How does chiropractic help with pregnancy?

Finding out you are pregnant can be an exciting time but is also a time for changes. While pregnant the body goes through many physical and hormonal changes to prepare for carrying a baby. Staying comfortable can seem unattainable but one proactive way to find relief for your body is by going to a chiropractor. Chiropractic during pregnancy is one of the best times to experience a chiropractic adjustment. 

What is the chiropractic technique for pregnancy?

At HealthWorks Family Chiropractic, we use a gentle and precise technique called Orthospinology that uses a tool for our adjustments. In addition to Orthospinology, we also use a technique that is specific to pregnancy called the Webster technique. The Webster technique focuses on realigning the pelvis, reducing the effects of subluxation of the SI joints. The Webster technique can also help with positioning the baby before delivery preventing it from breaching and ensuring the best birth process.

Can I lay on my stomach at the chiropractor while pregnant?

At HealthWorks Family Chiropractic, we have specific pillows that allow you to easily lay on your stomach for your adjustment. Part of the Webster technique uses a drop table, which is safe for both mom and baby. We also use a handheld tool called an activator, which is a gentle and precise approach to receiving an adjustment, so you can feel your best once you are done. After the baby is born, coming in to get a postpartum adjustment is really important to make sure those muscles, joints, and ligaments are aligned so they don’t return to an incorrect position.

Our promise to you

HealthWorks Family Chiropractic is dedicated to a comprehensive and specific approach to taking care of spinal and nervous system needs. Let us help you find out how taking care of the most important system in the body will create optimal health that will last a lifetime!  

If we find we’re not the best to help with your condition, we promise to refer you to someone who is.