Frequently Asked Questions About Prenatal Chiropractic Care at Family First Wellness Center
If you're pregnant or planning to become pregnant, you may be concerned about prenatal discomfort and maintaining optimal health for the sake of your baby and yourself. How much do you know about the important benefits of prenatal chiropractic care? Here are some frequently asked questions on the subject from our team at Family First Wellness Center.
How Does Pregnancy Affect Health and Comfort?
Pregnancy creates a host of changes in your body. Your posture will take on a swayback configuration as you gain abdominal weight and size, while your pelvic ligaments will loosen, contributing to instability at the base of the spinal column. These changes can lead to muscle strain and nerve impingement, which in turn may contribute to headaches, neck pain, back pain, and neurological symptoms in the arms or legs.
How Does My Musculoskeletal Alignment Affect My Delivery?
Normally, the fetus rotates in the womb from an upright position to an upside-down position to make a normal, healthy birth possible. If your spine has lost its alignment, there may be insufficient room to make to this shift. The result could be a breech birth.
What Are the Pain Relief Benefits of Prenatal Chiropractic Care?
Prenatal chiropractic care can minimize the nerve impingement and musculoskeletal strains that typically accompany pregnancy. Our careful adjustments can help your joints and nerves function as they should, reducing nausea, aches, pains, and functional problems. This form of pain relief allows you to avoid the potential risks, interactions, and side effects of pain-relieving drugs.
Is Chiropractic Care Safe for Mother and Child?
Chiropractic care is completely safe for both mother and child. Our chiropractor in Winter Park uses a special table designed to accommodate pregnant bodies comfortably. We stick to gentle, subtle techniques that improve your health and well-being without placing you at any risk.
What Is the Webster Technique?
The Webster Technique is a specialized form of prenatal chiropractic care. It aims to correct alignment problems in the lower spine and pelvic region which might otherwise interfere with normal delivery. Our chiropractor can perform adjustments that give your baby every opportunity to turn in the womb so you can give birth safely and naturally. This technique may be administered from the eighth month of pregnancy onward.
Contact Our Chiropractor in Winter Park
If you have additional questions about pregnancy chiropractic care, or you're ready to get started on your own journey toward a safer and more comfortable pregnancy, Family First Wellness Center can help. Call our chiropractor in Winter Park at (407)-647-2220 to schedule an appointment!