Pregnancy

Discomfort when you’re pregnant? Contact us today on 020 7228 7822 or info@wandsworthchiro.co.uk

Chiropractic care is natural, safe and effective for the normal function of mothers and babies throughout pregnancy and birth.  Many mothers and newborns are discovering the benefits of chiropractic care and recognise the value of the Webster technique.

The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic pelvis and sacrum analysis system and adjustments.  The aims of the adjustments are to reduce the affects of the sacrum misalignments and improve the neuro, muscular and biomechanical function.  Difficult labour (Pelvic dystocia) may develop as a result of inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction and baby mal-presentation and correction of these pelvic misalignments may have a positive effect on these causes of dystocia.

Back and abdominal pain during pregnancy is common but there may be an answer - gentle Chiropractic care will help to prepare your body for its new state. During pregnancy, pelvic distortion or a rotated pelvis can cause tension and pain around the spine, pelvis and hips.

Chiropractic care and Webster are safe and effective for pregnancy [1] and can help your spine and pelvis to function properly without drugs or surgery for a more comfortable, safer and easier birth.

Dr Ari Mihailidis is certified in Webster technique and loves helping all patients including babies, and pregnant mothers and their families.

Symptoms

  • Pubic pain (lower abdomen)
  • Pelvic pain
  • Back pain
  • Tiredness and fatigue
  • Leg aches and pains

Common conditions

  • Symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD)
  • Pelvic instability
  • Back pain
  • Postural strain

DO

  • Continue exercising especially core exercises.
  • Try to keep a long straight spine
  • Use the knees to bend
  • Attend prenatal classes
  • Use ice packs if you feel sore
  • Consult a chiropractor if you feel you could be better

DO NOT

  • Carry other children on your pelvis
  • Wear tight clothing
  • Perform excessive movements eg. Toe touches
  • Twist or bend suddenly
  • Stand when you can sit/rest
  • Accept the pain is normal or will go away by itself

To book an appointment, contact us on 020 7228 7822 or info@wandsworthchiro.co.uk

Resources:

 

(1)Borggren, CL. 2007. "Pregnancy and Chiropractic: A Narrative Review of the Literature." J Chiropr Med 6 (2): 70-74.

Joella Pettigrew.  “Utilizing chiropractic for optimal pregnancy and birth outcomes.” Midwifery Today Int Midwife. Midwifery Today Int Midwife 2014 (110):56-7.

Alcantara, J, and J Ohm. 2008. "The Webster Technique: Results from a Practice-based Research Program." Presentation, European Chiropractors Union Annual Convention, Brussels, Belgium.

Lisi, A3. 2006. "Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation for Low Back Pain of Pregnancy: A Retrospective Case Series." J Midwifery Women Health 51 (1): e7-10.

McMorland, G, et aL 2010. "Manipulation or Microdiskectomy for Sciatica? A Prospective Randomized Clinical Study." J Manipulative Physiol Ther 33 (8):576-84.

Ohm, 3. 2004. "Midwifery and Chiropractic." Midwifery Today 69:42-43.

Phillips, CaroL 2013. Personal Communication.

Rosenberg, S. 2008. "An Expectant Parent's Guide to Chiropractic." Pathways to Family Wellness 20.

Stuber, K, S Wynd and C Weis. 2012. "Adverse Events from Spinal Manipulation in the Pregnant and Postpartum Periods: A Critical Review of the Literature." Chiropr Man Therap 20:8.

Vireday, P. 2008. "Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction." Pathways to Family Wellness 16.

https://icpa4kids.com/training/webster-certification/webster-technique/

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