A Natural Approach To Pregnancy
Pregnancy is an incredibly vital time in a woman’s life. It is our goal to help all soon-to-be moms enjoy the most out of this special time. As you can read in our testimonials, mothers participating in chiropractic care emphatically express how important their regular visits have been in helping to keep them feeling balanced, energized and happy during their pregnancy.
In conjunction with chiropractic care, our centre provides registered massage therapy and holistic nutrition which can both also provide wonderful health benefits during pregnancy. We strive to provide an environment where pregnant women feel relaxed, taken care of and provided with ample information regarding their pregnancy, allowing them to make informed health care decisions.
Chiropractic Care Tailored to Your Pregnancy
The techniques used in this centre are appropriate and gentle for people of all ages and can be adapted as needed for pregnancy. Special pregnancy pillows and/or tables are used for ease and comfort of the pregnant woman.
As an aside, the doctors and massage therapist are all new parents and can therefore relate to pregnancy on personal levels!
The Webster Technique in Addressing Breech Presentation
Developed in 1978 by Dr. Larry Webster, is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment for the pregnant woman. Working to correct sacral imbalances, this technique balances pelvic muscles and ligaments, removing intrauterine constraint and allows the baby to get into the best possible position for birth. Any birth position other than the ideal vertex, occiput anterior position of the baby (head down) indicates the inhibiting effects of constraint. Such presentations lead to longer more painful labours with increased medical interventions.
For more than 20 years, this chiropractic technique has facilitated easier, safer deliveries for both mother and baby and many pregnant women and birth care providers are now actively seeking doctors of chiropractic who are trained in this technique.
It is recommended to be checked for imbalances leading up to and throughout your entire pregnancy for yours and the baby’s benefit.
All doctors at this clinic are proficient and certified in The Webster Technique.
Once Your Baby is Here
Chiropractic care and massage can play a vital role in helping you transition back to your pre-pregnancy state. It is important to take care of yourself as you transition into the role of mom with many new rewards and challenges.
This wonderful new life also deserves to start out with an optimally functioning cranial/spinal system protecting the delicate tissue it surrounds. A thorough infant chiropractic evaluation is recommended shortly after birth for all new babies but especially if your baby experienced a breech presentation, forceps or vacuum delivery, shoulder dystocia, cesarian section, extended labour and delivery or colic. Of interesting notation, it is fairly routine in Australia to have chiropractors on staff at hospitals in order to check all newborns for imbalances.
Contact our Etobicoke chiropractic office to make an appointment at Hands On Health Chiropractic today.