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Chiropractic focuses on the spine to promote the body’s ability to function at its most optimal level. A human’s nervous system is responsible for every single living function of a human body. The nervous system is the communication platform from the brain to the body. Think of it like wi-fi in one’s body. Since one’s nervous system (composed of brain, spinal cord, and all nerves) runs directly through the spine, the spine is super important. Chiropractors specifically asses the spine, looking for misalignments that interfere with the communication to allow the nervous system to communicate at 100%. If the brain cannot communicate with parts of the body, then the body does not function at 100%. Full communication of the nervous system at 100%=full function at 100%.
A pregnancy or prenatal Chiropractor is specifically trained to assess the pelvis, spine and nervous system of a woman that is pregnant. Throughout the beautiful 9 months a baby grows within a woman’s uterus, a hormone called Relaxin is released in high amounts. This hormone essentially builds in high amounts in preparation for birth and also helps the pelvis expand for what we can call "the great departure" aka birth. This hormone causes the body to misalign much easier which often results in low back pain, hip/pelvic pain, sciatica, round ligament pain, headaches/migraines, neck pain, digestive issues, pubic and tailbone pain, fatigue, and breech presentation. A woman's pelvic bones and pelvic alignment are the anchor points and house the woman’s power to carry, bear, and give birth to a child. That being said, it's essential for a female's pelvis to be balanced. When a female’s pelvis is misaligned, it distorts the pelvic bowl and doesn’t allow for the proper positioning of the fetus, and can result in breech presentation. If the fetus doesn’t have enough room to turn or line up properly, it will result in transverse presentation, stalling of labor, and potential cesarean section surgery. Throughout our lives, posture, small traumas, large traumas, stress, and other various forces on the body can drastically impact a pregnant woman’s pelvis. This in turn puts pressure on one's nervous system and this pelvic distortion can disrupt optimal positioning for a fetus. Gentle adjustments to a woman’s pelvis optimizes her structure and ensures that baby and mama are prepared for the beautiful process of birth.
The Webster Technique, a specific pregnancy chiropractic technique, analyses the sacrum, psoas, and specific female pelvic ligaments to ensure optimal positioning for one’s baby and decrease in intrauterine constraint. According to a research performed by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), the Webster technique was 92% effective in resolution of breech presentation. Not only does Webster allow for the most optimal positioning of the baby for birth (not just breech presentation), but it aligns the pelvis so a pregnant female can better deal with pregnancy, back pain, and have decreased labor time as well.
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