Active Life Chiropractic: Your Prenatal Chiropractor
In a relatively short amount of time, chiropractic care – that is, the drug-free and surgery-free maintenance of the spinal column and its related bones, vertebrae, discs, and nerves – has come to been seen as healthy and beneficial not only for children and adults, but also in prenatal applications. Active Life Chiropractic, the foremost prenatal chiropractor in Charlotte, NC, offers the following reasons why prenatal care at our clinic is good for mother and baby.
Trusted, experienced providers
We are just as capable of administering prenatal chiropractic care as we are in treating kids and adults. Our education and experience in prenatal care is reflected in the following designations, denoting us as a clinic to trust for pregnancy wellness:
DACCP: diploma from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), the highest level of advanced training
CACCP: ICPA certification, confirming advanced training
Active ICPA member
Webster certified: highly trained in skills related to pelvic balance during pregnancy
Our extensive training also makes us highly proficient in the usage of special equipment and apparatus (for example, custom tables that conform to a pregnant woman’s body), and applying techniques that are gentle on the abdomen and avoid excess pressure. Moreover, we’re well-versed in a variety of stretches and exercises that are safe to do during pregnancy.
We understand the vital role prenatal chiropractic care plays in pregnancy
Pregnant women’s bodies undergo different endocrinological and physiological changes whose purpose is to prepare the body for the developing baby. Certain changes, including shifts in posture, pelvic changes, a more severe back curve, and a protruding abdomen, could result in a misaligned spine or joints. As experts in prenatal chiropractic care, we know that when the pelvis is misaligned it creates a condition called “intrauterine constraint”, which is a reduction in the amount of “belly room” for the baby. This is one reason why it’s important to establish and maintain pelvic alignment and balance throughout pregnancy.
Another reason to choose prenatal chiropractic care is that it contributes to a natural, healthy birth process. Pelvic misalignment can hamper a baby’s ability to achieve an ideal delivery position, causing the baby to assume a breech or posterior position that makes labor more difficult – possibly leading to a c-section. However, a properly aligned spine allows the nervous system, which communicates with all areas of the body (including reproduction), to operate at its highest efficiency, thus maximizing the chances of a smooth labor and delivery experience.
We know the benefits that come with prenatal chiropractic care
Prenatal chiropractic care offers several benefits that may be harder to attain during a “standard” pregnancy. These benefits include:
Reduced labor and delivery time
Joint, back, and neck pain mitigation
Control and minimization of nausea symptoms
Application of the Webster Technique, which is clinically proven to facilitate correct fetal positioning
Reduced chances of a cesarean delivery
An overall healthier full-term pregnancy
For further information and to schedule an appointment, contact Active Life Chiropractic today. As a respected chiropractor, you can count on us to deliver some of North Carolina’s most informed, most effective prenatal chiropractic care.