It's Webster Wednesday here at the office! Today my friend and patient Claudia came in for some prenatal holistic chiropractic care.
Claudia is 5.5 months pregnant with her baby boy and has been experiencing excruciating lower back and sacrum area pain along with complaints that her walk already feels like a difficult waddle.
Last month, I attended a prenatal and perinatal chiropractic care with Webster Certification seminar in Vancouver, BC. Today, I was beyond thrilled to put my new skills in caring for pregnant women to work.
Webster technique is a chiropractic analysis and treatment technique that has many, many benefits, including:
*decreased physical pain, often associated with pregnancy
*increased spinal alignment particularly of the lower back, hips, and pelvis, offering greater potential for optimal positioning of baby in the uterus
*increased nervous system functioning of both mother and baby
*increased pelvic and core muscle tone, which assists in birthing
*increased blood flow and healing
*decreased uterus torsion
*a more balanced sympathetic (fight or flight) and parasympathetic (rest, heal, digest) nervous system
*stress reduction for both mother and baby
*reduced labor times and pain, as revealed in research study done by Dr. Joan Fallon
With Claudia, we had GREAT results. Claudia came in with a reported 6/10 lower back pain (10 being at its worst), and left with zero back pain. None! She also felt that her gait improved and became much more smooth. Then there are of course there are all of the many benefits that may not be perceived immediately upon care, but that are happening from the moment we begin the treatment.
We plan to treat Claudia at least once a month until the baby arrives, and then after the baby arrives.
Many thanks to Claudia for including chiropractic in her prenatal care regimen. She has dedicated the time and energy to make this a part of her health program, and I am grateful to be her chiropractor!