Longmont Prenatal Chiropractic
Congratulations on your pregnancy! Carrying a child is a very special time filled with joy and anticipation. Unfortunately, over 50% of expectant mothers also experience a variety of unwelcome aches and pains, heartburn, constipation, sciatica or carpal tunnel (just to name a few). The good news is prenatal chiropractic care is a safe and effective treatment for reducing pain and discomfort through all stages of pregnancy. In fact, it is routinely recommended by medical doctors, midwives and doulas for back pain, sciatica and many other symptoms associated with pregnancy.
As the baby grows inside the womb, the mother’s body is flooded with hormones which relax the ligaments attached to the pelvis. While this change helps accommodate the growing baby and prepare the pelvis for birth, it can also result in postural imbalances in the pelvis and spine. These imbalances can be responsible for a variety of pains in the low back, hips, pubic area and even in the neck.
Prenatal Chiropractic Specialist
Dr. Christine Illman a prenatal chiropractic specialist and is certified in the Webster Technique for pregnant women. The Webster Technique uses gentle chiropractic adjustments of the sacrum to remove stress on the nerves, muscles and bones of the pelvic area. The adjustments help to restore proper joint alignment and nerve flow, thus reducing pain and discomfort. The technique also aims to maximize the amount of space inside the pelvic bowl thus allowing the baby to move into proper position in preparation for delivery.
The benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include:
- Relieving pelvic, back and neck pain
- Maintaining a healthy pregnancy
- Reducing the length of labor and delivery
- Increasing the chances of a vaginal birth
- Help control symptoms such as heartburn, nausea, headaches and carpal tunnel
If you have questions regarding your pregnancy and prenatal chiropractic, please call the office to set up a complimentary consultation with Dr. Chris, a trusted Longmont chiropractor at 303.651.7003.
Resources for Pregnant Women:
www.icpa4kids.org International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
www.spinningbabies.com Childbirth preparation
www.midwiferytoday.com Midwifery Today
www.nvic.org National Vaccine Information Center
www.americanpregnancy.org American Pregnancy Association
www.makinmiracles.com Connecting Kids and Chiropractic
www.dona.com Doulas of North America
www.virtualbirth.com Virtual Birth Center