Chiropractic for a Healthier and Happier Pregnancy
Pregnancy Chiropractor in Ogden, Utah: Dr. Burke Larsen offers chiropractic care for expecting mothers. When your body goes through the various stages and trials of pregnancy and labor, your spine is subjected to extreme amounts of stress. After all, it has to constantly adjust itself to bear the growing weight of another person over a short time frame of just nine months. The center of gravity shifts forward and weight gain adds stress to the spine of the expecting mother. This stress frequently causes lower back pain, headaches and migraines, nausea, insomnia, and other symptoms that can wreak havoc on your quality of life.
Did you know that regular chiropractic care throughout pregnancy can help Mom and Baby be healthier? Did you know that it can shorten labor times and lessen pain? Research has shown all of this to be true. While pregnant, Mom releases a hormone called ‘Relaxin’ that loosens her joints and ligaments to make room for the little one growing inside. Chiropractic care can help make sure everything is in the right position to allow maximum room and proper positioning for Baby and reduce Mom’s chance of injury – because Baby’s positioning affects not only Mom’s comfort, but also her labor and birth.
Webster Technique for a Happier Pregnancy
Dr. Burke uses a gentle technique called Webster that helps ease Mom’s discomfort and ensure proper positioning of Baby. This technique can turn babies in-utero and help avoid birth trauma associated with breech births and cesarean births.
Over 50% of pregnant women complain of lower back pain during pregnancy, caused primarily by the weight that must be balanced by an overworked spine and support system. Furthermore, how smooth and uncomplicated your delivery is has a lot to do with the state of your body. A body that is stressed, misaligned and worn out can result in complications during delivery – resulting in anything from a painful delivery to problems with positioning the baby correctly.
Because significant spinal trauma can occur during the birth process, many parents elect to have their newborn’s spine checked right after birth. Mom’s comfort and health is of utmost importance during this delicate time, so Dr. Burke takes special care to come to you at home if desired or to the hospital or birth center if permitted.
A study performed by the American Medical Association Board of Trustees concluded that women who received chiropractic care during their third trimester of pregnancy were able to carry and deliver with far more comfort. Plus, the need for painkillers was also reduced by half in several patients in another well-known study.