In the first trimester, chiropractic care can help manage many of the symptoms associated with early pregnancy. Many women experience nausea and vomiting, which can lead to headaches and neck pain. Research shows that chiropractic care can be beneficial in managing headache and migraine symptoms associated with fluctuations in hormones and physical stress of vomiting. Breast tenderness is also common in early pregnancy and we use pillows for added comfort.
Second and Third Trimester
Many women experience trouble with sciatica, and low back pain as posture changes and the lumbar curve increases through pregnancy. Chiropractic care in the second trimester includes adjustments and exercise to help get your body ready for labor and delivery. At approximately 20 weeks, we are able to utilize the Webster Technique, which helps to gently align the pelvic bones and help promote a more balanced pelvis for an easier labor and delivery. At about 36 weeks we recommend exercises to also help balance the pelvis. Dr. Amy has completed the Webster Technique certification through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and also a Spinning Babies workshop for health care professionals.
Postpartum and Infant care
One of the most important times for care is after your baby is born! Many women experience muscle soreness from the delivery process and from lifting the baby in and out of cribs and car seats. Women also experience headaches from improper sleep posture and looking down to feed and care for the baby. We help provide information on baby ergonomics, nutritional counseling to help support lactation needs, and adjustments to help reduce nerve interference caused by emotional stress and physical stress of caring for your newborn.