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Experience the Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a special, life-changing journey that’s filled with great anticipation but sometimes, also considerable discomfort and pain. Fortunately, chiropractic care offers a natural way to help ease these pains and promote a healthier delivery. This form of natural health care offers a safe, effective way to align your spine and nerve system and help you enjoy a smoother pregnancy experience.

Aligning Your Spine for a Comfortable Pregnancy

Prenatal-ChiroAs a perinatal-certified chiropractor at Branchville Family Chiropractic, Dr. Kim Stetzel is passionate about helping moms-to-be experience the benefits of prenatal chiropractic care. “Women find that they are more comfortable during their pregnancy when their spine and nervous system are working better,” she said. By aligning your spine, prenatal chiropractic care can help alleviate common pregnancy discomforts like back pain, sciatica, and pelvic discomfort.

The Webster Technique

One of the primary techniques that Dr. Kim uses to help moms-to-be is the Webster Technique. “We use a specific chiropractic analysis of the sacrum, the base of the spine, to look for misalignment of the sacrum and the pelvis,” she said. This technique not only balances the pelvis and pelvic muscles but also addresses tension in the round ligament which runs from the uterus to the pelvis.. This can be crucial for easier labor and delivery.

Easing Labor and Delivery

shoes-for-baby-sq-400While chiropractors don’t directly treat labor and delivery, their care can significantly impact the process. “When the spine is aligned, and the pelvis is aligned, and there’s the best nerve supply to the uterus, the mom’s going to have the best experience because everything’s going to work as harmoniously as it can and as it was designed to,” said Dr. Kim. This alignment can lead to a more open pelvis and proper function of uterine muscles, reducing stress and tension during delivery.

The Benefits of Postpartum Care

Your chiropractic care doesn’t have to stop after you give birth. Dr. Stetzel highlights the importance of postpartum care, as it can be highly beneficial in what’s referred to as the fourth trimester. Chiropractic helps the body recover from the physical demands of pregnancy and childbirth, aids in balancing the pelvis, and alleviates stress on the upper back and neck from nursing and carrying your baby.

Dr. Kim loves seeing moms return to the practice soon after birth so she can gently adjust them and their babies.

Have the Positive Pregnancy You Deserve

We want to help you have a comfortable and joyous pregnancy, not one filled with aches and pains. With Dr. Stetzel, who is highly experienced in caring for pregnant women, you’re in capable hands.

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