Prenatal Chiropractic Care for Batavia IL Patients
You may have heard that chiropractic care offers remarkable benefits to patients of all ages, even newborn infants who sustain musculoskeletal misalignments during birth. But did you know that this natural healing modality can even help a baby before birth -- and the expectant mother as well? Prenatal chiropractic care is a safe, effective way to reduce the discomforts that accompany pregnancy and facilitate a normal delivery. We're happy to provide this form of care here at Sharratt Chiropractic in Batavia IL.
Pregnancy and the Musculoskeletal System
One look at a woman in her third trimester will tell you a lot about how pregnancy affects the musculoskeletal system. The added weight in the abdominal region causes the body to lean into a swayback position. This throws your center of gravity off and places unnatural stresses and strains on your muscles, joints, and nervous system. It's no wonder that headaches, neck pain, backaches, nausea, and circulatory sluggishness are such common complaints during these months. The fact that your pelvic ligaments loosen in anticipation of birth only makes your body more unstable.
Chiropractic treatments can ease many of your prenatal aches and pains. We use specialized treatment tables and gentle techniques to allow for the safest and most comfortable adjustments possible, regardless of your stage of pregnancy. By carefully restoring joints to their proper position, we can help your muscles relax and take compression off of your nerves for more normal systemic function.
Our Chiropractor Can Help Mother and Baby Alike
Prenatal massage can prove even more valuable for your unborn child. During the third trimester, the fetus needs to turn around inside the womb to get ready for a head-first delivery. If a misalignment issue in the mother's body makes this maneuver impossible, you may end up experiencing dystocia (difficult labor) related to a breech birth.
To help prevent this problem, our Batavia IL chiropractor can administer a specialized chiropractic method known as the Webster Technique. This technique focus on correcting alignment errors in the sacral vertebrae (at the base of the spine) and pelvic bones. By literally straightening the path toward a normal delivery, the Webster Technique could make the difference between experiencing a normal, healthy delivery having to undergo a C-section. This benefit alone would make prenatal chiropractic care more than worthwhile.
Start Your Motherhood the Healthy Way
Interested in getting your motherhood off to the healthiest possible start? Call Sharratt Chiropractic at (630) 406-8088 to schedule an initial appointment and prenatal chiropractic care at our clinic. We can help you, your unborn child, your newborn child, and the rest of your family enjoy optimal wellness!