Why see a chiropractor during pregnancy?
Chiropractic care during pregnancy is important in establishing balance in the mother’s pelvis. Dr. Meir Tako, our experienced chiropractor, provides care specifically for fertility and pregnancy wellness for women who are pregnant or who are trying to conceive through nutrition.
During pregnancy, stress and trauma on the expectant mother’s spine and pelvis may cause her pelvic opening to be compromised, resulting in a less-than-optimal passage for the baby. The contraction of pelvic diameter diminishes the capacity of the pelvic and results in difficulty (dystocia) during labor and delivery. The diameter of a women’s pelvis may also decrease due to a displaced sacrum. Dr. Abraham Towbin, a medical researcher on birth, found that the bony pelvis may become “deformed” in this way through trauma. Chiropractors define this deformation/displacement as spinal misalignment or subluxation primarily caused by the stress of trauma. Sacral misalignment may cause the torsion and tightening of specific pelvic muscles and ligaments. These tense muscles and ligaments, and their constraining effect on the uterus, prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the best possible birth position.
Is chiropractic care safe during pregnancy?
Dr. Meir Tako has been trained to work with pregnant women, and we use tables and cushions that adjust for a pregnant woman’s body. We also utilize techniques that avoid unneeded pressure on the abdomen. There are no known contraindications to chiropractic care during pregnancy. In addition, we may recommend whole food nutrition to improve your health and wellbeing during pregnancy.
The Chiropractic Way is proud to be endorsed by Bay Area Maternity & Women’s Health for excellent services in prenatal chiropractic care that provide gentle and healthy methods with tremendous benefits to mother and child. To learn more please contact us today.
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