Being pregnant is tough on the body. If you are pregnant now or have been pregnant before you share several common characteristics. I don’t mean the common feeling of your kicking baby or that
continuous queasiness during the first few months; or if you were like me, nine months of nausea.
The great thing about being a chiropractor is you can help all sorts of people at different times of their life. When I decided to specialize in pediatrics and pregnancies, I knew the commitment had to be there. There’s nothing like it when a patient calls you in the middle of the night to adjust them when they are going through labor pains.
When you are pregnant your body goes through many changes. While your baby grows the muscles, ligaments, and bones adapt in reaction to the little person growing inside of you. Pregnant women present with all sorts of complaints:
How is an adjustment when pregnant done? At my practice I use a special table that allows women to lay on their stomach comfortably. I also use pregnancy pillows. Due to the structure of the table and pillow a pregnant individual can relax on her stomach. Check out this video to view my table. After specific analysis of the spine, pelvis, and surrounding structures, I’m able to perform a gentle adjustment that puts balance in the pelvis and affected joints. I am certified in a technique called the Webster In-Utero Technique. This technique can be used regardless of the baby’s presentation. Below you will find research on the benefits of chiropractic care and pregnancy.
American Pregnancy.org Website
Chiropractic Care for an Easier Pregnancy and Safer Birth
By Jeanne Ohm
Alpharetta Chiropractor, Dr. Bates takes care of patients with many health issues. Her goal is to allow you to have the best quality of life possible.