Pregnancy Care Specialist

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Back to Natural Chiropractic

Chiropractor located in River North, Chicago, IL

Dr. Sara and Dr. Stephanie both have a specialized prenatal certification through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association called the Webster Technique. The Webster Technique is a method of chiropractic assessment and adjustment that's designed to assist your pelvis and sacrum in proper alignment and balance. When these body structures are positioned correctly, your baby may have more space to move inside the womb. A Back To Natural Chiropractic physician will align your pelvis and sacrum through very gentle and specific hands-on muscle and ligamentous releases and joint manipulations. The treatment allows for relaxation of tight muscles and ligaments and movement of restricted joints. It promotes proper pelvic alignment to help the mother feel comfortable during pregnancy and labor.

Pregnancy Care Q & A

Is Chiropractic Care Safe During Pregnancy?

During pregnancy, the musculoskeletal system is affected by the protruding abdomen, duck-like walk, and increased lower back curve. This change in posture puts more strain on the lower back and pelvis, which may result in lower back pain. Fifty percent of all women complain of low back pain during pregnancy. When practiced by a licensed chiropractor, receiving chiropractic care during pregnancy is perfectly safe. Chiropractors have doctoral degrees, and they have spent years studying how the body functions. They are familiar with not just the systems within the body, such as the muscular, skeletal and nervous system, but they also understand how these systems interact with one another.

Most importantly, chiropractors are keenly aware of what treatments are safe to perform during pregnancy and which ones can be adapted, so they are safe to administer. They also know which ones they cannot offer to expectant mothers.

What Kind of Pregnancy Care Do Chiropractors Offer?

Chiropractic care can help alleviate a variety of symptoms that often may set in during pregnancy. Through chiropractic manipulations, nutritional education, acupuncture, physical therapy and massage therapy, chiropractors can help with:

  • Sciatica
  • Lower back, hip, knee and foot pain
  • Digestive problems
  • Sleeping issues
  • Headaches
  • Pubic bone pain
  • Malpositioning of baby

Sometimes these symptoms plague mothers throughout their pregnancy, and sometimes they set in for only a short duration. In either case, chiropractors offer natural ways to deal with many of the discomforts that come with being pregnant.

What Should Expecting Mothers Who Want Pregnancy Care Look for in a Chiropractor?

Anyone in Chicago, who is looking for a chiropractor, should seek out one that is licensed in Illinois and certified in the Webster Technique. Additionally, expectant mothers may want to look for and experienced female chiropractor who will be able to relate to the struggles of pregnancy. Chiropractic care is a holistic approach that takes into account the entire body, and seeing someone who appreciates what the body goes through during pregnancy will make the care that much more e.

Insurance Information

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