Active Life Chiropractic: Your Prenatal Chiropractor
As our society continues to gravitate toward wellness lifestyles, prenatal chiropractors have played an integral role in helping moms sustain healthy pregnancies. 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 (The Webster Technique) as we are in treating children 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:
Active ICPA member since 2006 and have treated over 10,000 prenatal cases.
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 are well-versed in a variety of stretches and exercises that are safe to do during pregnancy. (myofascial release)
We understand the vital role prenatal chiropractic care plays in pregnancy
Pregnant women’s bodies undergo different 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. A properly aligned spine and pelvis maximizes 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
Active Life Chiropractic’s Approach to Prenatal Care
Dr. Bob will conduct preliminary prenatal exams that check for alignment and soft tissue balance of your hips and spine. If he discovers that your problem is beyond his scope, Dr. Bob will refer you to the appropriate specialist.
Prior to commencing treatment, Dr. Bob will share his diagnosis with you, discuss treatment options, and talk candidly about time-frame and expectations. We’ll also verify your insurance coverage and/or payment options.
Treatments vary, but it is common for a patient to balance their spinal alignment with spinal adjustments and and unwind muscle imbalances with customized prenatal exercises and stretches. Recommendation also include advice related to lifestyle components that help position mom to have the smoothest pregnancy and labor.
For further information and to schedule an appointment, call us at 980.406.3862 or click the picture below to take advantage of our New Patient Special! As a respected chiropractor in Charlotte, you can count on us to deliver some of North Carolina’s most informed, most effective prenatal chiropractic care.