Chiropractic care before, during and after pregnancy can help mom and baby in so many ways. We’ll take the time to prepare mom and baby for the journey ahead.
We treat pregnant women with gentle chiropractic adjustments to help with things like back pain often experienced with pregnancy. We are certified in Webster Technique which balances the pelvis for an easier pregnancy and delivery, as well as give the growing baby room in the womb.
Chiropractic is a very safe and effective treatment to restore motion to the spine and joints during pregnancy. During pregnancy, there are several physiologic and endocrine changes that occur in preparation for creating the environment for the developing baby. We recommend chiropractic care to all pregnant women due to following changes that occur during pregnancy:
- Growing and protruding abdomen and increased lower back curvature
- Pelvic joint changes
- Natural increase in hormones that cause joint laxity in the mother
- Postural adaptations throughout the spine that occur due to growing abdomen and breasts
Another reason to have regular prenatal chiropractic care is to establish good pelvic balance and alignment which may increase the amount of room available for the developing baby to grow and position themselves in the best possible way for birth. When poor alignment exists in the mother’s pelvis it may 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.
It is also important to seek chiropractic care after the delivery of your baby to ensure alignment after birth is achieved to decrease pain in the mother and help her to heal in the best possible alignment.
More women are realizing the benefits of prenatal chiropractic care, and are being adjusted prior to conception, and then throughout their entire pregnancy. This can prevent stress on the growing baby by getting the pelvis in the right position to give the baby ideal space in the womb.
Benefits of Visiting a Prenatal Chiropractor in St. Charles, MO
Regular prenatal visits to Keough Chiropractic can be very beneficial through pregnancy and long after. The doctors at Keough Chiropractic are trained in the Webster Technique, allowing them to provide gentle, safe, and effective chiropractic adjustments that can provide the following advantages and more:
- Balancing the body in a way that leads to more straightforward birth which may lead to decreased labor times and unnecessary interventions
- General health and wellbeing throughout pregnancy
- Reducing nausea and other “normal” symptoms of pregnancy
- Preventing or relieving pain in the neck, back, and joints
Is Prenatal Chiropractic Safe?
It’s normal to be concerned about the safety of any type of treatment when you’re pregnant. You can rest assured that chiropractic care is safe for you and your baby – especially when visiting a chiropractic practice that specializes in the Webster Technique for prenatal care.
Dr. Keough and Dr. Mashinter will develop a treatment plan around your needs and the needs of your little one. Your plan can include gentle spinal adjustments as well as treatments like massage therapy, therapeutic exercise, nutritional guidance, and more. The goal is to help you achieve an easier pregnancy and delivery while ensuring both your health and your baby’s health. Your treatment plan will be customized to ensure the greatest results.
If you’re pregnant and want to minimize the unpleasant and sometimes downright painful effects of pregnancy, Dr. Keough and Dr. Mashinter can help. Make an appointment at Keough Chiropractic – your prenatal chiropractor in St. Charles, MO – by calling (636) 244-4994 today.