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Pregnancy Chiropractic Care in CT

Prenatal Chiropractic Helps to Optimize Pregnancy

Pregnant Couple in gardenIt’s widely known that the correct positioning of a baby in utero affects the birth outcome. Proper positioning also decreases the potential for undue stress on the infant’s developing spine and nervous system.

Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby

Mother and child can both receive maximum advantage from our cutting-edge prenatal chiropractic care. The healthier a mom is during her pregnancy, the healthier her baby will be. The stronger the mom’s immune system will be, the stronger the baby’s immune system will be at birth.

Babies also will be able to have more space to maneuver around through the development process. When moms get adjusted through pregnancy, doing so also helps the neurological development and growth of their baby and helps the baby to get into the head-down position for delivery.

The Webster Technique

This gentle, safe and specific adjustment method places a strong emphasis on the stabilization of the sacrum and pelvis. When this occurs, a natural shift takes place in the womb, and the infant automatically gains more space to maneuver and develop. This optimal positioning leads to a safer and ideal birth experience for both the mother and her baby.

We recommend that you come in for a noninvasive evaluation as soon as you know you’re expecting. ViVO Chiropractic ® wants to help you to optimize this wonderful time in your life.

Benefits of Prenatal Chiropractic

Moms-to-be benefit from regular chiropractic adjustments through the lessening or elimination of the following symptoms

  • Back pain
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Rib Discomfort
  • Headaches
  • Heartburn
  • Round ligament pain
  • Sciatica
  • Nausea
  • And more…

Chiropractic also may help you to have an easier and quicker labor. It also can help make pregnancy more comfortable and enjoyable for moms. Women under chiropractic care during pregnancy also have peace and comfort, knowing that they are doing everything within their power to help their unborn child.

Providing Emotional Support

At our friendly office, our pregnant moms find it easy and comfortable to share their challenges and extend their trust. If you’re struggling with a pregnancy issue, we can help.

As a mom herself, Dr. April Little likes to give mothers emotional support. “I will share my positive birth stories and those of other patients.” Dr. April also guides moms to resources that were helpful to her. “It’s also important for moms-to-be to get into the mindset of ‘you can do this. We don’t want pregnant women to think of pregnancy as a giant,
painful hurdle to go through but instead a beautiful experience.”

What to Expect

During your first visit we will sit down and discuss a very detailed history. The doctor will look at what your body has been through prior to the pregnancy and ask if you’ve experienced any issues since the pregnancy.

Then, we’ll talk about your goals and what it will take to reach them. Lastly, we will use the INSiGHT™ tool to perform a safe and non-invasive scan. No radiation is involved.

At this second visit, we will give you the results of the scans. We’ll use those results along with the information you provided at the first visit to put together specific recommendations for your game plan. We’ll discuss how we will address current issues and what we need to do long term to help you reach your goals.

When you come in for regular visits, we will likely perform the Webster Technique. You also may have a spinal adjustment, depending on what we see in the scans. This could include a full-spine adjustment.

FAQ

Is pregnancy chiropractic care safe?

Yes! Not only do we provide safe chiropractic care, but we ensure that moms-to-be are completely comfortable. In addition to offering gentle adjustments, we also feature treatment tables that allow you to rest comfortably through your session, even as your belly expands.

At what point in my pregnancy should I start chiropractic care?

You can begin care even before you plan to conceive though we welcome you to come in at any time during your pregnancy. The earlier you prepare your body for pregnancy, however, the better.

Do you modify your techniques for pregnant women?

Yes, we will modify them throughout your pregnancy, ensuring they are safe and still effective. As you progress through the second and third trimester—and especially as you come to the end of the pregnancy—your care will be gentler and more focused on the pelvis. Rest assured, our techniques are low-force and comfortable.

How often will I need to come in?

It depends on what your scan results reveal after we do your initial evaluation. We would perform the Webster Technique once a week. Some moms will come in 2-3 times a week, particularly if they’re dealing with something like sciatica pain. For those moms that are feeling great and don’t have any issues, then a lower frequency will be recommended.

How is your approach different?

Our doctors have decades of combined experience and have been able to help many pregnant women throughout their pregnancy journey. As they are Webster Technique certified, they have an extra level of experience to help a mom-to-be prepare her body in the best possible way.

Providing safe scanning with INSiGHT technology also sets us apart. As we don’t take X-rays on pregnant women, the information from the scans allows us to assess the function of the nervous system. This tool is particularly helpful during pregnancy because the information from the scans helps to let us know what needs to be adjusted.

Book an Appointment

If you’d like to enjoy a happier healthier pregnancy, contact ViVO Chiropractic today to book an appointment.

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