Chiropractic care is extremely beneficial during pregnancy for both the mother and the child. At Murdock Family Chiropractic we enjoy helping mothers and babies have a healthy, happy experience. Women go through many bodily shifts and changes during pregnancy and chiropractic care is an excellent way to help your body adapt to theses changes.
What are the benefits of chiropractic care before pregnancy?
Promotes regular menstrual cycles
Optimum uterine function
Prepares body for healthy implantation
Ensures proper nerve supply to reproductive organs
What are the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy?
Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
Controlling symptoms of nausea
Reducing the time of labor and delivery
Relieving back, neck or joint pain
Preventing a potential cesarean delivery
Is chiropractic care safe during pregnancy?
Chiropractic is a non-invasive, drug-free discipline, meaning that the risks associated with it are very low. Adverse events are very rare and we will assess you individually for any risks before beginning care. In general, there are no increased risks or side affects for pregnant women. Dr. Murdock has extensive post graduate training through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) that specially qualifies him to serve pregnant women in his office. Using specially modified adjusting tables and gentle techniques, we do our best to make sure that our pregnant patients have the most comfortable experience possible.
Do Chiropractors help turn breech babies?
Dr. Larry Webster, founder of the ICPA, developed a technique (aptly named the Webster Technique), that has been shown to facilitate neuro-biomechanical function of the pelvis and SI joint. When the pelvis and SI joints are functioning properly, optimum fetal positioning is possible. A research study published in 2002, showed a 92% success rate in babies turning to a vertex position following chiropractic care. The ICPA recommends that pregnant women receive chiropractic care throughout pregnancy to achieve pelvic balance, giving babies a better chance of moving into a correct position for birth and avoiding complications associated with improper fetal position. Dr. Murdock is certified by the ICPA to perform the Webster Technique and has had great success helping mothers have safe and successful births.
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