Pregnancy Chiropractic Care

For many expectant mothers, a painful pregnancy and fear of a painful birth temper the impending joy of welcoming a new child. At Meek Integrative Health Center in Springfield MO we understand these complex emotions of fear, pain and excitement. That’s why we offer chiropractic prenatal and pregnancy care, with specific focus on the Webster Technique, for managing pregnancy pain and preparing your body for a successful natural childbirth.

During pregnancy, the body naturally secretes the relaxing hormone, which will help loosen ligaments in the pelvic region, accommodating a woman’s expanding uterus and growing baby. Too much ligament relaxation, however, can cause instability in the pelvic bones. At the same time, expectant mothers experience additional strain on the lumbar spine due to changes in spinal curvature in response to the growing baby. This combination of muscle relaxation and increased pressure can cause core weakness and instability, making it difficult to carry the baby without experiencing pain. Additionally, any pelvic misalignments will exacerbate this pregnancy pain and make a successful natural birth more difficult.

Chiropractic adjustments are safe and effective for managing pregnancy-related pain. As long as misalignments in the pelvis and sacrum exist, expectant mothers will experience intensified pregnancy pain. Worse, these misalignments may also increase the risk for a breech birth. We recommend regular adjustments to keep the pelvis properly aligned. As the pelvic region adjusts to accommodate the growing fetus, chiropractic adjustments support these adjustments by maintaining proper alignment. These adjustments also allow the nerves within the pelvic region to deliver messages between the brain and the growing fetus without interference.

As women enter their final trimester, the excitement of meeting their new child is tempered by the fear of a painful and difficult childbirth. Many women hope for a natural, drug-free birth, but are warned this may not be possible if the baby is in a breech position. The Webster Technique is a special chiropractic adjustment technique that reduces stress on the ligaments near the uterus and helps to prepare women for a successful natural birth. Reducing stress on the ligaments is essential in the final months of pregnancy. Without effective prenatal care, tension and tightness in these ligaments can cause painful spasms. These spasms restrict a baby’s natural movements within the uterus, preventing a baby from naturally moving out of the breech position.

Our providers have extensive experience using the Webster Technique and chiropractic prenatal care has helped prevent breech births, allowing many women to avoid unnecessary birthing interventions. The Webster adjustment technique allows the baby to safely and comfortably rearrange him or herself within the uterus, moving out of the breech position.

If you are expecting a new addition to your family, chiropractic care is an important part of prenatal care. If you want to learn more about how chiropractic adjustments, including the Webster Technique, can prepare your body for a successful natural birth, contact Meek Integrative Health Center in Springfield MO today.

How Our Chiropractic Pregnancy Care Helps Women

We wonder how many women know that a chiropractor can help them when they are pregnant.  Yes, you read that correctly.  It is possible many women think the opposite, that they should shy away from a chiropractor when they are expecting.  However, at Meek Integrative Health Center, we encourage clients in Springfield, MO, to find out how chiropractic treatment can help you during your pregnancy.


Key Benefits of This for Women

One thing an expecting mom is most concerned about is an uncomfortable pregnancy and an excruciatingly painful delivery.  It is no exaggeration to say at times this fear outweighs the joy of having children at all.  Chiropractic care such as that offered by our facility is designed to alleviate the fears and more importantly the discomfort.  Utilizing a program known as the Webster Technique, discomfort during pregnancy is greatly reduced, as is the pain during birth.  Our staff has been thoroughly trained in how to do this properly.  

Why Is This So?

Largely without her knowledge, a woman may have a misalignment in her pelvic and/or sacrum area of the body.  This condition can result in a painful pregnancy.  When chiropractic adjustments are done regularly, this condition can be corrected.  That correction will lead to far less pain throughout the pregnancy.  Treatment sessions can also yield a reduction of stress on ligaments, particularly during the last trimester.  That means, if a woman chooses natural childbirth, it will be much easier to manage the pain.  It is worth a lot of consideration.

Other Pertinent Services Offered

You might wish to know about our pediatric chiropractic care once your children get a little bit older.  We firmly believe it is good for people of all ages, even children.  We can diagnose and treat misalignments of the spine.  If ignored, conditions such as these can lead to other health problems.  

Where Should You Begin?

If you are planning to start a family, do not wait; find a chiropractor now.  If you reside in or near Springfield, MO, you can come to our office.  If you do not live nearby, we can still offer helpful advice.  Here we have experts in chiropractic pregnancy care and we would be happy to guide you.  Start your new family with confidence at Meek Integrative Health Center! Call (417) 887-0340  to schedule your appointment today!  At Meek Integrative Health Center we offer the chiropractic care that you deserve and help ease your pregnancy.

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