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With the number of physical changes a woman’s body undergoes during pregnancy, it certainly isn’t uncommon for her to experience aches and pains. In fact, 76% of pregnant women experience back pain at some point during their pregnancy, according to a recent study by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. Not only is chiropractic care a great option for minimizing back pain during pregnancy, it can also resolve fetal position changes, help with difficult labor, and can relieve lower back pain during labor and after the birth.
Dr. Herta has administered chiropractic care to pregnant women for years and has ample experience providing spinal adjustments to relieve pain and restore a full range of motion. She began work as a chiropractor after receiving chiropractic care herself, following a car accident. The chiropractic care she received was the only treatment to offer any improvement from the pain caused by the accident, leading her down the path she follows now. Dr. Herta has since become certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Associate (ICPA), to better meet the needs of pregnant patients, who often require more specialized care.
The ICPA training helped Dr. Herta to better assess the issues of her patients, often enabling her to identify red-flags that chiropractors less experienced with pregnant patients may otherwise miss. By taking a whole-body approach to treatment, Dr. Herta addresses on more than just chiropractic adjustments for her patients, she promotes body wellness.
The goal for chiropractic care in pregnant women is to remove any restrictions in movement to better allow the baby to move into the optimal position for growth and, eventually, delivery. Dr. Herta is Webster Technique Certified, which means she has received specialized training to alleviate lower back and pelvic pain.
Many pregnant women find relief from the Webster Technique, which safely helps with pelvic alignment to promote movement and reduce pain. This type of alignment can help make more room for the baby, and make the baby’s positioning for labor more natural. It can even help with breech positions. Adjusting the alignment of the back and pelvis not only makes things more comfortable for the baby, it improves positioning for the mother. This can make it easier to have a more natural delivery the mother can be comfortable with.
Seeing Dr. Herta for chiropractic treatment during your pregnancy can significantly improve your symptoms of back pain, and better prepare you for labor and delivery through natural means. Chiropractic care can be particularly helpful to pregnant women when the types of medicines and treatments available for pain management are otherwise limited, or in some cases, unsafe. Carefully executed alignments and treatments can provide relief from the more painful changes that come with pregnancy, giving you and your baby the comfort you need.
For more information about prenatal and postnatal chiropractic care, contact the Unruh Spice Center, your appointment!