Nothing is more special than the birth of a child.
This 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. In 2011, Dr. Leahy received her Certification by the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics (CACCP) through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and is also 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 preparation for the birth.
Pregnancy & Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care during pregnancy may provide the following potential benefits:
Help relieving headaches, neck, mid-back, 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
Although it is considered normal for a baby to present in the breech position until the third trimester, the sooner a woman begins care, the more likely it is that they will assume the head down position. By balancing the spine, especially the sacrum and pelvis, the more easy it is for the baby to properly position after the 37 week mark.
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 turning vertex when doctors of chiropractic balance the pelvis using the Webster Technique.