Prenatal Chiropractic Care

Arc of Life Prenatal Chiropractic Ottawa

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Naturally Healthy Pregnancy for Mother and Child

Pregnant women often seek out Chiropractic care for help with:

  • Relieving back, pelvic, neck and joint pain
  • Maintaining a healthier pregnancy for mother and baby
  • Reducing labor and delivery time
  • Increasing ease of delivery, requiring fewer interventions
  • Balancing pelvis for a more optimal position for baby 

During pregnancy there are several physiological changes that occur in order to create the right environment for the developing baby. Some of these changes include increased back curve, postural adaptations, and pelvic changes. Many women experience back, neck, pelvic and joint pain during pregnancy. While many accept this as a normal part of pregnancy, it doesn’t have to be this way. 

Pain and discomfort are rarely caused by the pregnancy itself. More often, pre-existing misalignments become stressed and exaggerated as the body changes and the baby grows. Restoring alignment to the spine and pelvis allows your body to adapt to these changes without discomfort.

When the pelvis is misaligned, it may reduce the amount of room available for the developing baby, making it difficult for the baby to get into the best position for delivery. The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic technique that enables chiropractors to establish balance in the pregnant woman’s pelvis and reduce stress to the uterus and supporting ligaments. Restoring balance to the pelvis has been clinically shown to allow for optimal fetal position. Approximately 4% of all pregnancies result in a breech presentation. A 2002 study found that the Webster Technique resulted in an 82% success rate of turning breech babies. Even when the baby is not breech, a constrained uterus due to misalignments in the pelvis may inhibit the normal progression of delivery. Using gentle, non-invasive chiropractic adjustments, the pelvis is relaxed and delivery can proceed easily, reducing the need for medical intervention, and reducing stress on both mother and baby.

Listen to what this mom says about how the chiropractic webster
technique helped her avoid ECV (External Cephalic Version) at the hospital

At Arc of Life we care for whole families, at every stage of life. Both Dr. Pauline and Dr. Brent are Webster Technique certified by the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association). Call to book an appointment today and let us take the stress off your body and your mind so that you can enjoy this exciting time in your life.

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