Chiropractic, Pregnancy and Children

Everything You Were Wondering & Didn’t Want to Ask.


What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a form of alternative medicine mostly concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine. It also includes the treatment of those conditions with adjustments of the spinal joints to allow best possible function and movement at all levels of the neck and back.

Is it safe?

There are no known contraindications to chiropractic care. All chiropractors are trained to work with women who are pregnant. Investing in the fertility and pregnancy wellness of women who are pregnant or trying to conceive is routine for most chiropractors.

What is Webster Technique?

This technique is specifically for pregnant moms. It focuses on spinal adjustments as well as on balancing the pelvic bones and structures around the uterus, such as muscles and ligaments. When your pelvis and all the surrounding structures

are balanced, your baby has the space to develop, as well as get into the proper position for birth.

Conditions in pregnancy?

  • Sleep issues
  • Control nausea
  • Fetal positioning issues
  • Low back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Headaches
  • Painful labor
  • Prevention of possible C-Section

How can Chiropractic help?

Your spine is made up of 24 independent vertebrae that enable your body to twist, bend and move. It also helps protect the delicate central nervous system that controls and coordinates every cell, tissue and organ of the body. Subluxations of the spine, commonly know as joint dysfunctions, occur when two or more vertebrae become restricted and impede the body’s ability to communicate with itself. Joint dysfunctions during pregnancy can be caused by the changes taking place in your body as it prepares to support you and your new bundle of joy.Changes such as weight gain in the abdomen, poor posture and rotation of the pelvis force the body to unnaturally adapt to additional stress placed on the spine. These changes negatively affect joint function and nerve communication throughout the body.Chiropractors are trained to locate and correct joint dysfunctions by applying a gentle, targeted movement to the body’s spinal column and extremities–where and when needed–restoring proper joint function and improving nerve communication throughout the body. This non-invasive technique is commonly known as a chiropractic adjustment.

Infant care? Conditions in infancy?

During pregnancy and birth, stress is placed on a baby’s delicate nervous system, which controls everything else in the body. If there’s stress on the nerves, it can contribute to problems such as

  • Torticollis
  • Problems Latching on (breastfeeding)
  • Sleep issues
  • Colic
  • Constipation
  • Decreased immunity
  • Ear infections
  • Poor digestion
  • Reflux
  • Spitting up

During the first year of your child’s life, they roll over, lift their head, sit up, crawl and stand. Even if they don’t have any concerning symptoms after birth, regular chiropractic checks can make sure they hit all these important milestones.

Child care?

Chiropractic care for children offers your family a solid foundation for wellness. Throughout pregnancy, birth, and childhood, the chiropractic lifestyle offers choices and benefits for your greater health and well-being. Children are active and notorious for cuts

Conditions in childhood?

  • Bed wetting
  • Sleeping
  • Behavior/attitude
  • Immune system
  • Ear infections
  • Asthma
  • Growing pains
  • Injuries from falling/ active play
  • Scoliosis
  • Posture

Chiropractic in Infancy and Early Childhood too forceful?

Many adults who have been to or heard of chiropractic before may think it is too forceful or not intended for children or infants. On the contrary, Chiropractors are trained in very low or non-force techniques suitable for anyone at any age. They determine the technique and use very light touch and force to assess and treat children and address their issues. Because children and infants are more in tune with their body and are less likely to compromise when they have something off they respond much quicker and care is much shorter.