A commonly asked question in the chiropractic world is “Can I go to the chiropractor while I am pregnant?” Our answer is that not only are you able to receive care, but you should seek chiropractic care during pregnancy.
In fact, Dr. Shapiro is certified in the Webster technique – a special chiropractic training that optimizes the health of both mom and baby. This occurs by properly aligning and balancing the pelvis. In short, it can help position the baby for a healthy birth.
Much research has been conducted regarding the Webster technique, which was founded by Dr. Larry Webster. Not only does the Webster technique allow for the proper alignment of the spine and hips for the mother, but it can also benefit the health of the baby’s spine. Proper positioning in utero decreases the chance of extra stress and danger to the baby’s spine and nervous system. This increases the chances of delivering a healthy baby naturally.
Due to the implications of pregnancy such as pelvis changes, increased curvature of the back, adaptations of posture, and more, it is beneficial and recommended for all pregnant women to seek chiropractic care before, during, and after their pregnancy. The body undergoes many changes during the course of the three trimesters, oftentimes involving low back pain, pain down the legs, upper back pain, and more. Chiropractic care can help with all of these symptoms.
The American Pregnancy Association promotes chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy by suggesting that care paves the way for a healthier pregnancy while also controlling nausea, relieving back pain, and reducing the time of the delivery.
The Webster technique in particular is a gentle and simple approach. It includes adjusting the sacrum – commonly referred to as the tailbone – and the pelvis. The woman remains comfortable during the whole experience by resting on pillows fitted with a hole for comfortable, flat laying. Then, the chiropractor gently adjusts the mother while ensuring the safety of the baby in utero.
If you are pregnant, or know someone who is pregnant, consider referring them to a chiropractor certified in the Webster technique. If you are in the Denver area, make an appointment with Dr. David Shapiro today by calling 303-504-4800.