Pregnancy Chiropractic Care in San Diego CA
Pregnancy Chiropractic Care for a Healthy Mother and Child
Studies on pregnant women who used chiropractic care (vs. those who didn’t) enjoyed, on average, 24% shorter labor times with less pain and injury. More and more studies continue to show the benefits of visiting your chiropractor during pregnancy, both for the mom and the child. For postnatal and prenatal chiropractic care in San Diego and Mission Valley, contact chiropractor Dr. Ashley Herfindahl.
Pregnant? Call San Diego Chiropractor for Prenatal, Postnatal and Baby Care
A woman’s body goes through huge changes when she’s pregnant. Ligaments loosen, organs are repositioned as the baby grows, spinal curvature changes, hormones race—it’s amazing. As these changes occur, they can cause pain and discomfort—sometimes even injury. Back pain is one of the most common pregnancy complaints. And while over-the-counter painkillers are harmful for both mom and baby, chiropractic treatment is safe, effective and comes with many benefits. Dr. Herfindahl successfully helps women through the entire prenatal and postnatal process so they can have more comfortable pregnancies, deliveries and better health as they recover and get to know their new babies:
Pregnancy Back Pain Relief
Well over half of women report lower back pain during pregnancy. As the baby grows, a woman’s center of gravity changes. Ligaments and muscles strain and the spine changes curvature, sometimes leading to SI joint injury. Occasionally the baby pinches the sciatic nerve. It can be worse for women who had back pain before they were pregnant. Regular chiropractic treatment before, during and after pregnancy can provide welcome relief.
Pregnancy Headache Relief
Pregnancy hormones can also increase headaches for some women, yet it’s dangerous to rely on NSAIDs for pain relief, both generally, and for the growing baby. Regular visits to your chiropractor for spinal adjustments can reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches.
Repositioning a Breech Baby to Reduce Delivery Pain and Injury
Our chiropractor is very experienced using the “Webster Technique”—a chiropractic adjustment specifically designed to help correct breech positions. Even if the baby isn’t breech, this treatment aligns the mother’s lower back and pelvis for a faster, easier, less injury-prone delivery in general.
Prenatal and Postnatal Chiropractic
Read Our Success Stories
I came to Dr. Herfindahl because I was experiencing lots of neck strain and tension as well as tingling in my arm and hand. It was really helpful to see my X-rays and see the spinal alignment issues that were causing the problems. With regular adjustments, the pain and tingling subsided dramatically. When my husband and I discovered that we were expecting our first child, Dr. Herfindahl was ready with alternate positions for my adjustments so that I would be as comfortable as possible. As I continued visits throughout my pregnancy, we were able to address the typical “pregnant lady” aches and pains, which were caused by my loosening ligaments. I’m sure these regular adjustments contributed to the ease of my delivery, which was quick and free from complications. Dr. Herfindahl, Heather and Liz have always been so warm and welcoming to me during my time at the office, and have extended the same welcome to my baby daughter as she now accompanies me on my visits. I would highly recommend Herfindahl Chiropractic to anyone looking for effective, family-friendly chiropractic care. -Julie Marriott-
My journey at Herfindahl began in my last few weeks of pregnancy. A neighbor recommended the office when I expressed my worry of needing my son to flip in my womb. The doctor is well known for working with pregnant women Miraculously my son right before my first adjustment. However, there were plenty of other things I needed Dr. H’s assistance with at the time so I continued attending. I was dealing with (some times debilitating) spasms stemming from my shoulder down to my hand along with neck aches/stiffness that has been with me for years. After a few months of adjustments and traction (after my son was born) my muscles started to feel stronger and pain subsided. The exercises taught and the block seemed to work absolute miracles when diligent with them. Now my son is 9 months and my body is keeping up with him just fine.
We love coming in weekly as a family. The heart opened staff Liz, Kyla, and Doc have become a piece of our family and bring joy to our healing experience and life.
I would recommend this place to anyone to help better their health and wellness because I believe chiropractic care is absolutely essential.
Thanks for all that you’ve done for our family!!