Pregnancy & Chiropractic Services at Park Slope
More and more women are discovering the many benefits associated with chiropractic care in pregnancy.
Lower back pain is the most common complaint during pregnancy causing women to seek chiropractic care. However, as these women receive chiropractic care, they begin to notice and learn of additional benefits, i.e. less tension on muscles and ligaments and extremities, easier to breathe, less digestive stress, better positioning of the baby, etc.
We strongly recommend specific analysis and adjustment of the sacrum throughout pregnancy to detect imbalance and optimize pelvic biomechanics in preparation for safer, easier births. Since chiropractic care reduces nervous system stress and aids all body functions, pregnant mothers should have their spines checked regularly throughout pregnancy, optimizing health benefits for both the mother and baby.
Chiropractic care in pregnancy is vital to the normal physiological function of both the mother and baby in pregnancy and birth.
In the mother:
Prepares the pelvis for an easier pregnancy and birth by creating a state of balance in pelvic bony structures, muscles and ligaments.
Removes tension on the ligaments that support the uterus thus reducing torsion (intrauterine constraint) to the woman’s uterus.
Reduces interference to the mother’s vital nerve system which controls and coordinates all of her systems and functions.
Allows for a safer easier birth for the mother decreasing the potential for intervention.
To the infant:
Removes interference to the mother’s nerve system allowing for better baby development.
Allows the baby the room to develop without restrictions to its forming cranium, spine and other skeletal structures.
Offers the baby the room to move into the best possible position for birth.
With proper fetal positioning, there is a significant decrease in dystocia and the resulting birth trauma caused by intervention.
“I am grateful to the International
Chiropractic Pediatric Association for this
opportunity to perfect my knowledge and skills in order to advance chiropractic care to the forefront of healthcare for children, pregnant moms and adults.”
- Andrea Auerbach, D.C., CACCP
The Webster Technique for Breech Position
Webster Technique is a gentle, safe non-invasive approach to correcting the position of a breech birth. This is not like other methods that may attempt to physically turn the baby; in this approach the baby is not physically contacted or moved. Breech is a symptom of an underlying cause. Intrauterine constraint due to a misalignment of the mom’s pelvis can cause a breech position. The chiropractic evaluation will determine the specifics of this misalignment (subluxation) and determine the chiropractic care needed to correct the imbalance. The baby innately wants to be in the correct position. It simply does not have the room in the womb!
A Word on Infertility
‘Chiropractors work with the body’s ability to adapt and function the way it is designed to.’
The question has arisen more than once about the effects of chiropractic care on infertility. Chiropractors often find that infertility is connected to obstruction in the nervous system, (subluxation). Chiropractic improves nervous system integrity by correcting subluxations, subsequently allowing the body to return to balance and optimal health.
In addition to her well rounded family centered Chiropractic education, Doctor Auerbach has completed a 180 hour Certification course of post-graduate study given by the Academy of Family Practice and the Chiropractic Council on Pediatrics (CACCP).