Transforming the health of each newborn, child, adult and elder through exceptional, gentle, drug free Chiropractic Care.
Often fertility challenges are associated with less than optimal nervous system function. Chiropractors are experts in reducing nervous system interference by keeping the spine properly aligned, and allowing clear messages to travel to and from the brain and throughout the body, including the reproductive system. Chiropractic care can be used in conjunction with other approaches to enhance fertility and resolve infertility challenges as well as greatly improve the chances of successful medical procedures such as IVF.
As a woman's pregnancy progresses, her center of gravity shifts outward and her posture compensations. Her ligaments become more lax (which is necessary for birthing) but these changes can add instability in all of her joints, including her spine and pelvis. Chiropractic care ensures that the main communication highway between brain and body is clear from any obstruction, tension or distortion which allows for ease during pregnancy as well as during labour. When all body systems are clearly connected they can work together in synchrony and balance.
Some of the other benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include:
Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
Controlling symptoms of nausea
Relieving back, pelvic, pubic bone, neck or joint pain (84% of women found beneficial)
Easier labour experience
Shorter labour times (up to 40%)
More balanced posture
Reduction in the need for analgesics (50% reduction)
Providing an environment conducive to a head down, ideal position for the baby
Breech & Webster's Technique
If your baby is breech, there is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment called The Webster's Technique which enables chiropractors to establish balance in a pregnant woman’s pelvis and reduce stress in her uterus and supporting ligaments. This balanced state has been clinically shown to allow babies who were breech to turn into a head down position. This Webster Technique has been shown to be 82% effective.
Research has shown that Chiropractic care during pregnancy can reduce labour time (by 25% first time moms- by 40% second birth) and result in a more comfortable birth experience. Establishing pelvic balance and alignment in pregnancy through chiropractic care also helps birth in many ways including:
Aligning the pelvis to allow an optimal amount of space available for the baby to get into an optimal position.
Allowing the master communication nervous system to speak clearly to the uterus and cervix, allowing for more effective birth sensations and faster, easier births.
Infants and Children
In infants, the nervous system controls growth and development. Because infancy is the time of greatest brain and proprioceptive development, this is the optimal time to take care of the nervous system.
When adjusting a newborn to eliminate any disturbances, a skilled chiropractor will only use pressure equal to that which you would be comfortable using while pressing on your eye. The child is adjusted by hand and/or an adjustive device while either lying on a pillow or on his/her parent. It is simple, safe and effective – and is often done while sleeping – it is that gentle!.
Other children's conditions that improve through chiropractic include:
The WOMB provides chiropractic care for families at all ages and stages. One of the best things about receiving chiropractic adjustments is that they are a completely drug-free path to healing the body naturally. Chiropractic benefits include helping to naturally improve problems such as:
Improved mental clarity
Arthritis and joint pain
Immune system deficiencies