Chiropractic For a Healthier Pregnancy
57th Street Chiropractic specializes in offering chiropractic care for expecting mothers. When your body goes through the various stages and trials of pregnancy and labor, your spine is subjected to extreme amounts of stress. After all, it has to constantly adjust itself to bear the growing weight of another person over a short timeframe of just nine months. The center of gravity shifts forward and substantial weight gain adds stress to the spine of the expecting mother. This stress frequently causes lower back pain, headaches and migraines, nausea, insomnia, and other symptoms that can wreak havoc on your quality of life.
Over 50% of pregnant women complain of lower back pain during pregnancy, caused primarily by the weight that must be balanced by an overworked spine and support system. Furthermore, how smooth and uncomplicated your delivery is has a lot to do with the state of your body. A body that is stressed, misaligned and worn out can result in complications during delivery – resulting in anything from a painful delivery to problems with positioning the baby correctly.
A study performed by the American Medical Association Board of Trustees concluded that women who received chiropractic care during their third trimester of pregnancy were able to carry and deliver with far more comfort. Plus, the need for painkillers was also reduced by half in several patients in another well-known study.
Dealing with shifting weight, imbalance and pain & discomfort from a taxed nervous system are prime reasons for the need of chiropractic care for pregnant women. Dr. Gregg D. Rubinstein and his staff are experts at delivering high-quality chiropractic services for expecting mothers from day one of pregnancy to birth – and beyond.
Webster Technique for Pregnant Women
The Webster Technique was designed to help remove subluxations in pregnant women and restore balance to the pelvic area through adjustments and relaxation of special ligaments in the pelvic girdle. This helps to relieve the pressure and stress that can be placed on the pelvic area during pregnancy & childbirth and it also helps with optimal fetal positioning.
Chiropractic care for expecting mothers includes adjustments and manipulations designed to maintain proper pelvic balance & alignment and to cut down on complications to help ensure a smooth delivery. Natural pain relief is also a key benefit as all medications can cross the placenta and have negative effects on your soon to be bundle of joy!
Natural Birth Experience
If you’ve been to the office recently, you notice that we’re seeing a lot more expecting moms, infants and children. For many years, people have been asking me about chiropractic and expecting moms and,in particular, about having a more natural birth experience. I certainly feel that the birth process has been associated with way too much intervention as of late with almost 50% of births now going to C-section. These advanced interventions do have risks associated with them.
Fortunately, I’ve come to know in the past few years a woman named Stephanie Heintzeler, a classically trained midwife and doula. For those who don’t know what a ‘doula’ is – she is someone that acts as an advocate for you, the parents, by helping you navigate all the complexities of hospital birthing and interventions. Thus, enabling you to have a fulfilling and rewarding birth with minimized risk to both mother and child. She’s extremely knowledgeable in pre-and postpartum assistance at home, on the phone, online she offers birthing classes, breast-feeding counseling and training courses.
Stephanie Heintzeler and the New York Doula concierge service is truly an expert group of professionals in the field and I never hesitate to recommend her and her services to any of my patients that are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
– Dr. Gregg D. Rubinstein