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
If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, schedule an appointment with your Mission Valley and San Diego chiropractor, Dr. Herfindahl. Regular spinal alignments and health counseling can help you and your child through the prenatal and postnatal process: (619) 295-3885.