Pregnancy / Prenatal Chiropractic
Pregnancy Chiropractor in Dickinson, ND
Drs. Kristal & Curtis Weinstein: Complete Chiropractic & Spinal Rehab
Chiropractic for a Healthier and Happier Pregnancy
Pregnancy Chiropractor in Dickinson, ND: Dr. Kristal Weinstein and Dr. Curtis Weinstein offer chiropractic care for expectant mothers. When your body goes through the various stages and trials of pregnancy and labor, your spine is subjected to extreme amounts of stress. After all, it has to constantly adjust itself to bear the growing weight of another person over a short time frame of just nine months. The center of gravity shifts forward and weight gain adds stress to the spine of the expectant mother. This stress frequently causes lower back pain, headaches and migraines, nausea, insomnia, and other symptoms that can wreak havoc on your quality of life.
Did you know that regular chiropractic care throughout pregnancy can help mom and baby be healthier? Did you know that it can shorten labor time and reduce pain? Research has shown all of this to be true. While pregnant, a woman releases a hormone called ‘Relaxin’ that loosens her joints and ligaments to make room for the little one growing inside. Chiropractic care can help ensure maximum room and proper positioning for the fetus and reduce the mother’s chance of injury, because fetal position affects not only the mother’s comfort, but also her labor and birth.
Benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy:
- Possibly decrease labor times
- Aid in VBAC
- Reduce or eliminate restless leg
- Decrease lower back pain
- Reduce or eliminate headaches
- Reduce nerve pain
- Decrease joint pain
Webster Technique for a happier pregnancy
Both Dr. Curtis and Dr. Kristal are certified through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association in the Webster Technique. This gentle technique helps ease a pregnant woman’s discomfort and can aid in proper positioning of the baby. This technique can help babies to turn naturally in-utero, which can help avoid birth trauma associated with breech births and cesarean births.
Over 50% of pregnant women complain of lower back pain during pregnancy, primarily caused by the weight that must be balanced by an overworked spine and support system. Furthermore, a smooth and uncomplicated delivery has a lot to do with the state of your body. A body that is stressed, misaligned and worn out can result in complications during labor.
A study performed by the American Medical Association Board of Trustees concluded that women who received chiropractic care during their third trimester of pregnancy were able to carry and deliver with far more comfort. Additionally, the need for painkillers was also reduced by half in several patients in another well-known study.