Pregnancy

Why does every expectant mother go to great lengths to stay extra healthy during pregnancy?

Everything pregnant women experience - diet, exercise, stress - is also experienced by the developing baby.  Chiropractic care for moms-to-be can help to alleviate many of the aches and pains that stress the mother’s (and therefore baby’s) body.  But more importantly, chiropractic care for expectant women help ensure the baby has space for proper development.

 

What are the possible benefits of chiropractic care throughout pregnancy?

 

 

  • Decreased pain and discomfort
  • Reduced labor and delivery times
  • Experiencing a healthy pregnancy
  • Increased likelihood of a low risk pregnancy
  • Decreased likelihood of improper positioning of the baby
  • Decreased likelihood for the need of interventions in labor and delivery (epidural, forceps, vacuum extraction, cesarean section)

Dr Quintin Sleigh Webster Technique Chiropractic Adjustment     Dr Katie Sleigh Webster Technique Pregnant Woman

How does chiropractic help women during pregnancy?  

 

The birth canal is made up of 2 pelvic bones that come together to form the pelvis.  As the baby grows, it puts increased stress on the joints of the pregnant female's pelvis.  This can lead to pelvic misalignments and imbalances in the ligaments that support the uterus.  It can also change the shape of the birth canal leading to a decrease in its overall size.  This can affect the development of the baby and can lead to transverse, breech, posterior, and inverse positioning of the baby.  

 

Dr Quintin Sleigh doing the Webster Technique for PregnancyIt is essential to have to maximum space available to ensure optimal development of the baby.  By realigning the pelvis, Dr. Katie is able to restore the normal size of the birth canal allowing the baby to have the proper space to develop.  Dr. Katie has trained in the Webster Technique which she uses to restore pelvic alignment and balance.  This allows the baby to have the proper space to turn to the normal vertex position.   

 

Throughout pregnancy, the expectant woman's body goes through many changes.  Hormonal changes cause the joints and soft tissues to relax to accommodate for the growing fetus.  However, this also leads to a propensity for joint misalignment and pain.  Weight gain causes increased demand and fatigue on spinal and pelvic muscles and ligaments.  It also causes the center of gravity to change, forcing the pregnant female to compensate with improper posture.

 

Expectant women experience many common symptoms with these changes throughout pregnancy:  

 

 Low Back Pain

 Arm Pain/ Tingling

 Groin Pain

 Heartburn

 Headaches

 Leg Pain/ Tingling

 Neck Pain

 Pubic Pain

 

For a testimonial on sciatic pain relief through the Webster Technique, view this video.

 

Drs. Quintin and Katie Sleigh are a chiropractic team in Arlington Heights, Illinois who put special Webster pregnancy adjustmentemphasis on the care of moms to be.  Drs. Quintin and Katie help to restore balance throughout the spine and nervous system with gentle and specific adjusting techniques.  They also recommend individualized pregnancy stretches and pregnancy exercises.  Many expectant women that have chiropractic care experience happier, more pleasant pregnancies, and so can you!  

 

 

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