Leahy Chiropractic

Dr. Leahy adjusting a pregnant patient.
Dr. Leahy adjusting a pregnant patient.
Pregnancy

Nothing is more special than the birth of a child. It is a magical time and should be treated with the love, harmony, and respect that it deserves. Mothers who are adjusted during pregnancy typically have less symptoms during pregnancy, maintain health for themselves and baby, and have healthier deliveries. I have spent the past year receiving additional education in prenatal and pediatric care and am a certified Webster’s Practitioner. The Webster’s Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment that reduces interference to the nervous system and balances maternal pelvic muscles and ligaments. This in turn reduces torsion in the uterus, a cause of intra-uterine constraint of the baby and allows for optimal fetal positioning in preparing for birth. I am proud to have helped many women allow for a natural, healthy birth and baby!

Pregnancy and Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care during pregnancy can provide benefits for women who are pregnant.
Potential benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include:

  • Help relieving headaches, neck, midback, and lower back pain
  • Help relieving numbness and tingling in arms/legs (sciatica)
  • Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
  • Helping symptoms of morning sickness such as nausea
  • Reducing the time of labor and delivery
  • Prevent a potential cesarean delivery
The Webster Technique

This balanced state in the pelvis makes it easier for a breech baby to turn naturally. It is considered normal by some for a baby to present breech  until the third trimester. Most birth practitioners are not concerned with  breech presentations until a patient is 37 weeks along. Approximately 4% of all pregnancies result in a breech presentation. The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reported in the July/August 2002 issue an 82% success rate of babies turing vertex when doctors of chiropractic balance the pelvis using the Webster Technique.