Pregnancy

We at Family First Chiropractic of Verona love our expectant mothers! We provide a welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere to make it easy for you to feel comfortable. Whether this is your first bundle of joy or another addition to your family, chiropractic care during pregnancy is one of the focuses of our practice at Family First Chiropractic of Verona!

 

Chiropractic care during your pregnancy – and after - can be highly beneficial.

Expectant motherhood can be a joyous time, but it can also take a toll on your body. All the changes your body goes through can cause discomfort and pain. Fortunately, prenatal chiropractic care can significantly help you throughout your pregnancy. Among the many benefits, prenatal chiropractic care has even been shown to reduce time spent in labor for many women.

Pregnancy hormones prepare the expectant mother for delivery by loosening the ligaments in the low back and pelvis. This loosening, especially when coupled with a rapid increase in weight that is not distributed evenly, can cause joint dysfunction in the spine and pelvis, which chiropractors call subluxations. These subluxations can interrupt the flow of the central nervous systems’ natural communication throughout the body. These changes can frequently cause back and hip pain, pain in the upper torso and neck, pain in other body joints, and stress and tension in all other structures of the body.

What Does Prenatal Chiropractic Care Do?

Prenatal chiropractic care utilizes gentle pressure to address issues that might typically arise, including joint mobilization, soft tissue treatment, and therapeutic exercise, all of which is safe and effective during your pregnancy.  The chiropractic adjustments themselves are done using a specific technique called the Webster Technique

As with any other patient, your chiropractic care will be tailored to your specific needs based on your journey through your pregnancy. We will perform a thorough evaluation of your health to be sure you receive safe and appropriate chiropractic care.  We also have special adjusting tables and pillows to accommodate baby bumps of any size, ensuring your comfort at any stage of pregnancy.

How chiropractic care can help after your baby is born.

As soon as possible following delivery, it is a good idea to have a chiropractic evaluation before the ligaments in your body begin to tighten again to help ensure your spine and pelvis are once again properly aligned. This is important to remember because the better your body’s structure is aligned, the better you will be able to meet the new responsibilities brought on by the birth of your child, such as carrying your baby, breastfeeding, and all of the bending and stretching required to lift and care for your baby. 

Experience the many benefits of pre- and post-natal chiropractic care.

So, to summarize, the many benefits of chiropractic care from Family First Chiropractic of Verona during pregnancy can include:

 

  • Successfully preparing your body for the rigors of pregnancy and childbirth
  • Relief from
    • lower- and upper-back (spinal) pain
    • sciatic (hip/leg) pain, which is typically felt in the lower back but then radiates down the leg
    • pain in the pubic bone region
    • pain from a misplaced rib or ribs
    • neck pain
    • other joint pain
  • Controlling symptoms of nausea
  • Reduction in time of labor and delivery
  • Prevention of a potential cesarean delivery

For more information, give us a call!

If you are interested in learning more about how chiropractic care can help you during your pregnancy and after delivery, please contact First Family Chiropractic of Verona at (608) 497-1801 to schedule a consultation.

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