Preconception Care

If you’re just starting your journey to parenthood, now is a great time to really focus on your health. Working with a chiropractor to optimize nervous system function through adjustments, stress reduction and specialized nutrition can help to promote a healthy environment for pregnancy. This holds true for both moms AND dads! If you’re a woman who has struggled with hormonal regulation in the past, it’s important to build the right care team to take steps to get to the root cause of them.

Suggested resources:

  1. Taking Charge of Your Fertility, 20th Anniversary Edition: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health: Weschler, Toni: 9780062326034: Books
  2. Period Repair Manual: Natural Treatment for Better Hormones and Better Periods: Briden Nd, Lara: 9780648352402: Books
  3. The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution: A Proven 4-Week Program to Rescue Your Metabolism, Hormones, Mind & Mood: Aviva Romm: 9780062476340: Books.
  4. Food: What the Heck Should I Eat?: Mark Hyman MD: 9780316338868

Postpartum Care

Chiropractic care shouldn’t stop after pregnancy! We can support new moms that are faced with discomfort from sleeping challenges, poor breast or bottle feeding positions, and little time for exercise. Re-learning how to find proper posture alignment, core activation and breath is important during this time, whether you had a baby one week or one year ago. This helps to keep a healthy, happy spine.

Suggested Resources:

    1. MUTU System 
    2. Diastasis Recti: The Whole-body Solution to Abdominal Weakness and Separation: Bowman, Katy: 9780989653961: Books
    3. Information about PMADs | WNY Postpartum Connection, Inc.

Pregnancy Care

Chiropractic care is not only extremely helpful for common pregnancy-related aches and pains but it can also help your body be in the best possible shape for childbirth! Chiropractors use a special analysis, called The Webster Technique, during pregnancy in order to align your pelvis correctly. It is incredibly gentle and most importantly, safe, for both mom and baby.

Proper alignment decreases interference to the nervous system and balances the pelvic muscles and ligaments. This in turn decreases torsion, or twisting, in the uterus which is a cause of intra-uterine constraint for the baby. Constraint can obstruct normal movement and prevent a baby from attaining a head down position for vaginal birth, resulting in a cesarean section delivery. By working with the mother’s pelvis, chiropractic allows for optimal fetal positioning in preparation for birth.

Suggested resources:

  1. For Many Pregnant Moms, Webster Technique is the Key to a Safer Birth
  2. Can Chiropractors Turn Breech Babies? | Chiropractic
  3. Daily Activities for Pregnancy – Easier Birth – Spinning Babies
  4. What is a Doula – DONA International