Are you looking for a chiropractor that offers pregnancy care near you in Northumberland?
Many women experience back pain and stiffness during pregnancy and there is often an underlying spinal-pelvic dysfunction that leads to these symptoms.
Chiropractic care in pregnancy is vital to the normal physiological function of both the mother and baby throughout pregnancy and birth. More women and birth providers are discovering the many benefits associated with chiropractic care in pregnancy.
All of our practitioners are able to provide treatment during pregnancy and a member of our team would be happy to discuss this with you.
Pregnancy Chiropractic FAQs
What chiropractic treatment method do you use during pregnancy??
Webster Technique is a specialised chiropractic treatment method for use during pregnancy that requires certification through the International Chiropractic Paediatric Association (ICPA).
What is the Webster Technique?
Webster Technique is a chiropractic sacral analysis and gentle diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/Sacroiliac joint dysfunction. This is coupled with the release of very specific pelvic ligaments and in doing so, neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is facilitated.
What is Sacral subluxation?
Sacral subluxation may contribute to pain and difficult labour for the mother. Dystocia is caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby mal-presentation. Correction of sacral subluxation may have a positive effect on all of these causes of dystocia.
The Webster Technique has become a familiar term in the pregnancy and birth conversation. Families are seeking out chiropractors who are proficient in this technique as a way to support a more comfortable, safer, and easier birth.
We have one chiropractor that is Webster certified and they are happy to discuss whether this technique is right for you.
For more information on Webster Technique click here.
What happens during my appointment while pregnant?
You will be asked to lay face down or face up on the treatment couch so that the specific adjustments can be applied. A special pregnancy cushion is used to enable you to lay face down for the adjustment.
How often will I have to see my chiropractor while pregnant?
This depends on the extent of the complaint, however, on average 6-8 appointments. This is usually enough to resolve most pregnancy-related complaints. Your chiropractor may recommend you return for a postpartum check-up once your baby is born.