• Dr. Nicole Knapp

Enhance Your Pregnancy Journey Naturally

More and more women are discovering the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy. How can chiropractic care benefit an expecting mother?

Pregnancy takes a physical toll on the expecting mother’s body. Both the weight gain and the additional stress on the body contributes to an expecting mother’s discomfort. The majority of expecting mothers experience lower back pain, especially during late pregnancy. Lower back pain relief motivates many women to seek chiropractic care.

Even though lower back pain is the most common reason, many women are noticing additional benefits of chiropractic care as they seek to enhance their journey naturally. Women have reported the following benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy:

  • Maintain a healthier pregnancy

  • Reduce back, neck, and joint pain

  • Control nausea symptoms

  • Improve mother’s ability to exercise

  • Enhance balance and ease of daily activities

  • Reduce time to labor and delivery

  • Increase chances of safer delivery

  • Prevent a potential cesarean delivery

  • Reduce breech risk

  • Improved recovery from labor and delivery

The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) recommends that women receive chiropractic care during their pregnancy to optimize the baby’s position during development and to balance the mother’s pelvis. Larry Webster, D.C., the founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), developed the Webster technique specifically for pregnant women.

The Webster technique enables chiropractors to establish pelvic balance and to reduce the stress on the mothers’ body. Studies show that pelvic balance allows for optimal baby positioning. Optimal positioning allows the baby to have full range of movement during development and increases the chance that the baby will be in the correct position for birth. Optimal positioning during birth also eliminates the risk of a difficult labor and allows for safer deliveries.

As a specialist in prenatal and neonatal chiropractic care, Dr. Nicole Knapp, D.C. earned her Webster Technique Certification through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA, Inc). For additional information on how chiropractic care can help facilitate safer and easier deliveries, contact Dr. Nicole Knapp, D.C.

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