticed that chiropractic care is becoming an important part of birth preparation for many pregnant women these days. These women are realizing the benefits of regular chiropractic adjustments as they prepare for safer, easier birthing for themselves and their babies.

It is very common for women to experience back pain and discomfort due to the many hormonal and structural changes during pregnancy. This commonality is caused by the accelerated development of the baby and your body's adaptation to this growth. As your baby develops, your uterus enlarges and the ligaments connected to the uterus maintain a supportive suspension system. If your pelvis is out of balance or unleveled, the ligaments become twisted, and can cause constraint to your uterus. This can prohibit the baby from achieving the best possible position for birth. The Webster technique, a specific chiropractic adjustment for pregnant women, has been found to be highly successful in relieving this constraint and allowing for easier and safer deliveries for both mother and baby.

 

"I became Dr. Alonso’s patient after a neck injury from a car accident. After just several weeks of treatment, I realized she would help with me with much more than my neck pain. I had struggled with debilitating migraine headaches for a decade, trying acupuncture, herbal remedies, massage, and other preventative measures. Nonetheless, the migraines still came, sometimes up to three to four times a week. Within just a few months of chiropractic work with Dr. Alonso, my headaches diminished drastically. I have only gotten about one migraine per month during the past five months – and zero last month!..."

-Elizabeth N.