Prenatal & Postnatal Care

Helping women before, during and after their pregnancy is one of our greatest joys. When pregnant, your body goes through significant changes. Chiropractic care is an important part of prenatal and postnatal care because there is no other time in a woman’s life that a chiropractic check-up is more important. Central Ohio Spine and Joint looks forward to developing a customized chiropractic care plan for you to keep you as comfortable as possible throughout your pregnancy, delivery, and have you feeling healthy and full of vitality postnatal.

Understanding Prenatal Care

Utilizing the Webster Technique

Chiropractic care in pregnancy is a safe and gentle way to promote comfort during pregnancy and to support the natural birthing process. Pregnancy is exciting but unfortunately it is not uncommon to struggle with many unpleasant symptoms due to developmental and hormonal changes including back pain, sciatica, hip pain, reflux, morning sickness, constipation, and fatigue. To relieve these symptoms, we use gentle manipulation for your spine and pelvis and light soft tissue work to release muscles and ligaments to promote balanced movement and alignment. This pregnancy specific chiropractic technique is referred to the Webster Technique. Dr. Copeland is trained in utilizing the Webster technique, which helps to correctly position the pelvis, providing relief throughout the entire pregnancy and labor. Ensuring that your pelvis and neuromuscular system are balanced will help your body adapt to pregnancy easier. By relieving the tension you and your baby will be more comfortable during pregnancy and delivery.

Experience The Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Relieve back, hip, and groin pain

Optimize you and your baby’s overall health by aligning the spine and pelvis

Manage swelling

Control nausea

Reduce and relieve headaches caused by pregnancy hormones

Improve immune function for mom and baby during pregnancy

Promote optimal positioning of the baby in the womb

Decrease the need for outside intervention during the birthing process

Shorter labor and delivery time

Postnatal Care

Chiropractic care postnatal can help relieve the strain, stress, and injury that occurred during labor and delivery. During delivery your pelvis increases its tilt or position and opens to be able to accommodate your baby. This can be difficult on your body causing pain such as low back pain, hip pain, groin pain to name a few. During pregnancy your ligaments and muscles stretch to be able to accommodate your growing baby. But after birth this extra stretching can put you at more risk of injury while participating in every day activities. Post-pregnancy chiropractic adjustments and focused rehab will help balance your pelvis, re-activate your core, and restore the body’s biomechanics to help you heal and mitigate pain post birth. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is chiropractic care during pregnancy safe for mom and baby?

Yes; it’s very safe! Seeing a chiropractor can make pregnancy and delivery more comfortable by taking care of your spinal and pelvic health. Our chiropractors use safe and gentle techniques assuring your comfort during every appointment.

At what point in my pregnancy should I begin chiropractic care?

While you can start care at any time during your pregnancy, we encourage you to come in as soon as you know you’re pregnant. However, even if you don’t begin chiropractic care until later in your pregnancy, you still can experience benefits.

How many chiropractic adjustments will I need?

It is impossible to predict how many sessions someone will need without a thorough evaluation but on average we start with a trail of care of between 4-6 sessions. Again, each case is individualized but on average this is a good estimate.

How can prenatal care help support my growing baby?

Regular prenatal care ensures the pelvis is in proper alignment while the body is changing. When in the correct position, there is ample space for the baby to receive proper nourishment and encourages a healthy growth cycle.

What is the Webster technique?

The Webster Technique is a chiropractic sacral analysis that aims to reduce sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Utilizing the Webster Technique in your prenatal chiropractic care helps you to have a more comfortable, safer, and easier birthing experience.

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