Chiropractic in Pregnancy
"I found out about Align Chiropractic through the Rochester Area Birth Network and what a blessing that was! Currently pregnant with my first child and Dr. Fleming has provided consistent relief, joy, and improvement every week to my spine and pelvis through the Webster Technique. Wonderful thing! Very knowledgeable, affable, and caring."
Dr. Fleming and Dr. Potter are members of the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association). Dr. Fleming sits on the RABN (Rochester Area Birth Network) Steering committee. Both doctors are certified in Webster technique!
Many pregnant women do not know that chiropractic treatment during pregnancy is both safe and effective in lessening the discomfort that can accompany this part of their lives. It is important for the expectant mother to understand that when the pelvis is misaligned it not only causes pain, it may also reduce the amount of room available for the developing baby.
Back pain is a common complaint in women who are pregnant due to the many changes that are happening within their body. Changes in weight distribution can influence posture, center of gravity, and overall biomechanics. Muscles and joints will naturally accommodate for these changes but in turn stretches ligaments and may lead to pain in the low back or abdomen. Chiropractic care can help re-establish balance and alignment of the entire spine and pelvis. The Webster technique focuses primarily on the alignment of the pelvis and the associated muscles and ligaments supporting the growing uterus. To read what the American Pregnancy Association has to say regarding chiropractic care during pregnancy, click here.
Throughout your pregnancy the use of specialized pregnancy pillows will allow you to lay comfortably while receiving the care that you need. Most women are so comfortable in fact, that it can be difficult to get them to leave! Rest assured, before it is time to leave you will be directed on stretches and exercises that you can perform yourself in the comfort of your home.
Click here to learn more about the Webster technique.
The use of a specialized pregnancy pillow to support the growing belly, offers optimal comfort to our pregnant patients.
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Pictured above are the progression of supportive pregnancy pillows that allow the expecting mother to lay on her stomach without compressing the growing baby. These pillows allow chiropractors to perform necessary soft tissue therapies to the low back and pelvis of the mother.