Regular chiropractic care is vital in your motherhood transition. Dr. Amber uses Webster Technique to treat pregnant women.

Webster is a specific technique used to help pregnant women. It is a very gentle technique that corrects sacral misalignments to normalize pelvic neuro-biomechanic function. Webster adjustments help stabilize the mothers pelvis which improves her comfort level while allowing optimal room for her baby to grow and move. Optimal fetal positioning is vital to successful birth. Studies show that correct positioning of the baby in utero effects birth outcome and decreases unwanted stress on the baby’s developing spine and nervous system. Proper alignment can help avoid things like shoulder dystocia, breech positioning, slow or stalled labor times. The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reported in the July/August 2002 issue an 82% success rate of babies turning vertex when doctors of chiropractic used the Webster Technique. Chiropractic helps relieve low back pain and round ligament pain in the mother by gently working with the ligaments of the sacrum to release tension that often causes discomfort due to their growing bellies.

96% of women experience back pain during pregnancy. A woman’s back is particularly vulnerable during pregnancy because of the stress caused by carrying the weight of the baby. Hormonal changes make the pelvis more supple during the latter stages of pregnancy; this may further increase the susceptibility of the spinal joints, supporting muscles and ligaments, to sprains and strains. Pregnancy may ultimately create new problems or exacerbate existing problems.

Post pregnancy the demands of a mother’s body changes when taking care of a newborn. Due to this, the support that we provide our moms also changes. Dr. Amber makes sure you can take care of your new family while functioning optimally as well.

Dr. Amber has great resources in the birth world and can help connect you with the right prenatal and postnatal providers in the area.

Signs you should be adjusted during pregnancy:

• Breech presentation   • Aching legs  • In-utero constraint  • Fatigue  • Baby stays in one position  • Headaches  • Baby sits very high   • Nausea/Reflux  • Pubic bone pain  • Back pain  • Round Ligament pain  • Sciatica  • Swelling in extremities