A woman’s body adapts to the many changes that take place during pregnancy. However, her spine and pelvis may become misaligned in the process. These adaptations can result in a breakdown of communication between the brain and the body. Pregnancy symptoms such as morning sickness, bloating, cramps, and aches and pains, particularly in the lower back area may increase due to the miscommunications within the body.
Chiropractic care for pregnant mothers helps the nervous system to function, lessens the severity of pregnancy symptoms, and provides great health benefits for both the mother and her baby.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care during Pregnancy
- Reduces morning sickness symptoms
- Relieves sciatica
- Reduces labor and delivery time
- Easier and safer birth experience
- Prevents potential cesarean delivery
- Relieves headache
- Reduces stress for mother and baby
- Helps neck, back and joint pain often associated with pregnancy
- Healthier pregnancy overall
In fact, the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) recommends that women receive chiropractic care throughout pregnancy to establish pelvic balance and optimize the room a baby has for development throughout pregnancy.
Webster Technique Certified
Dr. Levitz is Webster Technique Certified, specially trained to work with pelvic balance in pregnancy. The late Larry Webster, D.C., Founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association(ICPA), developed a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment for pregnant women. Chiropractors use the Webster Technique to establish balance in the pregnant woman’s pelvis to reduce undue stress to her uterus and supporting ligaments, thereby allowing for optimal fetal positioning.
A well balanced pelvis provides a greater chance for the baby to move into the correct position for birth— potentially averting a breech or posterior presentations. “The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reported an 82% success rate of babies turning vertex when doctors of chiropractic balance the pelvis using the Webster Technique.” 
Dr. Levitz uses a set of pillows specifically designed to adjust for a pregnant woman’s body to apply natural chiropractic techniques while avoiding unnecessary pressure on the abdomen.
Call Levitz Family Chiropractic today at 805-646-0105 to keep your spine aligned and be on your way to a healthier pregnancy for you and your baby!
1 Chiropractic care during pregnancy. http://americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/chiropracticcare.html. The American Pregnancy Association. 08-Oct 2009