Many women come to us during pregnancy because they want to avoid C-Sections, forceps, and other interventions that cause trauma for infants during birth. We know that chiropratic care can prepare the body for delivery, maximizing space in the womb and optimizing nerve and muscle function. It's important to begin chiropractic care as early in the pregnancy as possible, as it takes time to correct and condition the body to function as it should.
A body stuck in stress mode cannot be in growth and development at the same time. Pregnancy is the most important time in life to be under chiropractic care. Women who get adjusted during pregnancy report reduced morning sickness and sciatica, better sleep, and improved mood.
Chiropractic care also ensures the proper development of the baby. When the body is misaligned, putting pressure on vital nerves, signals in the body might not make it all the way to the brain. When the brain is not receiving timely and accurate information from the body, it can't regulate bodily processes as well as it should. This is doubly important when your body is working overtime to grow another human being! Our job is to correct misalignments that interfere with nerves, freeing the body to do what it needs to do. When all vital functions are optimized, it results in healthy, well-developed babies and natural, comfortable pregnancies.
Dr. Uphold has been certified since 2007 in the Webster Technique. Webster is a specific analysis and adjusting technique with a three-prong approach (osseous, ligamentous and muscular) to allow optimal stability, strength, and alignment of the pelvis and uterus during pregnancy, labor & delivery.
This caring approach can aid in labor by reducing round ligament pain and uterine torsion, as well as allowing optimal space for baby’s growth and development during pregnancy.
The more stress a mother experiences during pregnancy, the more interventions she will have during her delivery, which leads to the child experiencing more sickness, leading to more medical procedures and prescriptions! The modern birth process is often one of the most traumatic events that a person will endure in their life. Unfortunately today, many health care providers choose to look at pregnancy as a medical condition, rather than the incredibly safe and natural process that it is.
It doesn’t have to be like this.
A woman’s body is designed perfectly for the birth process, and difficulties typically only arise if mom is functioning at less than one hundred percent.
Comfort – Provides greater comfort during pregnancy
Labor – Reduces average labor times
Fetal – Encourages optimal fetal position through optimal pelvic alignment
Natural – Supports natural labor & delivery
Is it safe to get adjusted during pregnancy?
Not only is it completely safe for both mother and baby, chiropractic actually increases the chances of safe labor and delivery.
Should I wait until my third trimester to get adjusted?
You should never wait to get adjusted! We can adjust moms in all stages of pregnancy, and we recommend you start chiropractic care as soon as possible so your body has time to get the maximum benefits of chiropractic care.
Is your doctor certified in the Webster technique?
Dr. Phil has been proudly Webster certified since 2007.
My baby is breached. Will chiropractic flip my baby?
The Webster method is not a baby-flipping technique, and we will never guarantee that the baby will change position. However, many mothers that we have adjusted using the Webster method have found their babies in the proper, head-down position before birth. This is because the Webster technique is designed to maximize space in the womb, allowing the baby to reposition itself naturally.
How soon can I get adjusted after having my baby?
Right away! Chiropractic care can help make postpartum recovery easier and quicker. We have had moms come in to get adjusted on their way home from the hospital.
How soon can I get my baby adjusted after birth?
Our doctor adjusted all three of his own children on the day they were born. He can do the same for yours! Birth is hard on a baby's spine, especially their cervical (neck) area. It is never too early to get your child adjusted.