A pregnant woman’s body is undergoing tremendous and wonderful changes, but these changes aren’t without potential issues. The increase of weight in the front alters their center of gravity and changes the biomechanical forces in the joints as she walks and moves. These changes could result in a misaligned pelvis and spine. When the pelvis is misaligned it may reduce the amount of room available for the developing baby. This restriction is called intrauterine constraint. A misaligned pelvis may also make it difficult for the baby to get into the best possible position for delivery. This can affect the mother’s ability to have a natural, non-invasive birth. Breech and posterior positions can interfere with the natural ease of labor and lead to interventions such as c-section.
With a balanced pelvis, babies have a greater chance of moving into the correct position for birth, and the crisis and worry associated with breech and posterior presentations may be avoided altogether. Optimal baby positioning at the time of birth also eliminates the potential for dystocia (difficult labor) and therefore results in easier and safer deliveries for both the mother and baby.
What Are The Benefits Of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy?
- Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
- Controlling symptoms of nausea
- Reducing the time of labor and delivery
- Relieving back, neck or joint pain
- Prevent a potential cesarean delivery
A woman’s body works very hard to build that baby! As a woman going through this experience it can be both terrifying and exceptionally beautiful. That body deserves special treatment. Chiropractic care is a safe and effective way to ensure your body is ready for the big day, and that you are comfortable on the journey there.
Dr Yael attributes her two easy, healthy pregnancies to the great chiropractic care she had before, during and after her pregnancies. Nutrition, massage and exercise played a huge role as well. She was able to adjust and care for her patient’s right up until the day she delivered. Both her births were completely natural and took place in a warm and beautiful birthing center. Had it not been for the adjustments during the first birth and had it taken place in a hospital, it would have resulted in an emergency C-section. Her baby got stuck in her pelvis. The adjustments maneuvered the pelvis and allowed for a healthy non invasive delivery. Her second child arrived in 40 minutes – a beautiful water birth. Because she was over the age of 40 during both pregnancies she was considered to be a high risk.
Dr. Yael understands what it takes to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy birth. She specializes in the treatment of the pregnant body, biomechanics of the pregnant body, and the unique needs of pregnant women.