Pregnancy is a time of change, in and around your body. Your body is carrying extra weight which is often felt most in your back and shoulders. With these changes sometimes you encounter aches and pains that can be relieved through chiropractic care. Chiropractic adjustments are not only safe, but are recommended for many mommies. In an adjustment, the chiropractor is able to restore some of your spinal joints along with any other joints you may have discomfort in.
Your chiropractic care is personalized and specific to your pregnancy. The positions you assume while being adjusted will be determined based on your personal needs. At no point will the Chiropractor put too much pressure or discomfort on you or the baby. In fact, if the pelvis is needing to be adjusted, the adjustment may relieve some stress that is already on the baby and mommy. A Webster Certified Chiropractor is trained to work specifically with pelvic balance in pregnancy. Dr. Kelly Herta, who is Webster Technique Certified, will assess each pregnant mommy and work with the licensed midwives at the birth center to ensure the chiropractic care is safe and personalized.
In preparatory for your birth, your body is creating and using a hormone called Relaxin. This hormone makes your body more flexible which in turn makes your chiropractic adjustments easier for mommy to endure. During your adjustments the mobility, blood flow, and nerve functions will be checked for position and mobility. If things aren’t aligned correctly, your licensed midwife will help identify that along with your chiropractor.
At the SCV Birth Center we partner closely with Dr. Kelly Herta. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kelly, click here (link to events) or call our office at 254-3000.