At Impact Chiropractic, prenatal chiropractic is our specialty! We are the go-to resource for expecting mothers in Fort Collins to make sure your body is prepared for childbirth. Prenatal chiropractic care results in fewer complications, less back pain, and a reduced likelihood of postpartum depression.
All of our female chiropractors received Webster technique certification through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association; Webster technique is a very specific type of prenatal chiropractic care adjustment focusing on the mother's pelvis. Here is the definition from ICPA's website:
"The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/ SI joint dysfunction. In doing so, neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is facilitated.
Sacral subluxation may contribute to difficult labor for the mother (i.e., dystocia), caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby mal-presentation. Correction of sacral subluxation may have a positive effect on all of these causes of dystocia."
Prenatal chiropractic care can provide benefits for women who are pregnant. Potential benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include:
Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
Controlling symptoms of nausea
Reducing the time of labor and delivery
Relieving back, neck or joint pain
Prevent potential cesarean delivery
Women under chiropractic care during their pregnancies report:
✓ 24-39% faster labor times
✓ Fewer complications and less back labor pain
✓ 50% less drugs (analgesics) involved
✓ Better milk production
✓ Reduced likelihood of postpartum depression (link).
Chiropractic for Pregnancy: The Webster Technique
The ICPA conducts annual peer-reviewed practice-based research and case study reports to reflect the practice of family wellness chiropractic around the world. The ICPA Practice-Based Research Network is the largest PBRN in chiropractic and is regularly published in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health - Chiropractic. Click here to see some of the ICPA's latest published articles on pregnancy and chiropractic. If you have more questions on chiropractic care during pregnancy, just read some of our patient Testimonials for a first-hand account on its effectiveness!