Dr. Shawn Brohl D.C., C.C.S.P.
6823 Spring Valley Drive
If you are an expectant mother, you probably know how important it is to stay in shape and eat well to have a healthy pregnancy. But you might not know that chiropractic care, along with the right nutrition plan, reduces the likelihood of miscarriage and lowers the risk of pre-term delivery.
And as your child grows up, we can help you make good nutrition choices to ensure strong bone development. We can treat many common pediatric conditions, including colic, earaches, infant torticollis, and asthma. And we can help you and your child understand how to develop good posture and prevent sports injuries.
There are a myriad of benefits a mother can experience by selecting a chiropractor to join her prenatal care team.
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
After receiving chiropractic adjustments, many women have reported relief from low-back pain due to pregnancy. Chiropractic treatment offers a non-pharmaceutical and safe form of pain relief.
A pelvis that is out of alignment can restrict the amount of space available to your developing baby. When an external force obstructs your growing baby's normal movements, it's known as intrauterine constraint. This can lead to birth defects.
Another complication that a misaligned pelvis may pose relates to delivery. When the pelvis is out of alignment, it can make it hard for your baby to move into the best position to be born, which is rear-facing, head down.
Restriction of movement often causes a baby to stay in a breech position beyond 37 weeks. This can be a very disconcerting feeling to many women. Once the pelvis and sacrum are properly aligned, the Webster Technique focuses on relieving the tightness in the round ligaments.
In some cases, this could affect a woman's ability to have a natural and noninvasive birth. A balanced pelvis also means your baby has a lower chance of moving into a breech or posterior position. When your baby is in a nonoptimal birthing position, it can lead to a longer, more complicated delivery.
Other evidence points to improved outcomes in labor and delivery for women who have received chiropractic care during their pregnancy. In fact, it may help reduce the length of time you're in labor.