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Pregnancy Chiropractic in Arlington

Hands forming heart on bellyPregnancy is one of life’s most exciting times. If you’ve been pregnant before, you know that this excitement can also be accompanied by aches, pains and other concerns. At Active Family Wellness Center, we encourage you to start chiropractic care during your pregnancy. We can help you stay healthy while you prepare for this new addition to your family.

Concentrating on the Three Ps

We like to say that we emphasize the importance of the Three Ps for our pregnant patients: power, passage and passenger. The first, power, is what you’ll need for a successful delivery. The second P, passage, means that your pelvis must allow your baby to come out. The last P stands for passenger. By following the Webster Protocol, we can ensure the ligaments that attach to your uterus and relaxed and balanced, allowing your baby to emerge when the time is right.

The Webster Technique

Dr. Godwin is certified in the Webster Technique by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). Through the ICPA, he has completed extensive studies on caring for pregnant women and children. The Webster Technique is widely known for its success in balancing the pelvis of an expecting mom.

Though many refer to it as a technique for breech babies, the Webster Technique will not turn your baby. Instead, the focus is on making sure your baby has the appropriate room to get into the proper birthing position.

The Frequency of Your Visits

Our recommendations are always based on your individual needs. There is no cookie-cutter approach to what we do. How often you’ll visit our office will depend on if you’re in pain or are seeing us to improve your overall level of health. If you’re experiencing symptoms such as discomfort, we may recommend more frequent visits to begin with. The frequency will likely be reduced as you improve.

Comfortable Tables and Pregnancy Pillows

We offer specialized tables that have a drop piece built-in. During your adjustment, this piece will “drop” away to allow for a comfortable adjustment. We also have pregnancy pillows that allow you to lie comfortably on your stomach.

Dr. Godwin often uses instrument-based adjusting on pregnant patients. Additionally, he may incorporate myofascial relief to address tight muscles and ligaments.

FAQ

Why should I see a chiropractor during my pregnancy?

When you’re pregnant, your body is under a great deal of strain. You may have resulting problems in your spinal alignment or in other joints and soft tissues. They can occur within a short period and leave lasting imbalances in your body’s structure.

Getting adjusted during pregnancy can assist you in remaining healthy now and in the future. When you feel good, you can keep your focus where it needs to be: on caring for your new bundle of joy.

Can chiropractic help with pelvic balance?

When you’re pregnant, you may have changes in your pelvic alignment. As a result, your baby’s development may be limited. This problem is called intrauterine constraint. It can mean that your baby is unable to move into the right position for birth.

With chiropractic, we can improve your pelvic balance. As a result, your pregnancy may be easier for you. Some research even suggests that particular chiropractic techniques may reduce the risk of your baby being in the breech position.

Is chiropractic safe for both the expecting mother and her baby?

Yes. High-level studies show that chiropractic care is safe and effective for expecting women. You can get adjusted before you’re pregnant, during any trimester and in your postpartum period.

How will you determine what kind of care I need?

Chiropractic isn’t a one-size-fits-all idea. Dr. Godwin begins every professional relationship with a thorough consultation and comprehensive physical examination. Based on this information, he can create an individual treatment plan that addresses your needs and goals.

Do you have any special training for pregnancy care?

All chiropractors are trained in adjusting pregnant women. Specialized tools and techniques are used to provide results while accommodating you and your baby.

Is there research that supports chiropractic care during pregnancy?

Yes! Numerous studies have shown that pregnant women can benefit from being adjusted during pregnancy. Furthermore, this research also demonstrates the importance of care before and after pregnancy.

How many visits will I need?

The number of times that you’ll see us will depend entirely on your goals and what you want from our care. We’ll recommend what we think is appropriate based on our years of clinical experience. Some want to stay with us just long enough to get out of pain. Others want to prevent problems from occurring with periodic visits. We leave the choice up to you.

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