Chiropractic care during
Our goal at Midwest Chiropractic & Wellness is to empower moms with the knowledge to make the adventure of pregnancy, birth and postpartum your perfect journey.
We love to work with expecting moms. Whether you are seeking care for pain relief, want a quicker labor & recovery, or just want a different birth experience then you had previously, we are here to help. Prenatal care at our office is more than just the adjustment. We want to help you have the birth experience that you have imagined.
Below are all the services/techniques we use in our office.
Chiropractic adjustments offer gentle non-invasive benefits for expecting mothers to create balance in the pelvis and spine. When moms are balanced their bodies better manage stress and their bodies are able to adapt to the changes occurring throughout pregnancy. Dramatic physical, mental, and emotional changes throughout pregnancy can cause increased stress on your musculoskeletal system. A prenatal chiropractor, like Dr. Jenny, will find where the muscles, pelvis and spine are unbalanced and correct it, allowing you function more optimally.
- Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
- Controlling symptoms of nausea
- Reducing the time of labor and delivery
- Relieving back and neck joint pain
- Encourages optimal fetal position through proper pelvic alignment
- Improved posture
We can all agree that giving birth is a wonderful, beautiful and rewarding experience! However, the birth experience is also very exhausting and traumatic for the new mother's body. From the first trimester thru the birth process mom’s bodies go through a ton of changes. During pregnancy your muscles, ligaments, and joints get pulled and stretched to make room for the baby. At postpartum these muscles remain stretched/unstable for at least the first 6 months. Along with the instability you are doing a lot of lifting, carrying, holding, feeding, etc. so posture changes occur. Headaches, neck, upper back and tailbone pain are the most common reasons moms find us. We will help you recover postpartum by helping you regain your stability quicker. You will be able to enjoy your new baby and keep up with your children as they grow.
When you seek care
I often get asked by moms-to-be “How soon after I give birth can I get adjusted?” Chiropractic care is an important part of postpartum care, and can be utilized at any point after giving birth. We generally tell moms to come in as soon as they feel comfortable leaving the house. Usually around 2-4 weeks.
Postnatal chiropractic care:
Our focus is finding your new “normal.”
Along with chiropractic adjustments.
We go through a progression of exercises that involve the pelvic floor, glutes, low back, shoulders, and neck muscles to help regain stability. We use a technique called DNS (Dynamic Neuro Muscular Stability) to create balance and stability. Our goal is to ensure your diastasis recti heals, your pelvis and sacrum realign correctly, and prepare your body in case you would like to have another pregnancy. You are postpartum the rest of your life so there is always time to heal from your pregnancy even if you are years postpartum.