Pregnancy and Pediatric Care
and the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA)
More about birthing and C-Sections from www.BirthTalk.org
Why do I need chiropractic care during my pregnancy?
During pregnancy, weight-bearing changes occurs. This can cause an added stress to the spine. Chiropractic care during pregnancy not only can help you to stay more comfortable, but can also help to facilitate your birth.
Prenatal chiropractic care has been shown to significantly reduce the length of time a woman labors. First time moms averaged a 24 percent shorter labor, while mothers who have already given birth experienced a 39 percent reduction in the average labor length, compared to controls. Chiropractic care in pregnancy can help to avoid or relieve back pain and can also prepare your back and pelvic structures for the stresses of labor and birth. Chiropractic care can also reduce the likelihood of experiencing back labor. Regular chiropractic adjustments can safely continue up until the time of birth.
Dr. Julia Mason provides chiropractic prenatal care for women in all stages of their pregnancy. She helps many women who suffer from back pain, pelvic and hip pain and the general discomforts of pregnancy. She uses comfortable pregnancy pads for you to lay on face down during your treatment. You will love laying face down on these pads!
What if my baby is breech?
You've come to the right office! When the pelvis is misaligned it can cause uterus constraints and round ligament tightness and pain. A constrained uterus can restrict your unborn babies ability to move freely within the womb. Dr. Julia Mason is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and specializes in the Webster Technique. A safe and gentle chiropractic approach which allows the breech baby to turn naturally. Dr. Mason has helped many women in all stages of their breech conditions. She has had success even with breech twins! Getting chiropractic care earlier in your pregnancy can also prevent a breech condition.
Pubic Bone Pain During Pregnancy (Pubic Symphysis Diastasis)
Pubic bone pain in pregnancy is also know as Pubic Symphysis Diastasis. The hormone relaxin causes the pelvis, particularly at the pubic bone, to loosen as the baby grows. Relaxin is a good thing because it makes birth easier for mom and baby. Sometimes the separation is exaggerated and can become quite painful.
You may notice this pain when rolling over in bed, walking, standing or trying to move your legs apart like stepping into pants or the car. Most of the pain is typically centered up front in the pubic bone area. Some typical symptoms are pinpoint pain at the pubic bone, groin muscle pain to the sides of the pubic bone sometimes shooting down the inside of the thigh. When the public bone is misaligned (or subluxated) it can also cause referral pain into the sacroiliac joint (located in your low back along the area where you would have a seam on your pants pocket).
Treatment by a chiropractor will realign the pelvis and Pubic Symphysis thereby relieving the sharp stabbing and shooting pains. Chiropractic is safe and gentle for Mom and the baby and relief is usually felt immediately. Dr. Julia Mason specializes in Pubic Symphysis Diastasis. You do not need to suffer from this pain. Get treatment by Dr. Mason today.
Why do my children need chiropractic care?
The birth process is often the cause of your child's first misalignment (also known as a subluxation.) A very soft and undeveloped spine of an infant can suffer trauma during delivery. It is estimated that as much as 90lbs of pulling pressure can be exerted to remove a baby from the birth canal. There is even birth trauma with a c-section. Then, as children grow up and become more adventurous, the number of injuries to their spines become countless. The repeated falls as children learn to walk, the running, jumping, twisting, bumping and falling all over the place while playing in the yard or on an athletic field will often cause your child to become subluxated. However, often children do not show any signs or symptoms of being subluxated until later on in life. Chiropractic care offers your child a more responsive body, a more balanced flow of energy and overall increased performance as she/he passes through their windows of development. A subluxation free child also minimizes the risk of future health challenges.
Our doctors use gentle adjusting techniques for newborns and all ages of children. Have your child checked today.
Can Chiropractic help with bed wetting and day time wetting?
Yes chiropractic can help!!! With only a couple of very gentle adjustments to the pelvis region Dr. Mason has had dramatic results alleviating both night time and day time wetting in children. No medications, no psychotherapy, no more worry for parents or child. Just a simple gentle adjustment can change everyone's life forever.
CHECK OUT THESE RESOURCE ARTICLES
Why Should Children Have Chiropractic Care: http://icpa4kids.org/Wellness-Articles/why-should-children-have-chiropractic-care.html
What Can Chiropractic Do For Your Child: http://icpa4kids.org/Wellness-Articles/what-can-chiropractic-do-for-your-child.html