Prenatal chiropractic care may reduce labor time, reduces risk of interventions while in labor, can assist babies in achieving optimal position in utero by allowing the pelvis to be in the correct position to give space to baby, and supports moms-to-be by relieving pains related to pregnancy such as sciatica, low back pain, and heartburn. Chiropractic care gets moms body aligned so the internal space for baby is opened. Combined with bodywork from a prenatal certified massage therapist, mom and baby can reap the benefits and work towards the birth they desire.
Postnatal chiropractic care is the perfect time to reset a mom’s body with the surplus of the relaxin hormones present. Chiropractic care counteracts challenges arising from a repetitive posture due to caring for babies by holding, carrying, and nursing. Chiropractic care can help improve healing from damage from birth interventions and doctor-aided deliveries. Birth can take up to one year for mother’s to recover!
Birth requires mother and baby to be active participants, which is not easy for either of them. Both benefit from care after delivery. Craniosacral can help mothers with mood and postpartum depression. Chiropractors can also recommend specific nutritional recommendations to help with various conditions and injuries.
Infants can receive chiropractic care too! Adjustments on infants are so gentle. Some babies sleep through the adjustment entirely. Craniosacral can be beneficial for infants after delivery by improving breastfeeding, latching, colic, and reflux. It can also help with cranial molding and correct birth canal trauma.
Dr. Jennifer Massa, D.C., C.C.S.P. of Sprout Chiropractic and Wellness. Dr. Jen and Roseville Chiropractic Center is committed to integrating the people, health related services and nutritional and health education opportunities necessary to make dreams come alive.